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Hobart High School

Public | 9-12 | 1278 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 10, 2013

I am a student of Hobart High school. I personally think its a pretty decent school. They have been pushing that everyone goes to college and that seems to be the main focus anymore. I really love the block schedule because then I have longer classes were we can get things done. The teacher contrary to popular belief actually teaches almost the entire 90 minutes. We get more done in a day and having the class every other day gives me time to do my homework. I honestly don't know how I could have done it with 8 classes of homework a day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2012

As a student at Hobart high school I have to say I LOVE the 8 block system. I mean yeah there are some teachers who only teach for like 45 minutes or so and then stop or sometimes they teach way more. That is because in high school you get a lot of work I mean a lot. this gives you another 45 to do assignments so you have more free time for extra curricular activities like theatre sports or other clubs you may have. Some teachers like my math taught for 90 minutes straight that's why 90 minute study halls really help out and it puts a lot less stress on me because in 7 hour classes 7 classes a day I got so much work it was overload and I barley passed. Now I am passing like a breeze. I learned a lot in my first year. Students can be cocky and fake like in any high school, but I went from no friends to having a lot. I have found out a lot about my self and built confidence. The teachers at this school are hit and miss and each have their own unique personality unlike my other school teachers. Some are dumb and don't do crap and others help a lot and teach. Most of them are great especially Miss Nelson and Mrs. Brumly and Mr. benton. Great school can't wait to go back this year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2012

Very few kids move on to college. Some go on to community colleges and are still unable to succeed. This high school does and did very little to encourage students to enroll at universities. Additionally, the explusion and drop out rate was higher than it should have been. Although, there is a new building, which might improve the overall educational experience, I have to give Hobart High 1 out 5 stars.


Posted January 2, 2011

This school has many issues that faculty cannot seem to face the facts we're on academic probation (why??) it is because of the Block 8 system! Our kids need the same classes every single day. They need to learn for 45 min in each class everyday. Most teachers will tell you that they teach for 30 minutes or so and then let the students do homework. So there is an hour of class that is unaccounted for when they need to be teaching. If they had to go to class everyday they would learn for 45 minutes everyday in each class. I have one child that excels on Block 8 and one that doesn't. But both my children do well on classes that are offered everyday for 45 min each. Children need consistency in education not every other day go to class!!! Ever since Block 8 came this school has gone done hill. How embarrassing we are on Academic probation...we need to change the way they are conducting the curriculum. 8 credits a semester does a kid no good if they are not passing!! GO BACK TO 7 CLASSES A DAY AT 45 MINUTES EACH AND WATCH THE SCHOOL EDUCATION DO BETTER THAN IT IS NOW!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2010

I will have to say as a parent of several students that attend H.H.S and one that has graduated , went straight to college and now is recieving her diploma in education.from I.U.N. N.W. She has told me over & over that the reason that she took up a degree in education was because of the wonderfull teachers and their passion for teaching in at the high school level. So, if you are looking for an excellent high school with "Pride" and challanging academic & sports programs this is the High School for you & your children. One more thing to add..... The community of Hobart has a remarkable Phone alert system that calls everytime their is a problem with anything pertaning our childrens saftey , from: school closings - to anything with programs and community alerts. Hobart High School receives an A+ from Me & my current students of H.H.S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

As a senior at hhs, i think that yeah we do have this great school, but its not like how the old school was. here its basically they care more about the building and the paint on the walls than they do with the indivuadly of the teachers. but the teachers here really do care about their students and want to see them acheive. i'll miss being at hhs and i'll miss all the teachers that have cared so much and made an impact on my life. the thing with hhs is that athletics are put above everything else, depending on what the season is depends on what sport they focus on.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

As a parent of a high performing student, I love the Block 8 system. It allows the students to complete projects in one class sitting and is wonderful for Chemistry, Biomed, Biology, etc. It also teaches time management since the student has to keep up with homework that needs to be turned in 2-4 days later. The biggest problem that I have with the school is the emphasis on athletics or academic and performing arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

I agree that this 8 Block system is not what our children need, and the grading system really stinks. A student can be doing well in class, grades are good or average they go to take their final test and their grade drops drastically. Its not fair to the student who does not test well. You need a system that works for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

I am currently a senior at Hobart High School. Considering we are in a new buliding a lot og things havde changed. Teachers seem to be more involved and the rules seem to be more followed now. I feel very safe and I get undivided attention here at HHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2008

I am going to be a senior at Hobart High School and I believe I have recieved a good education there. I am in the top 10 percent of my class I don't know how good that is to other countries but it is good enough for college.
—Submitted by a 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.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
44%
Biology I

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

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
62%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".

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

60%

Average SAT score

930

Graduation rate

93.2%


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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59%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

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37%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


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

Average number of units completed in first year2
20
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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78%

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 68% 72%
Hispanic 21% 10%
Black 6% 12%
Asian 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 4%
American Indian 1% 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 37%N/A46%
Special education 10%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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2211 E 10th St
Hobart, IN 46342
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Phone: (219) 942-8521

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