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Susan Strong, a Purdue University Calumet student, was named a Legends Scholar and received a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by First Midwest Bank at Thursday night's Wall of Legends induction a…
MICHIGAN CITY | Horizon Bancorp, the parent company of Michigan City-based Horizon Bank, will increase its quarter dividend to 14 cents per share, up from 13 cents.
HAMMOND | Attorneys for South Shore Arts, Inc., are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit that could prematurely end a local exhibit featuring replicas of the work of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
A tri-state economic development summit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago attended by 220 people did its level best Friday to erase state borders in a 21-county region for at least a day.
GARY | The Drexel Foundation voted to dissolve the Bowman School Board effective immediately.
After a three-month investigation, The Times found Porter County's 6,943 tax-exempt properties and Lake County's more than 4,000 tax-exempt properties go far beyond the churches, schools and g…
LAKE STATION | The Indiana Department of Education has named Bailey Elementary School in Lake Station as the National Title I Distinguished School for Exceptional Student Performance.

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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.


   The School City of Hammond is participating in Speak Up! 
Speak Up is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.  The Speak Up data represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder input on education, technology, 21st century skills, schools of the future and science instruction. We will get our district results to help us develop our technology plan moving forward.  To take the survey, click the banner above.  For more information, click the welcome letter:  ENGLISH or SPANISH.

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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.