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Hamilton Elementary School

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Posted July 6, 2010

This school was ok. Not the best. My child is extremely smart, but has a small attention span. Especially when he learns things fast. His teacher was nice, but kept trying to tell me he had a medical problem because he couldn't pay attention to her the entire day. Its not for teachers to diagnose medical problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

There are no challenges for the above average student. They have their share of concerned teachers but more of their share of teachers just there for the perfectly well behaved average students. If your child is outside the norm in any way they are treated as a inconvenience. I am moving outside the area to get to a better school. I am in disbelief at an 8 out of 10 rating given here. A 5 at most.
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Posted June 27, 2008

I think the above average students need to be challenged more. My child is above average in all of her subjects, yet she was given all the same work as the other children in her class and then when she finishes it quickly the teacher becomes upset. I think she should have to do the same work as others but also given something extra when she finishes too quickly. Some of the teachers at HES need to work on patience and need to think about how they would feel if it was their children being talked to. The school is overall great but a little work would help
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Posted May 28, 2008

I think this school has its advantages and disadvantages. The school is clean, has smaller class sizes, and does the best it can do with the funding they are given. However, I do think more needs to be done to ensure that every child is getting the attention they need. Some kids can learn at a faster rate than others. So much emphasis is placed on the slower learner, that the high achiever is forgotten. I believe there needs to be programs starting in kindergarten to address learning needs of all children, not the ones that might get 'Left Behind'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

The teachers and staff there are horrble and they don't pay attention to the students, they need better teaching and help the child learn better like how most magnet school do... Also they don't protect children.. They tell others where the child has moved to when the parent has requested privacy of where the child is attending in a new school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

I was unpleased with the lack of funding the school has. I experience problems with teachers that seemed cold mannered in showing compasion for my child. This school wants to put children in special education classrooms if they have any medical problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

I keep hearing Winfield city school system is great! I believe that is true. However; we need to stay positive and be optimistic in our own school city as well. Hamilton is doing great with what they have and is getting better every year! I'm impressed with Hamilton Elementary school's principal, vice-principal, administrative dept., teachers, etc. and have the upmost respect for them considering their budget. Thank you. Toni Glenn
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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 85% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education47%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education53%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty96%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education31%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education31%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty93%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 58%
Black 4% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Sherry Armstrong
Fax number
  • (205) 921-9857

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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784 10th Ave SW
Hamilton, AL 35570
Phone: (205) 921-2145

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