Hammond High School (Indiana)

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Hammond High School
Hammond High School (Indiana) logo.png
Address
5926 Calumet Avenue

, ,
46320

United States
Coordinates41°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
TypePublic high school
MottoBuilding Character, Leadership, Tradition
Established1884
Closed2021
School districtSchool City of Hammond
PrincipalJohnny Goodlow
Faculty41.00 (FTE)[1]
Grades9–12
Enrollment810 (2019-20)[1]
Student to teacher ratio19.76[1]
Color(s)   
Athletics conferenceGreat Lakes
MascotWilly the Wildcat
Team nameWildcats
NewspaperThe Hammond High Herald
WebsiteSchool website
[2][3]

Hammond High School was a public secondary school located in the Northwestern Indiana city of Hammond. Part of the School City of Hammond district, it opened in 1884 and graduated its final class in the spring of 2021.[4]

History[edit]

Hammond High School was established in 1884. The building that would be the final Hammond High campus opened in 1915 as the Hammond Industrial High School.[5]

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.[6] Reconstruction after the fire was not completed until 1973.[7]

Academic performance[edit]

The early 2000s saw Hammond High School placed on probationary accreditation status from the Indiana Department of Education. The school consistently underperformed on the ISTEP exams beginning in 2000–01. The pass rates for Hammond students on the 2008–09 exams was 32.8%; the statewide average was 73.7%. In, the Graduation rate was 57.3%.[8]

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]

The Hammond Wildcats won the following IHSAA championships during their century-plus of competition:[9]

  • 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
  • 1962 Football [10]
  • 1963 Wrestling

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hammond High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Fullilove, Linda; Wilson, Robert; Perez, David. School Improvement Plan 2009–2012 (PDF). Hammond High School PLAN Committee 2007–2008. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 8, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  3. ^ http://compass.doe.in.gov/dashboard/overview.aspx?type=school&id=4415
  4. ^ "School City of Hammond to Open New High School".
  5. ^ "Brief History of HHS: 1915–1930". Hammond High School. Retrieved August 5, 2009.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Brief History of HHS: 1940–1960". Hammond High School. Retrieved August 5, 2009.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Brief History of HHS: 1970–1990". Hammond High School. Retrieved August 5, 2009.[dead link]
  8. ^ "School Snapshot, Hammond High School, 4415". Indiana Accountability System for Academic Progress. Indiana Department of Education. Archived from the original on May 25, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  9. ^ "IHSAA State Championships by School". ihsaa.org. IHSAA. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Dunes 1963". Hammond High School. 1963.

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