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State names Hancock High School top performer

The Hancock School Board is considering an addition to the Hancock School building. File photo/Stevens County Times

Hancock High School is one of 526 schools were recognized by Minnesota Department of Education for its performance under the new North Star accountability system. This system evaluates schools based on their achievement on MCA reading and math tests, English language proficiency, graduation rates and attendance.

School principal Tim Pahl said in a school news release, "This is another indicator of the quality of education that the Hancock Public School District provides to its students. The commitment of teaching and support staff and the involvement of families and businesses all play a role in the continued success and growth of our student population, school district and community. Being recognized as one of the top schools in the state under the new North Star accountability system is just another indicator of the educational excellence that we strive for at Hancock Public School."