April 23 - 5th Graders at International Film Festival - 9:00 AM

April 24 - Battle of the Books Team at Regional Competition

April 25 - AIG Math Competition - 9:00 AM

April 25 -  PTA Fundraiser at Di'Lishi Frozen Yogurt from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM



HPS Parent Survey

In Hickory Public Schools, we value the partnership we have with our parents and guardians.  We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete our HPS Parent Survey.  Please click one of the hyperlinks below to complete an HPS Parent Survey.

HPS Parent Survey 2018 (English)

HPS Parent Survey 2018 (Spanish)

HPS Parent Survey 2018 (Hmong)


Principal's Weekly Phone Message

Jenkins Night of the Arts

Jenkins Night of the Arts will be on Friday, May 11th at 6:00 PM in Jenkins' Gymnasium.  Our Night of the Arts is a free talent show that highlights the talents of our amazing students at Jenkin Elementary.

Click Here for the Night of the Arts Audition Information Sheet


Jenkins Elementary selected as
NC School to Watch

In partnership with the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), ReContext Data Solutions analyzes every public school in North Carolina to identify high performing schools and establish networks of schools serving similar populations.


The principal of Jenkins Elementary School, Dr. Ryan McCreary, was recently notified by the NCSBA and ReContext Data Solutions that Jenkins has been selected as a North Carolina School to Watch


“We are thrilled with this news and the recognition affirms that we have a very talented staff at Jenkins,” said McCreary. “Our educators have strong working relationships at each grade level.  They are constantly sharing ideas and strategies to reach the individual needs of the students while using a systematic approach to focus on the whole child.”


According to the award results, Jenkins Elementary performed 4.77 percent over a demographically identical model school on the 2016-2017 overall state exam. The results include the impact of student demographics, grade level and factors related to exam difficulty.


The Jenkins educators work diligently to maintain the individualized data walls – identifying and measuring the academic growth of every child in the school. The data wall system is used district-wide at Hickory Public Schools and helps to address specific needs in literacy and math. “It’s an on-going team process,” said McCreary. “We start our weeks with ‘Motivation Monday’ assemblies to help shape character lessons as we set the tone and pace for a positive learning atmosphere for the week ahead.


“Our teachers engage in new instructional strategies—working to become true educational leaders for our students.  Through weekly professional learning committees, our team works to problem-solve and come up with solutions to help all children to become successful.  In addition to our talented teachers, we have outstanding support from our school counselor, teacher assistants, and staff. They all work non-stop collectively bringing together our school vision to make Jenkins a school where every child has a chance to shine—to succeed,” said McCreary.


With approximately 405 students and a staff of approximately 52, including the cafeteria team, Jenkins continues to work hard to help every child reach his or her full potential. “Our motto is ‘Be the best Bobcat you can be,’ and I am very proud of the entire Jenkins team,” added McCreary.

"Be The Best Bobcat You Can Be!"

Please click here to access the Jenkins Elementary "Week at a Glance," which has the learning goals for each grade level this week.

Our students had a great time learning about dance and mathematics with the KINETYX Dance Ensemble!

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Our students and teachers are doing a great job!

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Officers from the Hickory Police Department spoke to our fourth and fifth grade students about child safety.  We truly appreciate our partnership with the Hickory Police Department!

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We celebrated College Day on Tuesday, December 19.  Thank you to Maeson Henry, a former Jenkins' student, for speaking to our students about the importance of education and the habits that are needed to be successful in school.

Jenkins Elementary is a CATCH School. “CATCH” stands for “Coordinated Approach To Child Health.” CATCH schools are committed to healthy students in a healthy school.

CATCH Family Newsletter

Hickory Public Schools Bus Routes

Parents can access games to help their children with math by clicking on the grade level below:
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

A Reading Resource for Parents

Please click here to access strategies and activities to help your child with reading.


Curriculum Resources for Parents

Please click here to access curriculum information for Hickory Public Schools.


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