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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


GARY | Prosecutors allege Devonte Hodge was involved in the killing of Deshelon Hicks Jr. while Hodge was on electronic monitoring pending another murder charge.
WINFIELD | Finding solutions to the traffic problems on 109th Avenue is easy. Finding solutions the town can afford, that's a bit more challenging.
HAMMOND | In 10 stops from Springfield, Ill., to Dover, Ohio, 40,000 people have flocked to see the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train since its May unveiling.
Indiana's near lowest-in-the-nation energy prices were a key reason the Japanese maker of Subaru vehicles chose Lafayette over sites in six other states in 1986 to start U.S. production of the…
NIPSCO's request for an 11.5 percent hike in residential electric rates filed recently with state regulators comes at a critical juncture for the utility industry in Indiana and nationwide.

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