Hammond High School is located in Columbia, MD and is one of 16 high schools in Howard County Public Schools School District. It is a public school that serves 1330 students in grades 9-12.
Hammond High School made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Maryland in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Hammond High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
Disappointment is the best description of my feelings. My 9th grader (straight A in GT program) is having a very easy time - no challenge in the core classes. May be more a county problem since, for example, first quarter of math is just review of 8th grade. Most of his friends also have same experence - Hammond Middle was much more challenging. All his teachers are very nice caring with the kids, just not inspiring teachers. Homework averages about 30 minutes per week (not day), since most can be done in class.
Hammond high has lost it's rating my first child graudated from Hammond high in 2006, no problem during her time there, now I have another child that is attending, and big difference, they have a high turn over rate, in faculty and staff, very unprofessional, some of the teachers are very unorganized, unable to reach the principle. When you leave a message never get a call back. I know some kids are very disrespectful, but why take it out on the ones who are there to learn, and case no trouble.
by a Parent
on Mar 18, 2012
Hammond High School
Hammond High is one of the most diverse schools in Howard County, everyone is so different and brings something new to the school. In Hammond the teachers are tolerant and supportive. The students are great but like in every school there are the rotten apples however, overall it is one of the best experiences of my life and I love it!
Tracy Kamen: Hammond High may not necessarily have the best reputation, but I cannot think of a school I would rather have high schoolers attend. The best aspect to the education is the school spirit and sense of community you feel being a Golden Bear. Most teachers are very experienced and a vast amount of knowledge can be learned in this wonderful environment. Hammond has been great to me the last three years and I wouldn't want my children to be anywhere else.
by a Parent
on Oct 12, 2011
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In 2011, Hammond High School had 25% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Maryland had 40% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Two or More Races
Howard County Public Schools District Spending
The Howard County Public Schools spends $14,436 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 63% on instruction, 33% on support services, 3% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Howard County Public Schools District
In 2011, Hammond High School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Maryland average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The Maryland High School Assessment program (HSA) includes annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
High School students are assessed upon completion of courses in English 2, Algebra, Biology, and Government.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a scaled score for each test. Passing scores for the HSA are 412 for Algebra, 400 for Biology, 394 for Government and 396 for English 2. The percentage of students to score at or above the proficient level are shown here. Starting with the class of 2009, students must pass all tests to graduate.
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