Top-rated K-12 School Districts Propel Students Towards Career Preparation and Post-secondary Success

Mt. Vernon Middle School's fieldhouse in Fortville, Indiana.

In Hancock County, Indiana, families and communities are reaping the rewards of hosting four consistently top-rated K-12 school districts. These districts have achieved an “A” or “B” rating for excellence from the state, a testament to their commitment to providing quality education. Schools within these districts have earned the prestigious Four-Star status bestowed by the Indiana Department of Education—a mark of their dedication to academic excellence.

From early learning stages to the culmination of high school, students in Hancock County benefit from immersive technology-rich environments guided by highly skilled educators. The four districts have forged a cooperative partnership to enrich the educational landscape for their students while avoiding costly duplication. Whether through dual-credit initiatives enabling students to graduate with college credits or engaging in career and technical programs like Project Lead the Way’s pre-engineering, biomedical sciences, and advanced computer animation classes.

K-12 School Districts

Vocation and Workforce Development Training

amplify hancock future site projected mapAmplify Hancock is an innovation and education facility planned at CR 300N and CR 200W in Hancock County to create an integrated 9-16+ age workforce development ecosystem at a world-class, multi-use learning and innovation center fusing education, private industry, and the community. Phase 1 of Amplify Hancock is planned to be a 90,000-100,000-square-foot facility owned by the County, opening in 2026.

Currently, students in Hancock County have to travel to facilities outside of the County for career and technical education. Amplify Hancock will provide students with local access and resources to high-quality workforce education to accommodate the continuing economic growth.

Notable programs being considered for Amplify Hancock include:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Construction and building trades
  • Information technology
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • Electric
  • Carpentry
  • Welding

Post Secondary

Colleges and universities in a 50-mile radius of Hancock County include: