Hammond High School (Indiana)

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Hammond High School
Hammond High School (Indiana) logo.jpeg
Address
5926 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, Indiana, Lake County 46320
United States
Coordinates 41°36′20″N 87°30′32″W / 41.60556°N 87.50889°W / 41.60556; -87.50889Coordinates: 41°36′20″N 87°30′32″W / 41.60556°N 87.50889°W / 41.60556; -87.50889
Information
Type Public high school
Motto Building Character, Leadership, Tradition
Established 1884
School district School City of Hammond
Principal Mescha Lammy
Faculty 44
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 780 (2013–2014)
Color(s)          
Athletics conference Great Lakes
Mascot Willy the Wildcat
Team name Wildcats
Newspaper The Hammond High Herald
Website
[1][2]

Hammond High School is a public secondary school located in Hammond, Indiana. It is part of the School City of Hammond district.

History[edit]

Hammond High School was established in 1884. In 1915, the current building opened as the Hammond Industrial High School.[3]

The school caught fire on December 13, 1967. In the aftermath of the fire, students shared the campus of Hammond Tech, attending classes in the afternoon while Hammond Tech students went to class in the morning.[4] Reconstruction after the fire was not completed until 1973.[5]

Academic performance[edit]

Hammond High School is on probationary accreditation status from the Indiana Department of Education. The school has consistently underperformed on the ISTEP exams since 2000–01. The pass rates for Hammond students on the 2008–09 exams was 32.8%; the statewide average was 73.7%. As of 2008 the Graduation rate was 57.3%.[6]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

  • Academic Super Bowl Team
  • Bible Club
  • Chess Club
  • Debate Team
  • Environmental Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Gamers club
  • Drama Club
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Natural Helpers
  • Science Olympiad
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Government

Athletics[edit]

Willy the Wildcat

State championships[edit]

Hammond High teams have won the following IHSAA championships:[7]

  • 1905 Boys Track & Field
  • 1906 Boys Track & Field
  • 1935 Wrestling
  • 1936 Wrestling
  • 1936 Boys Swimming & Diving
  • 1937 Wrestling
  • 1938 Boys Track & Field
  • 1939 Boys Track & Field
  • 1940 Boys Swimming & Diving
  • 1941 Boys Swimming & Diving
  • 1942 Boys Swimming & Diving
  • 1943 Boys Swimming & Diving
  • 1951 Boys Swimming & Diving
  • 1952 Boys Swimming & Diving
  • 1954 Boys Swimming & Diving
  • 1962 Wrestling
  • 1963 Wrestling

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fullilove, Linda; Wilson, Robert; Perez, David. School Improvement Plan 2009–2012 (PDF). Hammond High School PLAN Committee 2007–2008. p. 4. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://compass.doe.in.gov/dashboard/overview.aspx?type=school&id=4415
  3. ^ "Brief History of HHS: 1915–1930". Hammond High School. Retrieved August 5, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Brief History of HHS: 1940–1960". Hammond High School. Retrieved August 5, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Brief History of HHS: 1970–1990". Hammond High School. Retrieved August 5, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "School Snapshot, Hammond High School, 4415". Indiana Accountability System for Academic Progress. Indiana Department of Education. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  7. ^ "IHSAA State Championships by School". ihsaa.org. IHSAA. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 

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