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Hamilton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 502 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

Hamilton has been a up an down roller coaster for my children it has been one thing after another ,i feel the staff have lost the motivation to really make sure that there are no students left behind i feel they are so consumed by the behavior issues that they forget about the the kids academic needs! there are kids there that need one on one help, an they are not getting it there .there are teachers there who let there students get an F all year an dont step in an try to help find a intervention plan or figure out the problem ,it takes the parent to step in an say something , your student can fail a class all year an you will never get a call or a teacher to say something .an the teachers cuss with the student ! what has our school system turned into .it pains me that our children do not get the proper attention from the teachers they should or the care that they need.It takes the parent an teachers to get the greatness our kids deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

Horrible school, my child is bullied everyday and none of the administration cares enough to protect her, she is miserable at this school and this is affecting her grades. It's sad that because its a poor school that these teachers can treat these students the ways they do and they get away with it. It's very sad and I feel awful for my child, I am definitely taking her out and enrolling her in another school where they actually pass standardized tests and are not treated inferiorially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

Any help that I have needed in helping my children acheive at Hamilton, I have recieved. My oldest is in CrossCountry, coach is great. Seeing her try so hard just makes me beam. Anytime my kids make the slightest mistake, it is caught, addressed and dealt with appropriately. Couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2006

This school is great. my daughter actually has careing teachers that listen to her, and are involved with her school work, wich is great. hamilton offers basketball, track, which is happenig now,and volleyball. they have a jrotc program,band/orchstra,Truancy program for students who are in need of additional academic and behavioral support to be successful in school Like I said this is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

While Hamilton continues to show poorly on standardize tests the school has made continuous improvement despite serving the school with the highest poverty in the city. The teachers and staff are very motivated to bringing the best to the students. Classroom sizes also tend to be smaller than other schools within the city. It's really an undiscovered treasure.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 83% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
58%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
50%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

154 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

133 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
African American29%
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnic33%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities50%
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students57%
African American56%
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnic60%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities64%
Proficient in English41%

U.S. History and Government

All Students48%
African American41%
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnic60%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities49%
Proficient in English49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students45%
African American26%
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnic20%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities23%
Proficient in English49%

Reading

All Students47%
African American33%
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnic30%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities31%
Proficient in English41%

Science

All Students42%
African American17%
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnic40%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities33%
Proficient in English31%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
African American21%
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities18%
Proficient in English48%

Reading

All Students50%
African American37%
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities26%
Proficient in English46%

U.S. History and Government

All Students51%
African American42%
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities37%
Proficient in English42%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 43% 17%
White 32% 67%
Black 14% 7%
Two or more races 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

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  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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