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Hamilton Heights High School

Public | 9-12 | 714 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 7, 2012

There is too much resting on one's laurels on the part of the staff. They need to get with the twenty-first century.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

Some people don't like a small school but I think it makes learning easier because you get to know everyone personally including upper classmen which is less stress on most freshman and sophmores. There have been complaints on bullying BUT they just set up a new antibullying program. The school is a lot of fun and they try to open students up for new opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2010

i am a current student at hamilton heights high school and i love it here. it is a small town school and you know almost everyone. i know not everyone likes small schools but it works well for me. i enjoy small classes and couldnt imagine attendending a school where there were more than 300 students in my grade. overall it is a great school with friendly staff and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2009

I am a former student, class of '04. I will start with the good parts of the school and then explain the bad. The good- there were some nice teachers. The bad- i was bullied severely in the middle and high schools. The entire time. I do not recall any anti-bullying program or anything. A focus was on the popular kids and on sports. I realize this happens in about every school but that definatly does not make it ok. I remember seeing a gal with down's syndrome bullied in the hallway. Some classes did have a liberal / moral-relativism / evolution slant. So....I hated my time at this school.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
30%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

63%

Average SAT score

1037

Graduation rate

92.6%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
65%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
29%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.5
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
22
This school
30
Recommended load

Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
74%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 72%
Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian 1% 0%
Black 1% 12%
Multiracial 1% 4%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A46%
Special education 14%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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25802 Indiana 19
Arcadia, IN 46030
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