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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

The Northwest Indiana Times is recognizing outstanding teachers. The School City of Hammond has 16 teachers so far that have been nominated as an
Outstanding Teacher in Northwest Indiana!
Congratulations to these 16 teachers plus a BIG THANK YOU to all teachers for all you do for your students!!! 

Sara Hebble: Gavit

Kristen Mitcheltree: Gavit

Jennifer Evans: Clark

Melissa Tatalovich: Washington Irving elementary

Marge Barton: Hess

Chris Kiepura: Edison

Jeff Swisher: Gavit

Christine McCullom: ACC

Kathleen Dominick: Morton

Katlyn Smolar: Gavit

Nancy O'Rourke: Jefferson

Kate Osan: Gavit

Daphne Pantazis: Clark

Chris Howard: Clark

Mary Eggers: Clark

Eric Curosh: Clark



Patricia Urbanczyk

Kitchen Manager, School City of Hammond named one of only 5 national School Nutrition Heroes!

The non-profit School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) has announced the national recognition of five School Nutrition Heroes for their efforts as positive role models in their field in 2018. The Heroes were nominated by their peers and chosen by SNF because they epitomize the hardworking characteristics of those devoted to servicing students and helping their communities. Please help us in congratulating Patty as one of our 2018 HEROES!
 The recipients, including Patty, will be recognized at SNF's Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes, during the School Nutrition Associations's 46th Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 5th, 2018!


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In The News

Register to Vote
Register to Vote!

Eggers Egirls
Click here to see the NWI Times story.

#1StudentNWI: Hammond High Restoring the Roar

SCH Partners with Hammond PD to increase student awareness by creating videos to address student safety. 
Check out the videos!

Support Staff Opening of School Letter 2017-18

Enrollment Immunization Requirements for Kindergarten Roundup

Click here for Meal and Textbook Applications

2017 - 2018 School Calendar

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How to find us

Dr. Walter Watkins Superintendent
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New IN Race/Ethnicity Reporting Requirement
Letter to Parents: EnglishSpanish ; 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.