School Details

Hancock Sr. High School

229 West Ripa Ave, St. Louis, MO 63125
(314) 544-1200

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 492 students 18 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hancock Place School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hancock Sr. High School is a public high school in Lemay. The principal of Hancock Sr. High School is Dr. Cathy Lorenz and can be contacted at Clorenz@Hancock.K12.Mo.Us. 492 students attend Hancock Sr. High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 47% of the 492 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Hancock Sr. High School is 18:1. Esther Miller Bais Yaakov is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 71%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 24%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think Hancock schools are very good. I have 3 children that attend them and feel like the teachers and staff really do care. I just feel bad that all these websites rate it so low because the school and teachers are trying harder now than they ever have and they don't seem to be getting credit for it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hancock High School has an extremely inviting culture. The students staff parents and overall community are fantastic to work with in a school setting.

  • (6 years ago)

    very poor school hardly no homework! does not prepare children for college.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great teachers and fun administration could be a problem though

  • (7 years ago)

    Hancock is a fantastic school offering multiple levels of academic and extracurricular activities. They may be a small school but they have a big heart. I am proud to be in this district and even more proud to be part of the new high school build. My husband and I both graduated from Hancock and this year our son is graduating with honors! The teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful. The students are entering college and obtaining careers ranked right up their with the 'top' schools. As far as I am concernd Hancock is a top school!

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to Hancock from K-12. Hancock was all I knew. I loved going there. The teachers were always great and very supportive. They often stayed after school with students who were stuck and needed a deeper explanation than the 47 minute periods allowed for. Hancock is a very small school which makes for a family-like environment. Though we didn't have a lot of money the student body put their hearts into fundraising and accomplished a lot. The sports programs were minimal but well coached. I was involved with the art program from 7-12 grades and I achieved many goals and learned quite a bit from the teacher. Hancock School District may have been the only school I attended but what I took away from it made me who I am today. ~Successful Graduate

  • (8 years ago)

    Hancock high school is one of the best schools in lemay. i think the teachers are all really nice and you can learn alot there so keep up the good work teachers

  • (9 years ago)

    Hancock was an interesting school. We didnt have a lot of money but in ways that brought out the positive in us. We had to work together and put more effort into becoming successful with lower technolgy and needed supplies. Since it is a small district we all knew each other and acted as a family. The teachers and other staff members have more of a realtionship and personal level with the students and understand where they are coming from. Although Hancock does need much help those who want to learn and try are garunteed to be successful. All anyone has to do is ask for help and the teachers are more than willing to help them. I think that once the new school is bulit it will bring a more positive atmosphere.- former graduate

  • (10 years ago)

    this school is a good school. My daughter goes there. Its very poor though. They need more money. Books are falling apart and desks are broken. Granted they are getting a new building around 2007 but thats the year my daughter graduates. They need help.

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