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Hamilton Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 597 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2008

Excellent school, great teachers, awesome parent support, wonderful fine arts, and good sports program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

Great school! One teacher is a problem, but other than that, all great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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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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.
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The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

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40%

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40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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79%

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74%

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79%

2011

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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35%

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34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

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44%

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55%

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55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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73%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

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82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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39%

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47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

194 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:48 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:48 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dean Kramer
Fax number
  • (269) 751-8560

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4845 136th Avenue
Hamilton, MI 49419
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Phone: (269) 751-4436

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