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School History

The original East Elementary opened in 1962 when several small community schools were consolidated. In 1974, the school had doubled in size and offered a curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade. In August 1993, East Elementary officially became East Hickman Elementary for grades preschool through fourth. In January of 1997, eight additional classrooms were added to meet the needs of our continuously growing community. East Hickman Intermediate School was opened in August of 2000. The school houses grades three through five and is located directly behind East Hickman Elementary. East Hickman Intermediate School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Mission, Vision, Beliefs

Mission
Our mission at EHIS is to create a safe, integrated, state-of-the art, learning environment that will produce collaborative, engaged global citizens, and lifelong learners.

Vision
Our vision at EHIS is to give all students the opportunity to achieve and maintain their highest individual level of performance.

Beliefs
We believe all students can learn.

We believe each student is a valued individual having unique abilities and needs.

We believe each student will become an independent and self- disciplined learner by varying instructional approaches to support learning.

We believe each student should be challenged to reach his/her full potential and continue to seek lifelong learning.

We believe each student should desire to reach his/her personal best rather than an urgency to finish first.

We believe each student learns best when actively engaged in the learning process and provided with as many hands-on opportunities as possible.

We believe the educational success of each student requires a combined effort of the family, school, and the community.

We believe each student’s self-confidence and self-esteem is nurtured through positive relationships and mutual respect between students and teachers.

We believe each student and faculty member should be provided with a safe and non-threatening environment for optimal learning to occur.