Hanahan Elementary School is helping all students develop the world-class skills and life and career characteristics of the Profile of a South Carolina Graduate by providing a safe, caring and challenging learning environment. Hanahan Elementary is home to a diverse population of approximately 1100 students in Pre-K through fifth grade. An outstanding PTO, a highly successful volunteer program, and approximately 30 active business partners are testimonies to the community’s firm commitment to quality education. The energy, enthusiasm, and expertise of the faculty and staff are the backbone of our school’s success. A tradition of excellence has been established at Hanahan Elementary as evidenced by receiving the Palmetto Gold Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as the Silver Award for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Twelve school incentive awards and two honorable mentions from the State Board of Education have also been received. HES was recognized nationally with two prestigious awards in 2007, the highly acclaimed Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Award and the SMART Showcase School. The Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Award is based on key educational elements, sustained success and effectiveness as a high performing school. SMART Showcase recognized HES as a leader in the adoption and integration of technology. We have been honored with the Red Carpet Award, the Exemplary Writing Program Hall of Fame Award, and also the Governor’s Reading Honor Roll Award. Our school was named a finalist for the Palmetto’s Finest Award in 2001, 2003, and again in 2004. Finally, we are the recipient of the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award, a national honor bestowed upon schools with consistently high student achievement.