Hanford High School provides a safe and positive learning community that promotes innovation, intellectual curiosity, and citizenship in order to allow students to realize their full potential and to become life-long learners.
One of our own is now a finalist with the Washington Nashville Country Star competition
Congratulations to Katie Smith, a junior here at HHS. Katie, who usually spends her time performing in many restaurants around the Tri Cities area, is now a finalist with the Washington Nashville Country Star competition. While Katie is not a country artist at heart, she has stretched herself professionally to do this competition and has done quite well.
This journey for Katie began with tryouts in Yakima and was chosen as a Quarter Finalist. She then competed in the Semi Finalist round in Okanogan on March 14th Out of 24 competitors, she was one of 14 chosen to compete this Saturday, March 28th in Omak.
Katie is the only one from the Tri Cities area to compete. Great job Katie & Good Luck!
New SBAC Testing
The assessment window is now open for the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests that will be administered in English/Language Arts and Math in 11th grade and 10th grade ELA Exit Exam.The assessment windows remain open through May and specific test schedule will vary by teacher and grade. Please contact your child's teacher or the school counselor if you have questions or concerns regarding the upcoming assessments.
Are you interested in a Computer Science And Engineering Career?
Please join us on April 16th from 5-9PM 5929 W. Metaline, Kennewick Wa 99336 Room 150 For An introduction to programming using Arduino. Workshop is limited to 20 participants for register with Desiree Martinez @ 222-7306 ASAP
MAGIC CAMP FOR GIRLS 2015
May 14th, 2015
Tri-Tech Skills Center
Magic Camp is a free four-day, after school camp designed to introduce girls in grades 8-12 to exciting careers in construction!
Magic Camp offers young women the opportunity to learn about the many employment opportunities availableto women in the construction industry and to engage young women in hands-on training.
Website Ranks Two Tri-Cities Schools in the top 100 of Washington State
Two schools from the Tri-Cities made the top 100 list as one of the best public schools in Washington State.
According to the just released 2015 Niche rankings, Hanford High School came in at rank 33 and Southridge is ranked 76th.
Niche Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents.
The website gives each school it's own report card breaking down different aspects of the school.
There are several categories that determine the grades such as academics, health and safety, culture and diversity, teaching staff, extra-curricular activities and sports and fitness.
For a full list of school rankings you can head to k12.niche.com.
HHS made the Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014” list
The Washington Post’s education columnist Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country and the D.C. region for 16 years. There are more than 1,900 schools on the America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014 list. Noted in the national and local tables is the percentage of students eligible for government meal subsidies — a common benchmark for poverty — and each school’s average SAT score.
The top three national schools include American Indian Public Charter in Oakland, CA; Uplift Education North Hills Preparatory in Irving, TX; and Corbett Charter in Corbett, OR. The top DC area schools include: Saint Anselm's Abbey (P), Washington International School (P), and H-B Woodlawn.
The new question added to the survey this year reflecting a change in school cultures was whether each school has an 11-person football team. Jay Mathews writes that research indicates that high school sports, including football, give students valuable time-management and leadership skills.