Doors Open:  7:00 am
Tardy Bell:   7:45 am

Dismissal Times:      
2:45 pm (Regular Days Monday - Thursday)
12:30 pm (70% Day Friday)


Mr. Duane Case, Principal

Mr. Duane Case, Principal

My wife Stephanie and I have been married for twenty-eight years.  She is an educational consultant and our son Keegan is a 11th grader at HHS this year. We live in Hernando and attend Longview Point Baptist Church.

I received a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees from Delta State University. My twenty-seven years of experience in education have all been in Desoto County Schools. For twelve years I served as a teacher and head baseball coach at HHS. I also served as an assistant football coach, class sponsor, and FCA sponsor. In 2006, I entered the Educational Leadership program at DSU. I served as assistant principal for two years at Horn Lake High School. In 2009, I became the principal at Desoto Central Middle School where I served for eight years.

It is a great honor to be the principal at HHS. Safety, academics, and extra-curricular activities are my priorities as principal. I am very proud of the accomplishments of HHS and look forward to maintaining the high standards of excellence for our students, staff, and administration. I look forward to a great school year and appreciate your support.

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DCS Upcoming Juniors: 


Applications for the Superintendent's Youth Leadership Council are open at this time! Please use the link below to access the application.  



SYLC provides opportunities for high school juniors and seniors in teamwork, leadership, and service. You will collaborate with students from across the district in a fun and challenging leadership development program. This school year our focus will be on business and entrepreneurship. 


All applicants must be classified as a Junior for the 2021-2022 school year. There are a limited number of spots for each school. Applicants will be notified via e-mail in early June, if they have been accepted to represent their school. The district will also post the list of students chosen on their social media accounts. 


All applications must be completed by May 14th. Any questions can be directed to


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