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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Hanover Central High School is a public school located in Cedar Lake, IN. It has 680 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Hanover Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
115 responses
Average ACT
27
30 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$70,702
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • The Spirit Games
    41%
  • School sports
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Riley's Children Hosital Funraiser
    7%
  • None of them
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
680
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
34.1%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,335/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Hanover Central High School Reviews

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Hanover Central High School is a very welcoming school. The staff work with students under all circumstances. From the principal, to the athletic director, to the janitors, all of the staff at Hanover Central work very hard every day to give students the education they deserve. Hanover Central could improve on the school size. With incoming classes getting bigger and bigger, the hallways are becoming more crammes and difficult to navigate. Other than that, Hanover Central has given and continues to give me a very well rounded education that will carry over into college, and into my future career.
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As a student at Hanover Central High School, I can definitely say it's been a positive experience so far. Since freshman year, I have taken a variety of elective courses in many areas, all of which have helped me decide what I want to do in my future. The teachers make themselves available whenever possible and do so much to help out all their students. The staff does a great job at making sure us students have a safe, clean, up-to-date, and positive environment to learn in. The wide variety of extracurriculars such as sports and clubs offer much opportunity for each student. No matter how well you do in school, or how much you excel in a certain sport or art, there is something for everyone, and you will be sure to find your niche.
I came in new as a Sophomore and was accepted immediately. I found family with my teammates in sports as well as student council members. Teachers challenged me and encouraged me to follow the Honors 40 Diploma. I made it and am now in college working towards my Nursing Degree. Hanover helped prepare me for this with their excellent EMS class and teacher, Mr. Viehman. Not too many schools in the area offer that and it has given me an edge in my nursing classes. Thank you HCHS!