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Fast Facts about Hammond

Founded

  • 1966

 Students and Faculty

  • 891 students in PK – 12th grades
  • 50% boys & 50% girls with 16% minority
  • 8:1 student:teacher ratio
  • 156 faculty and staff members
  • 15 years average teacher experience

 Campus

  • 107 acres
  • 19 main buildings contain 85 classrooms
  • Academic Enrichment Center
  • Developmental Enrichment Center
  • 2 libraries
  • 4 labs
  • 4 art studios
  • 2 music studios
  • Early Technology Center
  • College Counseling Center
  • 2 dining halls
  • 350 seat theatre
  • Chapel
  • Lecture Hall
  • 2 gymnasiums
  • Fitness Center
  • Wrestling Barn
  • Lighted football stadium
  • Lighted baseball field
  • 8 tennis courts
  • Cross-country track
  • Practice fields
  • Soccer/track and field complex
  • Softball field
  • Lacrosse field
  • International Residential House

 Fine Arts

  • Music, visual, and performing arts at all levels
  • Select Ensemble
  • Fringe Festival

 Class of 2013

  • Last year’s senior class graduated 77 students.
  • Members of the Class of 2013 were accepted to 103 colleges in 22 states, DC, and the United Kingdom.
  • Class members boasted appointments to 3 US Service Academies as well as 8 Ivy League admits including Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, U Penn, and Yale.
  • They will attend 33 colleges in 13 states.
  • Sixty-three percent will attend in state while thirty-seven percent will attend out of state. 
  • Eleven members (14%) of the class were recognized by the National Merit/National Achievement Scholarship Competition.  Five advanced to finalists and were named National Merit/National Achievement Scholars.
  • There were 43 scores of 700 or higher on the Critical Reading, Math, or Writing sections of the SAT.
  • The average SAT score (Critical Reading and Math combined) for the Class of 2013 was 1208.
  • Thirty-three percent of the class scored 1300/29 or above on the SAT/ACT.
  • Seventy members (91%) of the class completed 278 Advanced Placement courses/exams before completing their Hammond diplomas.
  • Sixty-one percent completed three or more AP courses/exams.
  • Fifty-one percent completed four or more AP courses/exams.
  • Forty percent completed five or more AP courses/exams.
  • Twenty-six percent completed six or more AP courses/exams.
  • Fifteen (19.5 %) met the qualifications to be named South Carolina Palmetto Fellows, the state’s highest lottery funded scholarship award.
  • Seventy members (91%) of the Class of 2013 were offered academic scholarships in excess of $7.8 million including a UNC Morehead-Cain Scholar, 3 Furman University Hollingsworth Scholars, 3 Washington & Lee Johnson Scholars, and  a Clemson University National Scholar.
  • Nine will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level including equestrian, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, football, cross country, and swimming.
  • Sixteen members (21%) of the class earned GPA’s of 4.5 or higher and were awarded the designation of Honor Graduate.

 Alumni/ae

  • 3024

 Global Emphasis

  • Annual Country of Study with a faculty member from each division visiting the country
  • International travel for faculty and students including eleventh grade trip to Costa Rica
  • Overnight school trips beginning in the fourth grade

 

Outdoor Education Program

  • Outstanding natural history program and Naturalist-in-Residence for Lower and Middle School focusing on Primitive Technology
  • Comprehensive wilderness program for the Upper School
  • 107 acre campus with woodlands and wetlands

 Accreditation

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • South Carolina Independent School Association
  • South Carolina Independent School Athletic Association

 Memberships

  • NAIS
  • SAIS
  • PAIS
  • ERB SSATB
  • College Board
  • Morehead Schools
  • Cum Laude Society



Upcoming Admission Events

  • April, 2014 04-25
    • Choral Department Broadway Concert 7:00 PM
    04-27
    • Upper School/Middle School Spring Band Concert 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


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