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Hamilton, MI
Students enrolled: 597

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4845 136th Avenue
Hamilton, MI 49419

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(269) 751-4436
(269) 751-8560
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September 10, 2015
Ugh!! Nothing has changed!! Every year you hope things get better!! They just don't! Every year numerous parents complain about this school - especially the math department. Things never change!! They don't listen to the struggles kids are facing in understanding math. They refuse to change the way they explain/teach and are content when kids fail. They have no solid assistance for kids who struggle.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2015
This is a school that needs a complete overhaul!!! Lots and lots of problems and not one administrator willing to deal with and fix the problems. Students are stressed out and overwhelmed. They leave believing they are stupid and cannot do anything right. When a child needs help and his/her parents are begging for help for them their is no way to get it. They simply have nothing in place to help students. Students who are smart or athletic will do great. They get special treatment, special projects and special trips! They get to take fun classes while those that may not score well on standardized testing and stuck in a building all day everyday with very little to no joy in their day. They are constantly reminded that they aren't as smart as their peers. They miss out on band or PE/Art or some of the other fun classes as they are forced to take Math Lab or Strategic Reading so they can get their Standardized test scores up. These classes don't get to do the special trips or outings. They are essentially punished for being a slower learner!

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
June 03, 2015
They seem angry and frustrated. When a child struggles they are mad. They don't want to see kids succeed if that means more work for them. Teachers arrive and leave at the same time as the kids - and are not prepared for the day. The lesson plans never change. Same year after year. Even when it doesn't work they don't change them!

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
June 03, 2015
Too much homework and not enough guidance! Kids are given math problems to do and they have to get the answers right before turning the in. The teacher doesn't grade them. The kids are responsible for that! Not much teaching - mostly self instruction. "Did you check with your friends first?" "Did you watch the video instruction?" "Don't come ask me for help until you've done those things!"

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
June 03, 2015
The students don't respect each other and the staff definitely doesn't respect parents or students. The front office staff barely look up from their desks when you arrive to school and you will have to get their attention in order to be helped. The front office staff is rude and short with you when you come into the office - like you are interrupting their day!

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
June 03, 2015
Unless you are very smart or an athlete - nobody cares about your child here! Very disappointing!

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2015
Not a great place! If you want your child to hate school and quit. Come here! Teachers are intimidating and unhelpful!! To portray to the class a failing grade-kids are shown videos of bombs going off-so they know they bombed the test! Math is a school wide problem! But it is your child's fault for not trying hard enough. Kids are encouraged & expected to look to friends or other children for help & support when they don't understand math. Expect to have to pay for a tutor for a passing grade in math! Teachers arrive and leave at the same time as the kids! Many teachers arrive late to class even in the middle of the day! Students can sit for 15+ minutes of a 60 minute class waiting for a teacher to arrive. Homework doesn't count! Only tests scores! And watch out for Standards Based Grading (opinion based grading)! If the instructions say to bake a cake-you should bake cupcakes (as standards based grading is explained on their website). Go the extra mile and you will get a 4 (A+). Just following directions would get you a 3.5. This method of grading teaches kids to not follow directions - which will be tough in the workplace!! If I ordered a cake - I want a cake!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2015
"Personal Experience with Exceptional Results" is Hamilton Schools motto. This could not be further from the truth!!! If you are looking for a personal experience of failure, learning to hate school and failing grades this is the place for your child!! No exceptional results here!! And definitely no personal experience! If you have a struggling student(s) and do not qualify for help you are out of luck!!!! Unless you have a legal document - your child will struggle to understand!!! They have no real programs in place to help children who have a difficult time!! It is a one size fits all approach!! If you don't fit the mold you are out of luck! The math program at this school is a complete disaster!! Your child will leave unprepared for high school!!! The worst part is they don't have any idea how to teach math or how to help so students understand. The parking lot area for pick up and drop off is a very dangerous, very congested place and the administration doesn't address the issue. They hide so they don't see the problems!

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2008
Excellent school, great teachers, awesome parent support, wonderful fine arts, and good sports program!

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2007
Great school! One teacher is a problem, but other than that, all great!

- submitted by a student

January 20, 2004
We moved here from another state. My daughter is in her second year at Hamilton Middle. She is not an outgoing child but has found HMS to be a great place to make friends. She is involved in band and loves it. HMS offers many sports including swimming and many clubs such as drama and rocketry. The discipline is good and the teachers are awesome. They use a team teaching system that allows the kids to move back and forth between two to four teachers througout the day. This allows teachers to really get to know their students. HMS is a great school in a great school system.

- submitted by a parent
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Hamilton Middle School
4845 136th Avenue, Hamilton, MI  49419
(269) 751-4436
Last modified Hamilton Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hamilton Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top