Class of 2021 Turns Tassel

The 55th graduating class of Hammond turned the tassel on May 22 at Edens Stadium. Eighty-one students comprise the Class of 2021 and received their diplomas in Edens Stadium following an address by Head of School Chris Angel. 

Class of 2021 Senior Statistics
  • This year’s senior class will graduate 81 students.
  • Members of the Class of 2021 were accepted to 100 colleges in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and the Netherlands.
  • They will attend 36 colleges in 15 states, the District of Columbia, and the Netherlands. 
  • 51% percent will attend in-state while 49% percent will attend out of state.
  • Class members were admitted to numerous highly-selective schools including Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Honors, Emory, UCLA, Vanderbilt, USC Honors, Duke, Columbia, Davidson, Stanford, UNC-Chapel Hill, Vassar, MIT, Clemson Honors, and more.
  • Three members of the class were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Merit Finalists, and one student was named a National Merit Commended Scholar. Two additional students were named College Board National Recognition Program Scholars
  • Five students were selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program, one of the nation’s highest academic honors.
  • 21 students (26 % of the class) met the qualifications to be named South Carolina Palmetto Fellows, the state’s highest lottery funded scholarship award.
  • Members of the Class of 2021 were offered academic scholarships in excess of 9.4 million dollars, including full cost of attendance scholarships to Duke and Clemson; full tuition scholarships to Emory, Vanderbilt and Washington University in St. Louis; and four different ROTC scholarships. 
  • The average SAT score was 1262, and the average ACT score was 29. 
  • 48% percent of the class scored 1300 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT or higher.
  • 77 members (95%) of the class completed 347 Advanced Placement and Post-AP courses before completing their Hammond diplomas. 69% completed 3 or more, 47% completed 5 or more, 22% completed 7 or more, and four members of the class completed 10 AP and Post-AP Courses.
  • 25 students (31% of the class) earned GPA’s of 4.5 or higher and were awarded the designation of Honor Graduate.