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Hanover Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 636 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 13, 2013

I currently go to HC and it's honestly not a bad school. With all the stuff that is going on I think the corporation is doing an okay job. From a student's perspective it's very boring though. There aren't many different classes to take to ensure student success. There are some phenomenal teachers- and some teachers that should be kicked out the door. Overall it's not a very good experience for a student... but it isn't awful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2013

This school sucks. The teachers don't care and the environment is horrible. If you're thinking of moving here, DON'T!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I have two students who are attending Hanover Central High School. Overall, it is a good school. Because it is small, it is easy for kids to get involved in their sport/activity of their choice without much worry of "not making it." Their honors program is not as challenging as it could/should be, and most of the AP teachers there are not interested in helping the kids pass the AP tests. The administration does not communicate well (or seem to want to) with parents. The new principal seems dedicated to bringing up the academics so hopefully it will get better as times goes on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

Both my children attend Hanover Central. We moved here from Ilinois many years ago. They were both at the elementary, middle school and now High School. I can say, they both love it! The staff is awesome, helpful and everyone gets along with everyone. There is very little if any crime here. Its is a small school but the attention is focused on the students. I am very happy I chose this district to live in for my children rather than other high schools with lots of drug and crime and over the student limit in classes. Any neg feedback on this is that of parents that are picky. Would you rather have your child in a over crowded school with a crime rate that is high and drugs are everywhere? . GO WILDCATS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

It is the school my daughter attends. It is still a smaller school & it is possible to know each other personally. Hanover has wonderful, over worked & under paid teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

I am a parent of four children, two go to Hanover Central. One is in the middle school the other in high school. I could not ask for a better school for my children. The teachers are the best that I have EVER ran across!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

I love this school. I highly recommend it. My son entered during his freshman year and felt very 'at home'. We moved from another stat and this school made that process alot easier for my child. Love the teachers, the curriculm, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

As a previous graduate-I think it should be made known that Hanover Central is being inaccurately represented by the parents. I have seen it all first hand, while there are some quality teachers there, most are not, and with the budget cuts we are going to start losing the success rate we have. There's a problem that needs fixed with the administration to get everything back on track, even with Dr. Livovich gone. If your don't want to trust me, go to Cedar Lake and ask people about the schools, they will give you an ear full.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2009

I recently graduated from Hanover Central in June of 2008. I feel obligated to inform you I graduated with the lowest GPA possible of a graduate, and with the fewest days of attendance of any student without a medical excuse. To be honest this was a personal goal of mine, I had(and still have) the intelligence to get around their rules and adopt my own schedule. Other students have not been able to mimic my success, rather they just disregard learning sessions, classwork, and tests altogether eventually failing the class or dropping out altogether. Instead of working to fix this growing problem with students, however, they offer a program referred to as Alt-school by students who go there. It is hosted by the Lowell school-system, and it is generally intended for aggressive students, social pariah's, and pregnant teenagers. It's really sad that I'm limited to 150 words and still there's more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2008

The schools were great until Dr. Livovich took over and everything went downhill. Mr. Fetty was the only good principal that the school has had. I don't think that Mr. McRae or Mr. Dillon are very good principals at all and aren't really concerned about anything but money. The education is going downhill and all they care about is building more stuff. How about paying off the $500,00 debt. The construction in 2005 was ridiculous and a waste of money. Both schools look like 1st graders built them. The schools aren't really concerned about the well being about the students seeing as they rarely even sweep the classrooms. The locker rooms are way too crowded and filthy. And in case you were wondering I'm not some terrible student mad at the school for getting me in trouble, I'm an honor student who has never even gotten a detention, ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

As a student here, i think that this school is very dissapointing. We dont have very many extra curricular activities, our school only teaches 2 languages spanish and french, they almost got rid of the french teacher this year. Now with the only thing good this school had[mr.Fetty] is gone. This school is definately not a place i want to graduate from.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2008

i truly love this school it has no crime involded its one place where the food is great and so are the teacherws
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

I feel as a parent that this schools penalty for the simplest obscuaties are extreme.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

I absolutely love this school and the staff. I am so glad we moved here when my son was in pre-school. He has grown up in this school system and now is in High School, which is living up to its 4 star status! I love the fact that the teachers care about the students and that they have success in the mornings for the students may be having difficulty. I am glad they implemented the PowerSchool program this year, makes it great for the parents and students to regularly monitor their grades. The only thing that makes me sad is the fact that our great principal is leaving after this year for a much deserved retirement. Best wishes to Mr. Fetty.....your shoes will be hard to fill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

The teachers and staff including coaches are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

As a student of Hanover Central I was happy that my Children also were students there. Mr. Fetty is the best he really cares and give extra time for the ones that need it. I know there is a few things that need fixing but overall its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

Our daughter is a new freshman this fall, due to our family moving to the area. She could not be happier! Her grades are very good, she has made many friends and everyone makes us feel welcomed to our new community. The Hanover teachers have all the materials they need to enrich the students and they bring a lot of ENERGY to the classroom! We could not have made a better decision!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

As a new family in the Hanover Central High School we find the staff, students, parents very friendly and receptive. Everyone goes out of their way to make you feel 'at home' and the staff at the high school are wonderful in expressing their care and concern for students. The extra help is available-if needed it is up to the student to seek assistance. The students from 9th-12th are courteous and helpful to my son and also to us. I am happy with the conversations I have held with the guidance department and I know the positive experience he is receiving will continue to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

As a parent and a former student, I find that Hanover is the most encouraging to helping you achieve your goals and dreams. With teachers who inspire you to learn the subject being taught, they also teach you about life. Mr. Fetty is someone who would help find you a way to graduation, sometimes in students who aren't sure they want to get there. Mr. Rachel (who was a teacher and is now a substitute) brings the real world into the classroom. With it being a small community school, each student is somebody and not just a number
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

This schoolis my fav. after all I've been to 6 schools in my school years. The teachers there are very loving and do care about you. Such as your home life or your school life, they just care about you. There music department was my fav. part of this school. This place in the school was like home to me. The kids there are very welcoming also. If moving into this area dont be scared, it fun and you make friends the first day.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
34%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

72%

Average SAT score

974

Graduation rate

93.1%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

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66%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

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42%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.7
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2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
22
This school
30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

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81%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 72%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 12%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A46%
Special education 7%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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10120 West 133rd Avenue
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
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Phone: (219) 374-3800

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