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Mission Statement

Excellence in learning: Success in life.

Vision Statement

The School City of Hammond embraces its diversity and communicates consistently high expectations.  SCH provides a rich and challenging learning environment that encourages academic excellence and the development of talents that prepares students to make positive contributions to our world. 

District leadership provides continuous, system-wide, professional growth opportunities enhanced by technology and guided by data-driven, research-based strategies, assessments, and timely interventions.  Highly effective teachers and support staff collaboratively utilize best practices to maximize student growth and achievement. 

Supported by the pillars of sound, fiscal management, accountability, and community partnerships, SCH maintains a focus on transparency and good stewardship.

Recent News

Due to the inclement weather February 24th and 25th The School City of Hammond schools were closed. Those two snow days will be made up on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
and Thursday, May 26, 2016
Students will be in attendance on both days.

Graduation will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at all four high schools.

NEW Kindergarten Roundup Schedule

Enrollment Immunization Requirements

for Kindergarten Roundup

Title I P.A.C.T. Preschool and Headstart Round UP 

Click here for Meal and Textbook Applications

2015 - 2016 School Calendar

21stCS21st Century Scholars Indiana Apply Here

Student Services Out of District Transfer Application


How to find us

New IN Race/Ethnicity Reporting Requirement
Letter to Parents: English- Spanish ; Brochure: English - Spanish
Reporting Form: English - Spanish

Keeping Children Home When They Are Ill: English - Spanish
Fact Sheets: Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
; Meningococcal Disease: English - Spanish

It is the policy of the School City of Hammond not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,age or handicap in its programs as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (I.C. 22-9.1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
Si usted necesita información acerca del School City of Hammond (las escuelas públicas de Hammond), de alguna escuela de nuestro distrito en particular, o de algún programa en español u otro idioma, por favor, llame a nuestro departamento de educación bilingüe si necesita ayuda al (219) 933-2455.

Dr. Walter Watkins Superintendent
Dr Watkins


EAST CHICAGO — Federal law enforcement officers were taking part in an investigation here early Tuesday.
CROWN POINT — A Gary man facing the death penalty has repeatedly refused to sign a certified oath, putting his petition for post-conviction relief on hold, according to court records.
GARY — In the gymnasium of the 21st Century Charter School Monday night, all 34 of the school's seniors graduated.
Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is looking for a few good drivers to deliver meals to residents in Gary's Miller section and Lake Station.
ANGOLA —Just in the nick of time, Angola-based Trine University voted Monday to authorize the Drexel Foundation to continue operating Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, a public charter school in Gary.

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