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Hancock School

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Stephen P. Shaw, Principal


Our mission is to educate all students to high academic standards in an environment that cultivates character, fosters pro-social behavior and inspires the love of learning.


Our vision is for all students to become proficient in effective communication, critical reasoning and logical problem solving. We seek to meet the needs of all learners within a student-centered, data-driven learning community where we continually collect, analyze and act on student performance data to improve teaching and learning.

About Us

The Hancock School Offers ...

  • An environment that encourages respect, dignity and participation of all students.
  • A literacy program that includes guided reading, literacy centers and literature circles, along with a writing program that emphasizes process and communication.
  • Extended Day and after-school programs that keep students safe, active and learning.
  • PTA-sponsored events including the Spaghetti Supper, Family MCAS Nights, Hancock on the Move, Family Fun Day and Family Reading Nights.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We welcome you and your family to the Hancock School for the school year.

The Hancock School works together with families and the community to provide a strong foundation upon which our children can build the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for wherever the world leads them. Our dedicated faculty work tirelessly to create a learning environment filled with respect, love, honesty, and high expectations for academic achievement.

Equally critical to our children’s success is the dedicated participation of our students’ families. We invite you to partner with us on this year’s journey to foster academic growth and the development of personal and social responsibility in the lives of our students.

In addition to opportunities for family involvement, we provide exemplary regular education instruction, school-wide Title One support, special education, extended day programs and other activities to ensure success for all learners.

Stephen Shaw

School Facts & Highlights


Hancock Elementary School
125 Pearl Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Main telephone: 508-580-7252, FAX 508-580-7079
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Early dismissal 12:15 p.m.
North Zone West, Grades K - 5

Building & Facilities

Built in 1963 (renovated 1970); 32 classrooms; cafetorium; library; music room; art room; computer lab; full court gymnasium.

School Highlights

General Education Program
Special Education Program
Title I Services
Computer Lab
Peer Leaders
Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
Good Citizen of The Month
Instrumental Band Program
Hancock School Chorus
Art, Health & Physical Education
Parent Teacher Association
Smart Start Extended Day
WOW! Walk to School on Wednesday!

Contact Us

Stephen Shaw: 508-580-7252

Assistant Principal:
Nicole Ford: 508-580-7252

Administrative Assistant:
Laura Cain: 508-580-7252 | FAX 508-580-7079

Absentee Call-In Line: 508-580-7250
School Nurse: 508-580-7254
Instructional Resource Specialist: 508-894-4346
Reading Resource Specialist: 508-894-4221
IRC: 508-580-7245
School Adjustment Counselors: 508-580-7210, 7483
Smart Start Extended Day Coordinators: 508-580-7216

School Improvement Plan

Hancock 2012-2014 School Improvement Plan

Every Brockton Public School has an individual School Improvement Plan, a two‐year strategic plan for schools to follow to achieve academic and non-academic goals. The plans are developed among school leadership, faculty and staff and serve as a blueprint for success.

School Improvement plans require school personnel to set challenging goals for student performance, and must articulate the strategies the school staff will use to reach their targets.

In addition to approving each school’s SIP, Central Office conducts three to four “Walk Throughs” per school per year to gather data and provide feedback to site-level leaders about how effectively the plans are being implemented. What’s exciting about this is that everyone recognizes the importance of this kind of feedback and is actively supporting this kind of valuable work – principals, teachers, administrators and union officials.

Hancock School Report Card

Hancock School

125 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
TEL. 508-
FAX 508-580-7079


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