Eastern Hancock High School

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Eastern Hancock High School
10320 East 250 North
Charlottesville, Indiana, Hancock County 46117
United States
Coordinates 39°49′27″N 85°36′40″W / 39.824029°N 85.611103°W / 39.824029; -85.611103Coordinates: 39°49′27″N 85°36′40″W / 39.824029°N 85.611103°W / 39.824029; -85.611103
Type Public Secondary
Established 1970
School district Community School Corporation of Eastern Hancock County
Principal Dave Pfaff
Faculty 31
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 390
Campus Rural
Athletics conference Mid-Hoosier Conference
Team name Royals

Eastern Hancock High School is a public high school located just north of Charlottesville, Indiana. It is managed by the Community School Corporation of Eastern Hancock County. Schools in neighboring Wilkinson, Shirley, and Charlottesville consolidated in 1970 forming the Eastern Hancock district that includes all the eastern third of Hancock County.


Although Eastern Hancock's school district covers more area than any other school district in the county, it has the smallest number of enrolled students due to eastern Hancock County being mainly rural. The Community School Corporation of Eastern Hancock County represents the consolidation of the school's three townships: Brown, Blue River and Jackson. The towns of Wilkinson, Shirley, Charlottesville, Warrington, Willow Branch and parts of Greenfield are all in the Eastern Hancock School District.

The school began in 1964-65, but the new Eastern Hancock Junior-Senior High School facilities were completed in 1971. The Elementary building was completed in 1979 and the Middle School was completed in 1996.

Consolidation History to become the Community School Corporation of Eastern Hancock County:

  • Eastern Hancock - Royals
    • Charlottesville - Eagles
      • Westland - Bears
      • Blue River Township Schools
      • Jackson Township Schools
      • Stinger School
    • Wilkinson - Bulldogs
      • Shirley School
      • Warrington School


The Eastern Hancock High School Royals are a member of the Mid-Hoosier Conference in all sports except football. The football team participates in the Mid-Indiana Football Conference. Sports offered at EHHS include: tennis, cross country, football, volleyball, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, softball, golf, ultimate frisbee, field hockey, and track and field. Their only state championship in any sport came in the fall of 1985, when the football team defeated Jimtown High School in the Class A title game 20-7.

Sectional Champions (33)

  • 2013-14 Football
  • 2012-13 Softball
  • 2012-13 Volleyball
  • 2009-10 Softball
  • 2007-08 Boys Basketball
  • 2006-07 Football
  • 2003-04 Football
  • 2002-03 Boys Basketball
  • 2002-03 Football
  • 2001-02 Wrestling
  • 2000-01 Girls Tennis
  • 2000-01 Wrestling
  • 2000-01 Girls Basketball
  • 1998-99 Girls Tennis
  • 1997-98 Girls Tennis
  • 1997-98 Boys Tennis
  • 1994-95 Girls Tennis
  • 1988-89 Football
  • 1987-88 Football
  • 1985-86 Football
  • 1984-85 Wrestling
  • 1984-85 Football
  • 1984-85 Volleyball
  • 1983-84 Football
  • 1982-83 Wrestling
  • 1981-82 Wrestling
  • 1980-81 Boys Basketball
  • 1980-81 Wrestling
  • 1979-80 Wrestling
  • 1976-77 Wrestling
  • 1975-76 Baseball
  • 1973-74 Boys Basketball
  • 1967-68 Boys Basketball

Regional Champions (5)

  • 2013-14 Football
  • 2012-13 Softball
  • 2012-13 Volleyball
  • 2002-03 Boys Basketball
  • 1985-86 Football

Semi-State Champions (2)

  • 2013-14 Football
  • 1985-86 Football

State Champions (1)

  • 1985-86 Football




Eastern Hancock has one band. It is a Marching Band that marches during halftime at football games and during several parades with their colorguard. They also perform several concerts at the school throughout the year. The band is currently directed by Mr. Daniel Buckalew. They participate annual in the Indiana State Fair Band Day as well as the Central Indiana District Solo and Ensemble.

In 2014, for the first time since 1986, they participated in the Indiana State Fair Band Day contest. They have participated annually since then. Their performances are as follows:

Band Day History[1]
Year Director Show Title Piece(s) Performed Prelim. Score Placement
1970 Dan Burgner - 56
1986 Kurt Scott - 44.85 36
2014 Dan Buckalew Jazz Rock The Jazz Police


36.10 37
2015 Dan Buckalew The Music of Harry Potter 37.875 35
2016 Dan Buckalew Star Wars: The Force Awakens Star Wars (Main Theme) / Rey's Theme

The Jedi Steps and Finale

49.152 34


Eastern Hancock has two choirs: One Show Choir and one Concert Choir, primarily known as the "High School Choir". Both choirs sing annually at nursing homes, as well as the school's scheduled concerts.

Show Choir[edit]

At Eastern Hancock, the Show Choir, also known as the "Royal Singers" or the "Advanced Chorus," is the advanced choir. They sing many times throughout the year including, but not limited to, nursing homes once a year, the school's home volleyball and basketball games, the Indianapolis Zoo around Christmas, and the Riley Festival, a festival held annually in Greenfield, Indiana. An audition with a solo is required to be in the Show Choir.

High School Choir[edit]

The High School Choir, also known as the "Intermediate Chorus," is the no-audition choir at Eastern Hancock. 8th Graders at Eastern Hancock Middle School, however, may audition to join the High School Choir one year early and earn High School credits that count toward their diploma. They sing at nursing homes and several other organized performances throughout the year.


Eastern Hancock has a Drama Club, where they put on two productions, one play and one musical, every year. The drama club has been around for many years. The following table states some of the many productions put on at Eastern Hancock.

Drama Productions
Year Director(s) Type of Show Show Title
2009 Mike Hewitt Musical Cinderella
2013 Mike Hewitt Play Get Witch Quick!
2014 Mike Hewitt Musical Meet Me In St. Louis
2014 Kathy Davis Play Curse of the Cobra's Kiss
2015 Kathy Davis Musical Cinderella
2015 Kathy Davis Play The Princess Who Had No Name
2016 Kathy Davis Musical Footloose
2016 Mike Hewitt Play Murder Can Be Habit Forming


Eastern Hancock has several art classes:

  • Drawing I
  • Photography
  • Digital Design
  • Advanced 2D/3D Art
  • AP Art

Eastern Hancock also has an Art Club, hosted by the Art Teacher, that does various events throughout the year around the county.


Eastern Hancock offers Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, English, and Fine Arts academic teams. They all compete annually at the Academic Super Bowl. They also won the 2003 and 2011 State Science Academic Championships. The Eastern Hancock Fine Arts Team finished 6th in the State in 2012.

In addition, Eastern Hancock has a Spell Bowl team. Spell Bowl members spend the semester figuring out how to spell complex words and compete every year at the annual Indiana Spell Bowl Competition.

School Information[edit]


There are many facilities around the school, including:

  • Auditorium
  • Main Office and Athletic Office
  • Conference Room
  • Computer Lab and Robotics Lab
  • Cafeteria with Indoor and Outdoor Seating
  • Library

Eastern Hancock also has many athletic facilities, including:

  • 2 American Football fields (One being a practice field)
  • 3 baseball/softball fields
  • Track field
  • Gymnasium with Concessions Stand
  • 8 tennis courts
  • 2 batting cages
  • Weight Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Standard Locker Rooms


Eastern Hancock uses a form of computer distribution known as 1:1 Computing. One to One computing is where all students and teachers are given a computer, or any other device that is similar. Laptops and desktops are the current standard, however, the students of Eastern Hancock High School and Eastern Hancock Middle School are given Netbooks. The teachers in all three schools (High School, Middle School, and Elementary School) get laptops.


FFA is one of the largest extra-curricular activities at Eastern Hancock. The Eastern Hancock FFA has won and/or placed in the top 5 at many area, state, and national judging contests in both the senior and junior divisions.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Eastern Hancock Band Day History & Stats". David Holscher. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 

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