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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


MERRILLVILLE — Praise wasn’t bottled up Wednesday as a Merrillville container manufacturer kicked off a $15 million expansion project that will bring about 100 new jobs to the community.
MERRILLVILLE — Charges have been brought against a 22-year-old suspect accused of robbing First Merchants Bank on Monday.
LAKE STATION — State police have confirmed at least one fatality after a four-vehicle crash Wednesday night on Interstate 80/94.
LAPORTE — Some of the badly deteriorated streets in LaPorte could be repaved as soon as next week after the city on Wednesday received $1 million in state matching dollars.
LANSING — A man accused of retail theft at a Goodwill store Wednesday died after crashing his vehicle in the city’s downtown area while fleeing the scene, police said.

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