District Philosophy

The Hannibal School District is strongly committed to the concept of educational balance. Sound academic skills are critical for survival in today's competitive world, and students must acquire basic skills needed for successful lives. Students must be prepared to participate as citizens in a democracy. These academic, practical, and social skills will be developed within the curricula. The district seeks to develop each student’s unique potential. This will be accomplished through relevant learning experiences which promote clear understanding of the global society and foster self-understanding and personal worth. Programs to implement this philosophy are developed by representatives of the entire community. Parents, citizens, and students join with professional educators to plan the best learning experiences for Hannibal’s future - its youth.

HMS Mission Statement

The mission at Hannibal Middle School is to ensure all students achieve maximum potential and graduate with the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to succeed as productive, informed citizens by providing a world class education in a safe and secure learning environment.

HMS Vision Statement

Hannibal Middle School will be committed to every student, every day! We will provide the structure so that our students will Learn to Lead and Lead to Succeed. Our staff and students will be welcoming, genuine, considerate, knowledgeable, and involved.