History & Background

Hanford Dole Elementary School

Elizabeth Hanford Dole Elementary School was opened in August 1999. The school is named for United States Senator Elizabeth Hanford Dole, a Salisbury native. Our picturesque rural campus located north of Salisbury, just off of I-85 offers students a spacious campus to enjoy nature while learning. We offer a low student to teacher ratio in classes from Pre-K to 5th Grade.

Our goal at Hanford-Dole is to empower all students for success in the 21st Century. Students in Pre-K through 5th grade classrooms are supported by highly-qualified teachers,  an administrative staff, a technology facilitator, media specialist, guidance counselor, ESL services, EC services, AIG, music, art and PE specialists.  Communities in Schools work to link the local community resources with the needs of our students.

In October 2012, Hanford-Dole Elementary was named a “Reward School” by the NC State Board of Education and the NC Department of Public Instruction. Reward Schools are identified as among the highest 10% of all Title I schools showing high progress  over a number of years. Again for the 2013-2014 school year Hanford-Dole Meet Expected Growth.

In addition to a healthy nutritious school breakfast and lunch,  a USDA/Food and Nutrition Services grant provides a healthy snack, including fruits and vegetables, each day. We offer an academic after-school program for students in grades 3 through 5. The YMCA offers an on-site after school childcare program until 6PM.

If you have any questions, please call the school at (704) 639-3046


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Hanford-Dole has recognized the following students who have achieved IRead 80 by April 23rd.  Each student had a "High Achievement Reading Yard Sign" placed in his/her yard by the school staff. A number of these students have surpassed the IRead 80 score by having completed reading articles of 100 or more! Our 3-5 readers have been recognized every two weeks and received wrist bands for...
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 Hanford-Dole Elementary has recognized the following students as May Good Citizens for the character trait of Respect. Each student received a personalized certificate and had his or her picture on the Good Citizen board for the month. Hanford-Dole's Communities In Schools coordinates the monthly program.Pre-kindergarten: Giselle H.Kindergarten: Christopher C., Bella E., Avyon F., Bryan N. and...
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