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Hammond High Magnet School

Public | 8-12 | 1051 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted May 14, 2010

please send more information about this school i am from class 1966 and want to get in touch with other ex-students


Posted January 9, 2009

I graduated from Hammond High and I feel that compared to other schools in the parish, HHS is a great school. There are too many activities to take part in and too many great teachers to get a well rounded education. You get to associate with people of all nationalities which prepares you socially for the real world. Yes, for an extremely intelligent student, you may feel as though you aren't learning anything, as I did. But, I feel like I learned more to help me throughout my life rather than just college. I feel HHS prepared me well for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2008

I graduated as Valedictorian of my class. I took all honors classes and was in the Southeastern Scholars Program (Dual Enrollment). Hammond High is an okay school if you plan on attending vo-tech school. If you plan on attending LSU, Tulane University or any other university DON'T GO TO HAMMOND HIGH. THEY WILL PREPARE YOU TO FAIL. Check your facts on Hammond High. Ask them: How many National Merit Scholars graduate pre year? (A really good school has at least 10 National Merit Scholars) How many AP courses do they offer? (The more the better. These courses will save lots of time in college.) How early does SAT, ACT, and PSAT prep begin? (Prep should begin Freshman or Sophmore year. No Later. The younger your child starts the better they will score. Don't let Hammond High tell you 'the spring of their Junior year.' This time should be used finding a college.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

My children graduated from here and Have had no trouble in college. They say they have seen nothing that they weren't prepared for ay Hammond High
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

I wasnt impressed with this school. I graduated with honors and didnt learn a thing. Passing was effortless for one of average intelligence and poor study habits. I found myself skating through the years without ever having to try. Multiple choice testing and lifeless lectures are not 'teaching' our children anything more than memorization.


Posted April 28, 2007

I attended Hammond High, and it was an excellent school. The college prep courses are only open to students who have made a C or above in the previous course. The English department is excellent. I was well prepared for college after attending Hammond High.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 11, 2006

1) Dress code is absurdly strict, as another person said. Who cares how dark the navyblue jacket is? 2) The honors courses have NO REQUIREMENTS. Someone can get straight Fs and still stay in, slowing down people who actually want to learn. 3) There is a bare minimum of courses, and very few electives.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 8, 2006

Hammond High is an excellent school. The quality of instruction that my three children have received (two have graduated) is unsurpassed in the Hammond area. The two older ones have been extremely well-prepared for college. As a public high school, HHS provides for students at all levels, from special education to college preparatory. HHS also provides the opportunity to participate in all sports and a wide range of extracurricular activities. Any student can find his niche at HHS. One important thing about HHS is that students learn tolerance and how to get along with all types of people, which certainly serves them well in college and the world of work. Any parent who has doubts about HHS should check it out, rather than listening to those who have an agenda. The school offers tours to prospective students and their parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2005

Hammond High's one major problem is discipline. discipline runs the entire learning environment into the ground. Students are constantly hastled about ID cards, tucking in shirts, belts, ect. The dress code of TPSS is probrably the ruination of the entire school district. We wonder why our kids are scoring low on LEAP and IOWA tests, but how do you expect a kid to learn when all they can focus on is dress code. Other rules as well are out of control. I was told by a student that the Zero Tolerance policy was dropped, and now all fights result in expulsion. However, I was also told there were more fights this year than last year...go figure.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 15, 2005

I attend Hammond High and i dont think it is a very great school. They have extracurricular activities but not enough. I want to be a nurse when i finish high school but im not getting no help because there is no nursing class i can take to get me started.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2004

Both of my sons graduated from Hammond High. It is an excellent school. My sons were well prepared for college due to the excellent academic program and teachers. I have first hand knowledge because I was a substitute teacher there for a year before beginning my career as a math teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

In my strong opinion, Hammond High School, is an average school. On a scale from 1 to 10 i'll give it a 7. It's learning program for teens is great, but the only thing wrong is the tolerance level. At Hammond High School teens get into trouble everyday. The problem could be simple but they insist on being hard on them. I think if they would just calm down on the simple things and worry more about the major ones, Hammond High would be one of the best schools ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2004

Hammond High School provides a wonderful diverse atmosphere with students from a variety of backgrounds.It also supplies a wonderful academic program with many electives to choose from.Hammond High also offers a variety of sports to choose from including football,boys/girls baketball,boys/girls soccer,softball,baseball,tennis,track,golf,and other teams that are sure to suit your child's desire to be involved in sports.Hammond High has many clubs and extracurricular activities that enable every student to find their fit in a well-balanced environment.Your child will find many opportunities for scholarships and will receive great preparations for college with HHS's accelerated classes.Whether your student is looking for academics,athletics,activites,or clubs,they will find the need to search no more once they step onto Hammond's beautiful campus.They'll also find many friends and a welcoming atmosphere.Any parent who cares about their child's desires and needs will consider Hammond High School as a high school where memories are made.
—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.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

314 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

313 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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42%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

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English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

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English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

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The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 45%
White 29% 49%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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45168 River Road
Hammond, LA 70401
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