HES: RACE to Success!
R – Respect A – Achievement C – Confidence E - Excellence
Hanna Elementary School (HES) is a K-6 public education institution located in Hanna, Wyoming. HES is part of Carbon County School District #2, and has a total enrollment of 70 students.
Hanna Elementary and Community History
As the supply of coal in the now ghost town of Carbon began to play out The Union Pacific Coal Company looked to the north and found an excellent seam. This was the beginning of the town of Hanna. As the town was being built in 1889, workmen and miners lived in tents. One of the first permanent buildings erected was this two-roomed schoolhouse. As a matter of fact, the school stood empty that first year as Hanna had no children. Gradually both rooms filled and additions were added until there were four rooms and two halls. Each room had a potbellied stove and a water bucket, with one dipper shared by all the class. The school population continued to grow and the primary grades were moved to the First Aid Hall, now the Hanna Basin Museum.
During these years, students attended school for eight years and then graduated in an impressive ceremony. By 1917, the school board realized that a high school was needed and a new building necessary. Opening in September of 1918, the “Stone School” accommodated the lower grades on the ground floor and the new high school in a small assembly room and three classrooms on the second floor. The first senior class of 1920 chose the school colors of orange and blue.
Various buildings have occupied what is now the elementary site. The present gymnasium/auditorium dates from 1946. The classrooms and the library of today were constructed in 1950, when elementary and high school students moved in to share “the new school.” After the closing of the mines in 1954, this building seemed ample for years to come, but the coal boom beginning in the late 1970s brought a new, younger population to Hanna. In 1980 the high school, today H-E-M Junior / Senior High, opened south of town. The historic elementary school, remodeled and modernized, remained at the original mid-town site.
Since the beginning of the school year, due to weather, we have missed three (3) school days which must be made up. We will do that on Friday, March 10; Friday, April 14; and Friday, April 28. Please mark your calendars. Thank you for your patience and help.
Hanna Elementary School
PO Box 1000
300 3rd Street
Hanna, Wyoming 82327
Carbon County School District No. 2 does not discriminate on the basis of “race, color, national origin, sex, or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical or mental disability, age, political affiliation, religion, genetic information or belief on relation to admission, treatment of students, access to programs and activities, or terms and conditions of employment." Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or ADA may be referred to the Civil Rights/504/ADA Coordinator: Robin Brown, CARBON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 2, PO Box 1530, Saratoga, Wyoming 82331, 307-326-5271; the Wyoming Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights Coordinator, 2nd Floor, Hershler Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002-0050, 307-777-6198; or Office of Civil Rights, Region VIII, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Office Building, Suite 310, 1244 Speer Blvd., Denver Colorado 80204-3582, TDD 303-844-3544.