Fast Facts about Hammond
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- South Carolina Independent School Association
- South Carolina Independent School Athletic Association
- ERB SSATB
- College Board
- Morehead Schools
- Cum Laude Society