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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
School City of Hammond is a public school district located in Hammond, IN. It has 13,239 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

School City of Hammond Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1010
504 responses
Average ACT
22
49 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,239
Free or Reduced Lunch
75.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,677/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$44,926
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$875
National
$949
Median Home Value
$89,300
National
$184,700

School City of Hammond Reviews

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The School City of Hammond prides itself on its diversity racially, politically and spiritually. It has been committed to serving students and allocating many of their resources for students' safety and developing students for after the K-12 experience. SCH has taken student safety very seriously and on the few occasions of school threats, our schools work with police and make proper procedures known to ensure our safety. SCH also has various school programs that enhance our education such as Hammond's academy for performing arts, the Area Career Center and The Blueprint program which helps low-income students with college readiness and access. Although with many successes SCH tends to have a difficult time accounting for student voices and opinions and working with student leaders such as myself that have attended SCH schools since kindergarten.
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The School City of Hammond tries to make sure that all its students receive a quality education. It offers a chance to participate in various activities to enhance our skills and talents. They rally behind the students to make sure that we are college-bound, and all while on a trying budget. The curriculum is to ensure that there is no subject untouched. My experience as a student of the School City of Hammond has been nothing but great, for a lack of a better word encouraging. The staff at the schools are always forthcoming with the information I need to succeed. I am in one of the many programs that they offer in which I will be graduating with my Associates's degree. So my overall view of the School City of Hammond is very positive and has been very enlightening.
I've been receiving my education in the school city of Hammond from elementary to high school. I can say that the principles and administration that I have worked with are constantly trying to find different ways to try to improve our schools. However, there are many things that need to be improved. Upgrading my high schools and middle schools should be the main concern. Water fountains don't work right, bathroom sinks don't have strong enough water pressure for the kids to wash hands.