School & Building Information
Earl Hanson Elementary School is located at 4000 9th Street, Rock Island.
The school is sited along a main thoroughfare in Rock Island. The area directly surrounding the school is a varied mix of offices, one- and two-family dwellings, light industrial, and neighborhood businesses.
The Rock Island-Milan School District operates on a modified year-round calendar. School starts in early August, and students have 2-week breaks in the fall, winter, and spring.
First Day of School: August 4
Unpack Your Backpack: August 3, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
425 Students in 2009
According to the 2009 School Report Card, the average class sizes range from 24 to 25.8 students.
There are an average of 19 students per teacher at Earl Hanson.
Beginning and Ending Grades
Earl Hanson offers education for grades pre-kindergarten through sixth. In addition, Earl Hanson offers a Head Start program.
Number of Classes At Each Grade Level
There are 3-4 classrooms per grade level.
Proximity to Housing and/or Neighborhoods
30 percent of Earl Hanson students walk to and from school, 40 percent use automobile transportation, and 30 percent ride the bus.
Hot Breakfast/Lunch Programs
Earl Hanson offers a hot breakfast every morning as well as a hot lunch.
Before or After-Care Programs
Earl Hanson also offers before and after-school childcare programs.
Special Features of Building or Grounds
- Gifted program
- 21 century grant school
- PBIS program
- Multi Age classrooms
- EDR program
Recent and Planned Upgrades
In the past five years, Earl Hanson added new primary playground equipment for its students. In the next five years, there are plans for new intermediate playground equipment, a memorial garden, and new landscaping in front of the school.
Parent Involvement and Opportunities
Currently, Earl Hanson offers opportunities for parents to volunteer, mentor, conference with teachers, and participate in the Booster Club. For the 2005-06 school year, the school will be providing the opportunity for a parent contract for volunteer and service hours to the school.
Special School-Sponsored Activities
Spotlight Award: Recognition by the State of Illinois.
Conflict Resolution or PBIS (Positive Behavior In Schools)
Earl Hanson uses the PBIS system throughout the school. The school also offers Aggression Replacement Training for anyone interested or in need.
Peer mediation is yet another way Earl Hanson promotes positive behavior among students.
Safety, Parking, Crossing Guards
Currently, there is not a pick-up/drop-off routine for the students. However, there are six student crossing guards.
Playground Time & Supervision
Students have playground scheduled one to two times daily. During this time, parents, aides, teachers, and the principal watch the students to ensure their safety.