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12150 South Hamlin Avenue
Alsip, IL 60803

(708) 597-1550
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October 22, 2015
Years before my child started at Hamlin Upper Grade Center, I had heard that the principal was on top of things and a great leader. My son started at Hamlin this school year, and the principal has absolutely lived up to her reputation. She has taken great care of my son, and I am extremely impressed. I look forward to the next few years that my children will have at Hamlin.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2015
Hamlin is and has always been a great neighborhood school. It has always been and continues to be a tight knit community. It's one of the best public schools in the area.

- submitted by a community member

March 20, 2010
Teachers here get results, their connection to students is awesome! The Principal goes above and beyond her duties to maintain the high standards it is known to have.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2010
I believe this school develops the WHOLE student/child. Staff is serious about academics but there is also a lot of attention paid to social development, athletics, and discipline. I have truly never seen teachers OR a student body that is more compassionate to the teachers, students, and each other. The teachers and administration are determined not to let anyone slip through the cracks.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2009
Hamlin is were you can find your true self. The staff is great at what they do.

- submitted by a student

November 12, 2008
Well, i think that Hamlin is a excellent school for any child to attend. Also the teachers are so involed with the kids this includes sports of any kind, the students learning and safety. The princpal is awesome! there is nothing that any parent/student can't go to her about. She is very experienced in what she does. She also loves her job bad or good.

- submitted by a student
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October 01, 2008
My daughter is new to Hamlin and already I can see a positive change in her. She transferred from another area school and is adjusting quite well. You can tell that the teachers genuinely care about the students. The school is diverse and the academics are top notch. There are plenty of opportunities for parents to become involved and there are extracurricular activities. It is a small school and has a family like atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2008
this school is a school that will take the time out from there day (even after school) and help a student... they help me every day .,. they make me feel like im there own kid.. -chris jackson

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 27, 2008
I used to like hamlin when my daughter went there. But now,the principal that they have I do not think is experienced enough and I also do not think she really cares about the kids. I have seen her be very callous when it comes to the kids in school.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2007
Hamlin is a school that cares about kids. You can sense this the very moment you enter the building. The teachers at Hamlin keep you updated with everything -- good or bad. The principal is firm but fair and is always available to talk to about any concern. I know that my children are safe and getting a quality education at Hamlin.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2007
I am a former student from Hamlin. I sadly had to graduate Hamlin yesterday night. I'll miss the school and the teachers next year. The teachers actually cared about all of us. They would treat us like we were there own kids.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 13, 2006
Good quality school, many updates new gym, great location, nice area, though 10% kids attending seem to be very abnoctious and or ignorant in terms of respecting other kids and adults.

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October 02, 2005
I am a student here at hamlin and I think it is a really great place to go to school! Pretty much all of the teachers do an awesome job, we have a lot of really nice extra curricular activites now that we got our addition, and our new principal is doing an awesome job! I think what really helps this school is that the students and the teachers are really enthusiastic about everything. The only thing is that there are some people that just don't get it when it comes to things like being quiet when a teacher asks you to or being nice to other students, but overall Hamlin is the best school i've gone to so far.

- submitted by a student

August 04, 2005
Hamlin Upper Grade Center is a great place to receive an education. The students are diverse, the teachers are caring and dedicated, and the activities are numerous. The teachers all have their own unique teaching methods which benefits the students by exposing them to different classroom management styles. I would like to see more parental involvement. The teachers at Hamlin always keep the lines of communication open for parents. I would like to see more parents making contact with their child/childrens teachers. Overall, the students at Hamlin have many benefits. The school is semi-small which fosters a sense of community. The activities are getting better and more numerous every year. The field tips are great! Students will enjoy their experience at Hamlin.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2005
This is school is Okay i guess... but the teachers can use favoritism a lot! One teacher I know and love is Miss Kuropas, she refuses to participate in favoritism! I love that about her, not to mention she started a great drama club!I'm a 7th grade student at HUGC, and this is my first year here!

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2005
I have been involed in Hamlin for almost 5 years and I love the school. My son graduated in 2003 and my daughter graduates in June. I have the most respect for Ms Wills and Ms Keller. These two ladies go out of their way to take care of these kids. I can't say enough about them. They deserve so much credit!There are other teachers that do a great job as well and one or two that I think don't understand kids at all.But don't let them ruin it for the rest. Hamlin is #1 in my book, for the best in education. I do wish there were more clubs for the kids to get involed in. Overall, Hamlin is a great school. Thanks to all the staff for making an impact on my childrens lives.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2005
I am a student at hamlin upper grade center, Hamlin is a great place for all of us students to learn! There are some teachers (not saying who) who kinda dont understand how to teach or to take care of there students but there new and by next year i guarentee that those teachers will have dignity and power over there students! The music program is great! i am part of the band but one thing they need to correct is waking up at 6:30 for morning band! And there is a great level of parent involvement~ the parents help our school so much! thanks parents for volenteering in hot lunch and feild trips and market day and all sorts of thingS! The acedemic programs are ok but some teachers are really mean and are too strict but some times thats good to have power!

- submitted by a student

October 14, 2004
I am not a parent but I am a student and I am writing this review because I believe that Hamlin Junior High is a great school and the teachers go above and beyond their abilities to teach their students. I am an eigth grader and I know how it feels to be in this school. Alot of great teachers and alot of great students. The Staff is nice and the school is nice. With all the new improvements including a new gym, classrooms, and sports. I am glad to be a part of this school. I recommend this school more than Prairie because we have a better education. I am glad to write this review because I am glad to be a part of this school. The school goes way beyond your expectation!

- submitted by a student
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Hamlin Upper Grade Center
12150 South Hamlin Avenue, Alsip, IL  60803
(708) 597-1550
Last modified Hamlin Upper Grade Center is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hamlin Upper Grade Center Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top