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Edward Hand Middle School

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Last updated on: 02/22/2020 4:00 am

Principal: Mr. Mark Simms

Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Middle schools dismiss at 12:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

Phone: 717.291.6161

Fax: 717.391.8600

Address: 431 South Ann Street
Lancaster, PA 17602


Free physicals taking place on Monday, February 24th!


Two four-week sessions of Math and ELA support are being offered this spring.

Edward Hand Middle School is providing a free Saturday Academy opportunity for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student! We are extending an invitation to all students to get extra support in the areas of Math and ELA (English Language Arts). During Saturday Academy, teachers will be working with students in small groups to help improve academic success, as well as help students who are struggling academically.




Meet Ann Womble, the Lancaster Education Foundation’s new executive director

Ann Womble brings more than 20 years of management and leadership experience to the Lancaster Education Foundation, which named her its executive director in December 2019. She is an immediate former member of the Millersville University Council of Trustees and Executive Director of Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning, Womble is a leader in local and […]

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Welcoming and assisting our newest families from PR

The School District of Lancaster continues to support families from Puerto Rico who are relocating to Lancaster as a result of the recent earthquakes. The district is collecting the following NEW items for these families in need: Shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion, socks and underwear, laundry detergent, diapers, wipes, towels/wash cloths, winter coats/accessories, back packs for all ages, school supplies, gift […]

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Principal's Message

Mr. Mark Simms / Edward Hand Middle School

Thank you for visiting the Edward Hand Middle School website.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we hope you find our site user friendly and informative of the many offerings available for our diverse student body and their families. It is our goal to provide an environment that is conducive to growing academically, socially and emotionally while also maintaining a positive overall middle school experience.

In every way that schools are measured, whether it is academically, in the fine arts, with clubs and activities or athletics, Hand PROUDLY excels. None of this would be possible without parent and community support and hardworking, dedicated educators who have the best interest of students in mind. Thank you for trusting us with your child’s educational experience.

Here’s to another great year at Edward Hand Middle School, home of the Hurricanes!