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.
Eric Davis was nominated for Athletic Director of the Year through WSCCA (Washington State Cheer Coaches Association), and he WON!!! There were 20 AD’s nominated and our very own Mr. Davis was selected!!!
He will be honored Friday night May 29th! Make sure to congratulate him when you see him!
State art awards to Mosqueda and Perez
Richland School District studentsearned two of 15 major awards at the 2015 Washington State High School Art Show in Olympia. The winning students are Yebel Mosqueda, Hanford High School, for an ink drawing “Nature’s Fire”, and Chancelor Perez,Richland High School, for a photograph “Structure”.
The winning entries from this year's state competition are on display through May 30 at the Old Capitol Building in Olympia and will become a permanent part of the Old Capitol Building art collection. Mosqueda and Perez represented Educational Service District 123 (southeastern Washington) at the state art show.
The two students along with their teachers Shawn Murphy, Richland High, and April Ottey, Hanford High, have been invited to attend a special reception for the state winners on May 15 in Olympia.
2015 Reflections Program winner
Naveena Bontha, Hanford High School sophomore, has earned a First Place award in the National PTA 2015 Reflections Arts Program. Naveena is being honored for her photograph “Live and Let Live” (below) which was taken in the tree farm near Boardman, Oregon.
HHS Sports Banquet
Hanford High School & Enterprise Middle School earn state achievement award
The Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia announced today that Hanford High School and Enterprise Middle School in the Richland School District are recipients of the 2014 “Washington Achievement Award”. HHS was recognized in the categories of Reading Growth andHigh Progress. EMS was recognized in the category of High Progress.
The award is based on the Washington Achievement Index, a comprehensive measurement of how schools in Washington State are performing over time.
“Our Enterprise teachers and support staff are intently focused on academic rigor, cultivating a growth mindset and resiliency, and holding students accountable for their learning,” commented Principal Jen Klauss. “I am extremely proud of their efforts to do what is best for students every day.”
According to Principal Ken Gosney, there are a number of reasons why Hanford High School earned this state recognition:
·Targeted instruction that meets the needs of individual students
·Using data to properly place students in classes that allow them to thrive
·Dedicated teaching staff that constantly looks for innovative ways to improve their practice
·Supportive parents that place a high value on education
A total of 401 schools are receiving the Washington Achievement Award this year. The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 28 at Spanaway Lake High School in Lacey.
Congratulations Hanford High School
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.