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Hamilton High School

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Posted April 29, 2010

Hamilton High School is an excellent school. Our children attended and graduated college with honors. Most of the teachers really care and the benefit of attending a small school was evident in test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

I would like to say that Hamilton High School was a pleasure to attend. The students are typical high school students and the the majority of the faculty cares about the well being of the students. Most everything that everyone else has writeen negatively about sports and extracurricular activites are lies. I hate to be blunt but its the truth. Money does not play any role in who plays what and who gets better treatment. I have seen the best of the best and the worst of the worst treated all the same. People just get upset because thier kid is treated some particular way but that is probably the kids or the parents fault. Don't listen to the lies. Hamilton High School is a great school and I will send my kids there one day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2008

I attended this school for part of my high school years. Yes, there were cliques and it was very difficult for an outsider to fit in. The academic level was almost a year behind the school I transferred from. The teachers were about the same as other schools, some there for the money and others who really cared if a student learned anything or not. I feel it is imperative to support our school and our educators. After all, they are having an influence on our children, even if they or our children don't realize it at the time. My grandchildren now attend this school and are having the time of their lives. If we want our schools to be better, maybe we should be more involved. We should be cognizant of the legislature that is passed affecting our school systems, as well.


Posted September 5, 2007

As a parent I want the best for my children, so we left a small school to attend a bigger one and we choose Hamilton. My children love it their, but the coaches favor the city kids over the country kids. And if you are known to have money you count!!! My husband and I work very hard to have what we have and we are pretty well off, but we will not raise our children to think they are better than anyone else. so most people don't really know that we do as well as we do financially. I was very disappointed at the coaching staff at this school, I was told if you made a donation to the athletics program your kid would get to play more and start in the games. this is not the way I raise my children.My advice is don't send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

Lazy staff not will[ing] to teach and inadaquate funding at this school eaquels poor edcuation....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

I had a good experience at Hamilton High. Over all the teachers were very helpful and involved with each student who was willing to apply themselves. Just like any school there is only so much a teacher can do, and then it's up to the student and their parents. Yes cliques are very apparent at this school, but not as bad as some bigger schools. There were no gangs or just plain 'mean' people, even though at some point everyone was picked on. Extracurricular activities should be increased. When I attended Hamilton High if you weren't playing sports you weren't doing anything. The school should put a least a little focus into the drama and home economics department. Over all Hamilton is a good school if the student willing to put forth some effort and strive to do their best.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 2, 2007

I graduated from Hamilton High School in 2002, along with most schools in a town this size there are always going to be 'groups' of popular people, average people, and then common people! There is always going to be this dilemma within a school! Furthermore I do feel as though that I did have a great experience from K-12. The educators done an excellent job. There is always going to be room for improvement! The educators here at Hamilton were always willing to help. Usually, the pupils do not listen, and parents are not getting involved! They are just being typical adolescents!Overall, yes, I would say my experience there was pleasant!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 4, 2007

I attended school at Hamilton all the way up and I believe this school system is about even par with most schools. However, I think my math background is poor compared to my college peers who attended other schools. Also, compared with other schools, there are fewer extracurricular activities offered (show choir, plays, soccer,technical and computer sciences). I think the parent involvement is average. There is discrimination, though, on behalf of the higher class students against the average ones. I guess you get that in any school, it just seems more prevalent here due to the small school size. If everyone, including teachers, made education (not social comparisons) the main goal for attending school at Hamilton, it would be the best education experience for all students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 18, 2006

I grew up in Hamilton, and I think for the size of the school and city, what I was offered was commensurate with other larger cities/schools. I also feel that the education that I received was pretty good for a small town high school. The quality of the academic programs offered was decent enough, although maybe the variety of academic courses offered was less than desirable. One has to consider that in a school were almost 50% of the population qualify for free and reduced lunches that academic selections might be slim. Band, chorus, and other sports extracurricular activities are offered, and the level of parental involvement seems about right for a school this size, considering the rural location.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 7, 2005

Hamilton High School, I think, does not give every child a fair chance. They give the richer and more popular students more of a chance than they do the regular students. So I don't advise any parent to put their in this school at at all.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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98%

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95%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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87%

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83%

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86%

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82%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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93%

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84%

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87%

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88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

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80%

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86%

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78%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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93%

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98%

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93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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97%

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99%

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94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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91%

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96%

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96%

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89%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

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Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
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White89%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty77%
Not poverty94%

Math

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Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty90%
Not poverty96%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female71%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant80%
Poverty72%
Not poverty86%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students93%
Female92%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible0%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Poverty91%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty98%
Not poverty98%

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Poverty91%
Not poverty96%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
Poverty85%
Not poverty0%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 58%
Black 6% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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211 Aggie Ave
Hamilton, AL 35570
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Phone: (205) 921-3281

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