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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.

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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.

Dr. Walter Watkins Superintendent
Dr Watkins


WHITING — Little Vanessa Cran stood next to her mother on a cool October morning as a large stream of balloons floated into the air and a brightly colored group of furry characters cavorted around the streets in celebration of…
WWE superstars Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods surprised the children of the Hammond Boys & Girls Club with a visit Friday for the WWE’s Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative. The trio, known as The New Day, currently hold…
HAMMOND — Former East Chicago Councilman Robert “Coop” Battle is seeking more time to prepare for a trial on federal murder and drug trafficking charges.
CROWN POINT — The City Council has approved a 2017 budget that grants a 2 percent raise to all non-elected employees and an increase in longevity pay.
Police are asking residents in rural Dyer to remain vigilant following a home invasion Thursday afternoon.

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