School district announces Hernando school plans

Photo: The current Hernando High School building is to be replaced with a new high school, projected to open for the 2025-2026 school year. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

It’s been talked about around town for the past several months and it looks like it is going to happen.  

Hernando school attendance center parents were sent information from the DeSoto County School District Wednesday about future plans to build a new Hernando High School and reconfigure the set up of other schools in the Hernando area. 

It’s still about three years from being completed, in time for the 2025-2026 school year, according to current projections.  

Highlights of the information being provided by the school district:

  • No increase in property taxes with the new building construction.
  • The new high school will be located on the east side of McIngvale Road Extended near the Pleasant Hill Road intersection. The construction process for the 93-acre building is to start this fall.  Grades 9-12 would be housed in the new high school. 
  • Hernando Middle School students would move into the current high school campus. The current middle school will become Hernando Intermediate School.  

Details about the Hernando school plans and answers to some initial questions are included below. This is the information sent to parents Wednesday morning by DeSoto County Schools.  

Bob Bakken

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2 thoughts on “School district announces Hernando school plans

  • September 23, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Congrats, on the future growth of Hernando High School! Its come a long ways since I graduated there in 1982 and left for college at Ole Miss for the fall semester of that same year! Best wishes and best of luck! Sincerely, Galen Smith, Bowling Green, Ky.

  • September 23, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    What a blessing. I’m so proud of the town and the education I received in the Hernando School System. I’m a 1985 graduate. I’m so excited to move back home after working as an educator in Cleveland, OH for the last 31 years!!!❤️❤️


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