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Hamilton, MI
Students enrolled: 821

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4911 136th Avenue
Hamilton, MI 49419

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(269) 751-5185
(269) 751-7670
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May 06, 2015
The teachers love our kids. Students are held to standards. My own children are in college, looking toward medical school and feel very well prepared! Love Hamilton!

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2015
First off - if you have come up through the Elementary School and Middle School you will be unprepared for High School. Secondly - the school sets kids up for failure!!! Tests have "stretch" questions on them. Designed to stretch your mind. Great if they don't count! But they do! If you get these problems wrong you can get no better than a C grade. These questions are ones you have not yet been taught nor have any experience with!! The grading systems in Hamilton is confusing and inaccurate. You can only get a 4 or an A+ if you go above and beyond what is asked. Homework is assigned, expected to be turned in, takes hours - but does not count towards your grade!! Kids are unprepared for the future! Hamilton is not the school it once was!!! Many kids are in the bottom 30% on standardized tests for which you will need to talk with the principals. However, they will have no solid support to help your student achieve better grades!!! The motto is "Personal Experience with Exceptional Results" - please don't expect that to hold true!! It won't!!! Your child will be unprepared for the demands of college!

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014
First off I would like to say that I was an A student, 12 sport athlete, well liked by students, and never got in trouble. On paper it appears to be a great school academically. In all honesty most of the teachers give you the answers on every single test and quiz, especially during the third trimester. All they care about is getting more state funds to buy the teachers new iPads and MacBook pro laptops every single time a new one comes out (and the teachers keep the old ones for personal use.) They do very little to prepare students for life outside of this very sheltered and stuck up community. A majority of the teachers openly talk about biblical stories and even bad mouth those with an open mind to other cultures and religions. If you're not a fake christian and/or an athlete you will have a very hard time "fitting in" with both the students and the teachers. If you are you can do and say anything you want and the faculty will turn a blind eye. They will even punish the student getting bullied for not speaking up. In all I think the school means well but they are just too close minded to recognize how little they are doing for not only the students but the community as a whole.

- submitted by a community member

March 04, 2014
As a fromer student of Hamilton High School, I can say that the teaching staff is pretty nice. You didn't have to be a popular student or a jock for the teachers to notice you. On the other hand the student body was a horrible. There is NO DIVERSITY and everyone thinks they are better than you! I feel that the community takes sports as their priority over acedemics. Apparently, Hamilton does not take bullying seriously. This problem goes against their reputation for a safe and sheltered community.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2013
I will agree that a Hamilton is very cliqie, but that is a relatively small problem considering how good the teachers are. They are absolutely amazing! They do an amazing job to prepare students for "life after high school". And yes we have the popular jocks who will have no idea how to function after sports are no longer a priority. It is very hard to get into sports if you have not been at Hamilton from the beginning but other than that where you come from doesn't really affect how you are treated. You just have to find where you fit best and you will have a great experience.

- submitted by a community member

April 20, 2010
I am a former Hamilton student who left the area after graduation and attended college in the 'big city'. It was extremely difficult to fit in outside the area. Since Hamilton is a large farming community, the school tends to be very sheltered and not forward in it's thinking. Unless you plan to stay in Hamilton and farm, I would recommend a little more diverse school to prepare your child for college. While the school is safe, the education is not enough to prepare you for life outside the area.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2009
I am on my last child of three to go thru this school and I could have not asked for better. My wife and I discussed Hamilton vs Holland Christian schools and we are so pleased with our choice of Hamilton.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 20, 2009
Great team spirit and involvment by teacher, parents and the community!

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2008
I must say I disagree with the student below me. I also attended Hamilton, although only for one year I was there long enough to realize what a pathetic place it is. All of the students there have no idea what the the 'real' world is like. Most of them don't know anything else besides what lies within the boundaries of that town. They also refuse to accept anyone new that they havent know for years. The teachers,however, are wonderful people who really helped me succeed academicaly. The other students are extremely judgemental of anyone who isnt born and raised in the same town they were. I do not recommend sending your child to this school is they didn't attend junior high at Hamilton middle. The students are sheltered and rude.I can honestly say moving to a new school the following year was one of the best decisions of my life.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 26, 2008
OK i read through these reviews and they all say that the students are rude and have cliques, All schools have these. Hamilton isnt any different. This school is an amazing school. I just graduated (class of 2008) and i had a baby my freshman year. I left my 2nd semester and came back the next year, i was accepted with open arms from everybody. INCLUDEING the 'preps' and the 'Jocks' and i never really hung out with them. Yes there are those few stuck ups but thats for every school. The education is also a plus. The teachers are dedicated to their students and care if the students are passing or not, if the student isnt they will help them understand. This is an amazing school district in general and your child would be lucky to be here.

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 22, 2008
From having 2 children go thru the school system as well as myself and my husband both graduating from Hamilton, not much has changed. I can't say much for the educators but I do know there are cliques with the student body. If you don't hang out with the 'right' people you are not as 'valuable' to this school. My biggest complaint is that their focus seems to be more on sports than anything else at this school, certainly not getting an education. And a lot of the jocks and preppy people are in for a shock when they graduate into the real world and find out their noses being buried into sports isn't really going to get them very far. Academics are not the highlight, sports are. The funny thing there is that they don't really excel in any sports anyway so what's to get excited about?

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2008
I had a great experience at Hamilton. The teachers challenge and support the students academically.

- submitted by a student

October 10, 2007
I was a former student of Hamilton high and I can say from experience that the school is great! You my dislike it when you go there, there are clich s but everyone is in their own and as long as you have a positive attitude about what is going on you should be good. I was not a popular student and never really wanted to be. I had a good experience there, I miss the school more then what I ever thought I would. It was all that you made it out to be and a lot of the former students here don t really get that as I believe that they should I don t have the money or the look but I was friends with the people who did. They were too negative rather then positive. Hamilton is one of the best and safest schools to go to in this area of Michigan!

- submitted by a student

October 08, 2006
As a parent I am extremely happy with the conservative environment provided by the staff and community. There is no place that I would rather raise my family than Hamilton. I would rate the academics as well as community involvement high.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2006
As a former student of Hamilton High I can say the education was great. It is all about money in this school district and if you don't have it then your not in the crowd or if you don't wear the in clothes. Sports means more to this school that its education. If and when they lose a game it drags on and on. I guess you take it as you call it.

- submitted by a student

January 17, 2006
As a fromer student of Hamilton High School I can honestly say that that the teaching staff is absolutely amazing. You didn't have to be a popular student or a jock for the teachers to notice you. Almost all of the teachers I had were caring and helpful. On the other hand the student body was a horrible experience for me. There is no diversity and everyone thinks they are better than you. If your not in the 'in-crowd' then you are usually considered to be a 'bad' person. They have no respect or understanding for anyone who is not exactly like them.

- submitted by a student

November 17, 2005
as a student at hamilton now, i feel that this school is great. it educational and its one of the best schools. yes i can have its down side but its inproving!

- submitted by a student

January 27, 2005
As a former student of hamilton high school, I can say that it was an awful experiene. the students are mean and have no idea about the real life. They are demeaning towards others, and if you are not one of the 'cool' kids, then your life will be miserable. There is no diversity at this school, and i would highly recommend NOT sending your children to hamilton.

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2004
Hamilton Schools are a great place to send your kids. The staff is incredible!

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2004
This school is pathetic. There is no diversity. There is a lack of control over here. I am sure there are some kids that will succeed, but for the most part, most of these kids will learn nothing about real life and the real world. They are already sheltered living here, and this community needs to make an effort to make this a place where people want their kids to grow. So if you want to give your kid a great education cause good just does not cut it for you...then send your kid to the east side of the state. Between the Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills school...your kid will succeed and gain some culture.

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2004
The teachers at this particular school are tremendous. They are caring and extrememly helpful in getting the students to where they need to be when they graduate. The student-body is another story. About half of the students are good people working hard for their futures. The other half is absolutely terrible. They are rude and think they are the greatest things since sliced bread. They are too full of themselves and in all honesty have no clue what the real world is like. The only other complaint I have about the school is that it isn't 'worldly' enough. There isn't much diversity and the students for the majority leave having no clue as to what the real world is or will be about. All in all, however, I would recommend sending your children to Hamilton High School solely because of it's tremendous faculty. The city is worthy of good mention.

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2004
I am a former student of Hamilton and can honestly say it was the worst experience of my life. I was constantly teased and bullied in junior high and high school( elementary scholl was fine). I would actually have panic attacks every morning before I went to school. I would tell teachers and principals and they would do nothing. Many times they witnessed what was going on and looked the other way. At Hamilton if you are nor a jock or popular kid the teacher care nothing about you. It is by the grace of God that I made it and graduated. I do not recommend sending your child to Hamilton.

- submitted by a student

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Hamilton High School
4911 136th Avenue, Hamilton, MI  49419
(269) 751-5185
Last modified Hamilton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hamilton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top