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Danny Horgash gets the same type of reaction as some celebrities when he's out in public.
St. Mary Catholic Community School students in grades kindergarten through second recently held their annual Christmas program for friends and family and told the nativity story. Read more by …
VALPARAISO, GRIFFITH | Child Evangelism Fellowship in Northwest Indiana is presenting a four-hour seminar on two consecutive Saturdays.
LANSING – “Paying it forward” took on a special meaning Friday at the Kmart store at 17355 Torrence Ave.
One like, message or share could lead to one more person not going hungry for the Gary-based Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
A mistaken tax break to the Sin City Deciples may have been the result of fractured communications among Lake County government offices.
DYER | The Dyer Clerk-Treasurer’s office is going green in 2015.
LOWELL | Due to the holidays, the Lowell Redevelopment Commission and Annexation Committee will not meet this month.
LOWELL | The Riley Children's Foundation recently gave special recognition to the Tri-Creek School Corp. for its role in Kids Caring & Sharing for Riley Hospital project.

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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.