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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Southern Hancock County Community School Corporation is an above average, public school district located in New Palestine, IN. It has 3,770 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1130
290 responses
Average ACT
26
89 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,770
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,996/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$76,625
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Median Home Value
$203,400
National
$184,700

Southern Hancock County Community School Corporation Reviews

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It was a great experience, however there are a few aging teachers and a few that are not really up to the task of teaching. The band program is underfunded in lieu of sports, however band is not a very important aspect anyways so it makes sense. The high school could use some repairs, but there is nothing life-shatteringly bad about it. There is not much diversity, but that is because the school district is predominantly white. The school lunches should be avoided, since the corporation has outsourced to a school lunch corporation that produces terrible, cheap quality food. The changes to regulations on school lunches are probably also partially to blame for this. The school district compared well to others that I've experienced, such as the woodlands school district in Texas, and Conroe District in southern Ontario. The one to one technology policy with Macbooks has also helped prepare students, and the program that lets students graduate with an associate's degree is amazing.
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I went to NPHS all four years of high school and had a pretty okay time. The bathrooms were usually broke most of the time and the food wasn't the greatest, but the teachers were great and I learned a lot.
we moved here for out kids to go to the middle school. They came from an excellent private school but it only wen to 6th grade.
This has been an excellent experience and has been a great transition for our daughter