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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


St. Mary Catholic Community School hosted their annual “Grandparents and Special Persons Day.” The St. Mary students and staff first welcomed guests with coffee and doughnuts before each student brought their grandparent or special person to visit their classroom. The…
Veterans Day is coming up soon during Indiana’s bicentennial year, so now is the perfect time to encourage veterans to share their memories.
HOBART — Hobart Tri Kappa citywide Giving Tree continues through Christmas Eve. This is the 15th year that Tri Kappa is organizing this project. Last year the group gave more than 500 children and several seniors gifts for Christmas. These…
The Munster Police Department and Choice Community Council held their annual Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest for Munster students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
EAST CHICAGO — The City Council is running out of time to adopt Civil City and Sanitary District budgets to establish appropriations and tax rates for 2017.

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