HHES Mission Statement
The mission of the faculty and staff of Hernando Hills Elementary School is to embrace the whole child while providing a safe, nurturing, and healthy learning environment. Hernando Hills Elementary School will offer opportunities for all students to succeed in reading, math, writing, English, science, and social studies. Hernando Hills Elementary will strive to instill in students a love for the arts, respect of differences in cultures, respect for themselves and others, and encourage them to be lifelong learners. 
About Our School

Hernando Hills Elementary is one of twenty-two elementary schools in the Desoto County School District. We are an "A" rated elementary school that services both second and third grade students. Our school is an extension of the diverse local community and HHES strives to create a learning environment that is welcoming for all, regardless of ethnic background or socioeconomic status.  

Memory Makers Playground Expansion

Hernando Hills Elementary is working toward an outdoor project titled “Memory Maker” that will serve many purposes. As an extension of our existing playground, “Memory Maker” will serve as an outdoor classroom, a shaded area for students to recover from the summer sun, a musical oasis for our music program, and a spot to play cooperative games. Special consideration was given to the design elements to enhance the recreational experiences of students with sensory issue.

The “Memory Maker” will be a large 40’x50’ concrete pad that will include large shade sails to cover the entire area. This concrete area will be accessed through our existing playground and will be fenced in for security. Four to five modern style benches will be located along the perimeter of the slab and a corner of the area will house state of the art outdoor musical instruments. We will paint or score our concrete to display familiar outdoor games for children such as four square and adventure trail.

Below is a breakdown of the elements that we would like to include in our project and we would love any help from our community to make this a reality. The cost breakdown is an average based on the several estimates we have currently received for each part.

Concrete – a generous donation from MMC Materials Inc. has already been made

Concrete framers and finishers - $8500

Dirt work - $8500

Freenotes Weenotes Ensemble - $6,700

Custom Sail Shade with Triangular Canopies - $25,000

Installation of Shade - $22,000

Modern Benches - $2500

Sod - $3500

Entrance Way with brick columns powder coated metal signage- $3500

Concrete scoring for games -


Please consider donations of any size to our “Memory Maker” project.  Donations to the expansion can be made by Revopay. 

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Hernando Hills Elementary is located at 570 McIngvale Road, Hernando, Mississippi. 

Hernando Hills Elementary Address Map

Traveling South on I-55 (Memphis / Southaven)

Take the Nesbit / North Hernando Exit 284

Exit right on Pleasant Hill.  At the 4-way stop, turn left on Hwy. 51.

Continue straight for approximately 3.4 miles (you will pass underneath the I-69 overpass).

Take the next left at Green T Road.  This will take you back over I-55.

Turn right on Mcingvale Rd.  The school is a half mile down on the left.


Traveling North on I-55 (Senatobia)

Take the Hernando Exit 280.

At that light, turn right on Commerce.

The next light in front of Walgreens, turn left onto McIngvale.

Travel North approximately 2 miles.  (You will pass Hernando Middle/High Schools on the left.)

Hernando Hills will be over the hill, on the right, after you pass through the light at Byhalia R

School Hours
Take In Time:

7:10 AM

Tardy Time:

7:45 AM

Dismissal Time:

2:40 PM

Doors open at 7:10 AM. Students MAY NOT be dropped off prior to this time. There are NO checkouts after 2:00pm.

DeSoto County Childcare YMCA offers before and afterschool care. For more information contact (O)901.505.0959 (E) ahinkson@ymcamemphis.org.


DeSoto County Schools

The DeSoto County School District is dedicated to ensuring academic excellence through quality leadership and instructional efforts within a conducive learning environment.  The DeSoto County School District provides competent instructional leaders at all levels with ongoing evaluations of performance.  All certified staff have received their undergraduate degrees in the field of education or related areas.  Over 25% of all certified staff have advanced degrees encompassing masters, specialists, and/or doctoral degrees.

The DeSoto County Public School System is governed by the County Superintendent of Education, elected by qualified voters.

Mission Statement
The DeSoto County School District is dedicated to ensuring world-class academic excellence within a safe learning environment, while providing a variety of exceptional extra-curricular programs that foster the physical, social, and emotional growth of all students.
Vision Statement

The DeSoto County School District will be regionally and nationally recognized as a system of superior-performing schools that ignite a passion for learning, while inspiring student success through instructional excellence and exemplary leadership.