Spent four years here, and although the facility is on the older side I met some of the most dedicated teachers of my career as a student. School is what you make it, and this particular school and a handful of exceptional teachers certainly prepared me for college as an engineering student at Virginia Tech.
Apply yourself, and you will be fine...regardless of the institution.
Principal Leonard is amazing and so are many of the teachers my student has had. Dedicated, kind, flexible and understanding. Students are respectful and the clubs and athletics have been inclusive. We've had a great experience so far and look forward to the future.
Hammond is a really good school. They really work hard to try to work hard to make me feel special. Its really hard not to feel special there. You'll feel at home. Good list of after-school clubs, sports life and the undeniable school pride that we are known for!!:) Go Hammond Bears :)
The school administration and staff are generally VERY helpful and responsive. The strong leadership of Ms. Leonard and many others there has had a great effect on this school. Nearly all the teachers help the students outside of class, and the number of extracurricular activities supported by the teachers is phenomenal. There is Homework Club and several other support programs, as well as tutoring provided by honor society students. The parent involvement is strong: the PTSA, Boosters, Music Boosters, and other organizations/volunteers put in hours and raise funds to keep the numerous activities going. The students show all of this in their school involvement: as only one example, the students get truly excited about Spirit Week (before Homecoming). The diversity of the student body is a plus. I have not looked to the test scores lately but can say my neighbors' families and my family's experiences with this school have been very positive.
It has fights and drama, the teachers don't care about you the students are bullies there's crowded hallways and people can't mind their own business or mind their manners. There only a few good teachers. Other then that my two years at Hammond High were horrible
My child graduated from Hammond in 2012 and received a 4 year academic scholarship for college. The school has a lot of support for students identified with learning disabilities and the Ms. Leonard is awesome...very involved in all school related activities