Hammarskjold has earned the distinction of being recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Each year many students receive recognition for their achievements.Website Twitter
|White|| 48% |
|Black|| 5% |
|Asian|| 37% |
|Hispanic|| 8% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 2% |
|Female|| 50.0% |
|Male|| 50.0% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 18% |
|Students with disabilities|| 16% |
|English learners|| 2% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|6th Grade|| 51% ||656|
|7th Grade|| 49% ||633|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||13|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 7% |
|1 to 5 days|| 42% |
|6 to 10 days|| 28% |
|11 to 15 days|| 13% |
|Over 15 days|| 10% |
|English|| 61.1% |
|Other|| 17.1% |
|Arabic|| 7.7% |
|Chinese|| 7.4% |
|Spanish|| 4.1% |
|Hindi|| 2.6% |
Learn more about Hammarskjold Middle School.
Hammarskjold is a Grades 6 and 7 school with a Tradition of Excellence that is nationally recognized. HMS is committed to providing all students with an environment that enables them to grow intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally. We encourage students to become risk-takers, using critical thinking skills and develop a "positive attitude" about themselves and learning. The focus of instruction is hands-on & student-centered.
ILA, Math, Social Studies, Science, Electives, Music (Band, Orchestra, Chorus and Piano), Health, Physical Education, Computers, Food and Consumer Science, World Languages, Art and STEAM.
The following are offered at Hammarskjold Middle School: Academic Challengers, 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, Buddy Sports, 6th and 7th Grade Caring Adults Reinforcing Education (CARE), Chorus, Drama, ESL Club, French Culture Club, Interact Club, Investor's Club, Intramural Fitness Activities, Jazz Ensemble, National Junior Art Honor Society, 6th Grade Orchestra, 7th Grade Orchestra, Science Olympiad, Student Council, Video Newsmakers and Yearbook.
Fee-based Before and After School care programs are offered. The programs are managed by the Out of School Time Coordinator.
Staff Development opportunities are provided in a variety of manners throughout the school year via After-School Professional Development (PD) sessions, Professional Learning Communities, house meetings and building-based PD. The PD offerings are vast; aligned to both district, school and individual professional growth goals. Additionally, personalized learning is offered through content specific hybrid courses and over 100 summer staff development workshops offered in-house.
The academic, social, and emotional well-being of our students and staff are supported by 6 School Counselors, 2 Student Assistance Specialists, and a Child Study Team. ELL classes support students learning English. Special Education courses are offered to support students with disabilities. Struggling students are identified early and supported by their teachers. Some students are referred for Intervention and Referral services or Response to Intervention programs that provide additional levels of support.
Breakfast and Lunch Programs are provided daily. Physical Education classes are a requirement for all students providing regular physical activity and instruction in fitness and life sports. Health classes are also required providing instruction in physical and mental health, maintaining healthy lifestyles, and making healthy choices.
From robust websites to an active social media presence, the district is committed to effective communication with our community. Weekly communication about community events and our school-based Virtual Backpacks keep families informed. Our partnership with the EB Education Foundation enhances and enriches teaching and learning. PTAs host numerous events throughout the year to involve families in school life. Parent University sessions provide an opportunity to learn about current initiatives.
Constructed in 2009, Hammarskjold Middle School is a 271,520 square-foot, fully air-conditioned facility on 21.11 acres. This facility is home to the Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center, a centerpiece, revenue-generating venue for student, professional, and private performances. As with most District facilities, the school is highly used by the community, as well as, for various private events.