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Awards & Accolades

At Hamilton Southeastern Schools, we strive for excellence in every area of education. HSE is a top-performing district in the State of Indiana.

HSE's Indiana Department of Education annual performance report

2022-2023 District-Level H&E Finalists

Each year, members of our support staff, who demonstrate excellence in their work are chosen to represent their school as their Honor and Excellence recipients. A committee reviews all the building nominees and chooses three staff members to represent each level of students we serve. For 2022-23, the district-level H&E winners are: Laura Hulsey, New Britton Elementary, Instructional Assistant; Jennifer Ruttan, Riverside Intermediate School, Office Manage/Registrar; Angie Miles, Hamilton Southeastern High School, Instructional Assistant.

Teacher of the Year 2022-2023

Orchestra Director/Teacher, Riverside Junior High

 Johanna Kitchell

Meet the top three district-level Teacher of Year finalists for 2022-23. Each year, a committee reviews all the building nominees and chooses three teachers to represent each level of students we serve. For 2021-22, the district-level winners are: Heather Skaggs (BSE 4th Grade Teacher) representing Elementary; Johanna Kitchell (RJH Orchestra Teacher) for Intermediate-Junior High; Erin Ingwersen (FHS Math Teacher) for High School (*Video not included by staff request).

Honors & Excellence Recipient 2022-2023

ENL Instructional Assistant, New Britton Elementary

Laura Hulsey

Each year, members of our support staff, who demonstrate excellence in their work are chosen to represent their school as their Honor and Excellence recipients. A committee reviews all the building nominees and chooses three staff members to represent each level of students we serve. For 2022-23, the district-level H&E winners are: Laura Hulsey, New Britton Elementary, Instructional Assistant; Jennifer Ruttan, Riverside Intermediate School, Office Manage/Registrar; Angie Miles, Hamilton Southeastern High School, Instructional Assistant.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools Achievements and Offerings 

  • 4th largest school district in Indiana
  • 2,500+ full-time and part-time employees
  • 98% graduation rate
  • 95+ languages spoken
  • 93.8% of grade 3 students showing proficiency on IREAD-3
    • Indiana Department of Education (2022)
  • 700+  HSE educators hold advanced degrees
  • 70% of educators have been teaching at HSE Schools for at least 5 years
  • The work of HSE staff and educators have received local, state and national recognition
  • 318 state-of-the-art buses are used to transport students along 2,400 routes each day
  • 1.9 million school lunches and 263,623 school breakfasts served annually
  • 300+ student-driven clubs, athletic and performing arts programs offered to students throughout all HSE Schools
  • 235 Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Credit courses and Next Level Programs of Study offered to high school students