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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

Due to the inclement weather February 24th and 25th The School City of Hammond schools were closed. Those two snow days will be made up on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
and Thursday, May 26, 2016
Students will be in attendance on both days.

Graduation will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at all four high schools.

NEW Kindergarten Roundup Schedule

Enrollment Immunization Requirements

for Kindergarten Roundup

Title I P.A.C.T. Preschool and Headstart Round UP 

Click here for Meal and Textbook Applications

2015 - 2016 School Calendar

21stCS21st Century Scholars Indiana Apply Here

Student Services Out of District Transfer Application


How to find us

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


CALUMET TOWNSHIP — A 24-year-old man was killed and three others were injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Cleveland Street, officials said.
GARY — The Gary Site Plan Review and Development Committee turned down a request Tuesday from a proposed charter school to make improvements at the ARC building on West 35th Avenue, near the Village Shopping Center.
HAMMOND — Three people suffered minor injuries after a one-car rollover Tuesday night on eastbound Interstate 90, police said.
EAST CHICAGO — The East Chicago School Board has named Paige McNulty the next superintendent of the School City of East Chicago.
A lawsuit filed on behalf of a man arrested July 15 by Gary police alleges an officer used excessive force by allowing a K-9 to attack the man after the man raised his hands to surrender.

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