South Hancock Elementary

6590 Lakeshore Rd Bay St Louis, MS 39520

Phone Number: (228)467-4655

Principal: Mrs. Rose Jenkins

Assistant Principal: Mr. William Bentz


“We Are Committed to Academic Excellence.”


South Hancock Elementary is a K-5 school located in Bay St Louis, MS. We are part of the Hancock County School District on the MS Gulf Coast.

Attendance, Arrival, and Dismissal Times

7:00 A.M. Students may be dropped off

7:25 A.M. Tardy Bell Rings

2:25 P.M. Students are dismissed

No Check out are allowed after 2:00 P.M.

Regular and punctual school attendance is a vital aspect of developing and maintaining a successful educational experience. Regular and punctual attendance promotes a sense of responsibility, ensures educational continuity, facilitates academic growth, and prepares the student for his/her future career.

When a student is absent from school, whether the absence is a partial day or full day, proper documentation should be provided regarding the reason for the absence.



South Hancock Elementary was built in 2007 when Hurricane Katrina destroy Gulfview Elementary in Lakeshore and Charles B. Murphy in Pearlington. The two schools were combined to develop South Hancock Elementary. Staff and students move into the new school in October of 2008 after being in temporary classrooms since August of 2005.

District Mission

The Hancock County School District is dedicated to the mission of ensuring quality educational opportunities for all students of the district.

The school district is committed to the following:
Strong instructional leadership
High expectations for student achievement
A safe and orderly school climate
A systematic evaluation of student achievement

In partnership with parents and the community, we strive to empower students to be productive citizens as evidenced by personal growth and academic achievement. It is our mission at SHE to create an exciting, safe learning environment in which all members within our school community use their gifts and talents to reach their full potential in becoming responsible, health-conscious, open-minded thinkers and decision makers who respect all backgrounds and desire a life-long love for learning.