HMS District


Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School District

Map outlining HMS school district

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community Schools

  • Leader in strategic planning and Deming principles of continuous improvement
  • Low class sizes in K-4
  • Parents as Teachers program for parents of newborns – five year olds
  • Effective reading programs to meet a wide range of learning needs: reading recovery, reading renaissance, accelerated reader, title 1
  • K-8 after-school tutoring program
  • ACT tutoring program
  • Tradition of excellence in fine arts (band, chorus, art, drama, speech, debate)
  • Tradition of successful athletic programs with frequent state qualifiers
  • Innovative Vocational programs including building a house each year
  • Numerous area and state recognition for teachers, coaches and administrators including selection of the HMS Board of Directors as the Top Board in Iowa for 1998HMS School District mascot

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