Hernando High School (Florida)

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Hernando High School
Motto Home of the Tigers
Established 1889
Type Public Secondary
Category Co-Educational
Principal Mr. Freddie Joseph
Asst. Principal Caleb Shepard, Ashley Taggart, and Malinda White
Students Approximately 2,000 students
Grades 9-12
Location 805 Dilworth Lane,
Hernando, Mississippi, United States
District Desoto County School District
Colors Black and Gold          
Mascot Tiger
Newspaper The Paw Print
Website http://hhs.desotocountyschools.org/

Hernando High School is a public high school located in Hernando, Mississippi. It is part of the Desoto County School District.


Hernando High School is one of eight high schools in DeSoto County. Hernando, Miss. is a rural community of about 20,000 residents located 20 miles south of Memphis, Tenn. and serves ad the county seat.


The school day is composed of seven 50 minute class periods with three lunch periods (A, B, & C). A broad range of course offerings include student education, career and technical courses and low level academics. The curriculum also includes dual enrollment programs through Delta State University, University of Mississippi, andNorthwest Mississippi Community Collegeas well as Advanced Placement courses on campus.


Here at Hernando High School, located on Dilworth Lane, teachers spend all year preparing all 1,115 students for college, the professional world, and specifically state test such as biology, algebra, U.S. history, and English. Students must pass all these tests in order to graduate. Also to graduate, a student must have a minimum of 26 course credits. In order to promote their school, colleges often visit HHS. Many of these colleges include Ole Miss, Delta State, MSU, and Northwest Mississippi Community College.

To give students an edge, Hernando offers college credits such as English Composition and advanced placement courses such as chemistry, calculus, English, and U.S. history. Hernando also offers PSAT prep classes. Last year alone, Hernando awarded over 2.5 million dollars in scholarships. It is because of achievements like this, Hernando High School is a Star School (only 6% of Mississippi schools have been awarded this highest ranking).

In addition to these academic accolades, HHS also offers, an excellent athletic program. Tiger sports include soccer, tennis, softball, baseball, basketball, track, football, swim, cheer, golf, and volleyball. And to further student appeal HHS offers an award winning fine arts package, which includes visual arts, spectacular band, and outstanding choir.

Coordinates: 28°33′34″N 82°23′09″W / 28.5594384°N 82.3859264°W / 28.5594384; -82.3859264