Hancock North Central Elementary is a K-5 school in Kiln, MS. It is a thriving part of the Hancock County School District on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast that focuses on character education, rigorous academics, and community involvement.

Home of the Hawks!

Home of the Hawks!


HNCE has served its commununity for decades. In the late 1950’s Hancock North Central housed grades 1-12, and through the years it has been transformed into Mississippi’s first LEED school, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, serving pre-k through fifth grade students. After Hurricane Katrina, the school was renovated using repurposed materials and energy efficient designs. It truly is a beauty!


Leed Certification

Mr. Dedeaux, Mrs. Cuevas, & Mrs. Breeland receive the LEED certification plaque.

HNCE Vision

Hancock North Central Elementary, in partnership with parents and community, envisions all students as lifelong learners, problem solvers, and responsible members of a global society as evidenced by personal growth and academic achievement.

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 HNCE 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.

Attendance, Arrival, & Dismissal

Students are allowed to arrive on campus at 7:00am, with breakfast beginning at this time. Students are considered tardy at 7:26amDismissal is at 2:25pm.

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.