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Hamilton High School

Public | PK-12 & ungraded | 672 students

 

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Posted August 25, 2013

I have 3 children that attend Hamilton Elementary. As a parent, I grew up in a much larger community. However, I have grown to love a small community, This also includes a small school for my children to attend. I believe that Hamilton is grewing in size and in attributes. I can see changes every school year occuring to further the quality of education the students are receiving. I would like to see more parent involvement within the school. We can make big changes from home. Ultimately, it is our responsibility to raise our children, not the schools. Hamilton does a great job in helping us accomplish that goal. If your not satisfied with your school, get involved. It takes the whole community to make a better place not by negative comments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2013

This is a very good small - medium size school. It's a County school in a small community. My girls love going to school here just as I did. This is my Alma Mater. I'm proud of how far this school has come. Yes I would like to see more extra activities besides sports offered but Academically it is a great place to learn. The teachers and all staff are caring and enjoy what they do. As with all schools in America Some will think others are treated better. We are human and that's just how people are going to think whether true or not. Teach your child to be the best they can be and be that person and don't be influened by others. Parents are the reason for a lot of the "better than thou" attitude not the children. I like the open door policy of all staff. This school could have more if they were given the funds and the opportunity. Government keeps cutting out funding for our schools. Shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

I honestly do not believe that this school is all about sports! They just happen to have excellent teams that always go to the playoffs! And whether or not you have money is a matter of opinion. We don't have money and our son is doing EXCELLENT and does not participate in ANY sports. It does not depend on your net worth but your ability. Some children are just more inclined at sports than others and that's just the way it is. Some children are just more academically inclined and that's just the way that is. Stop blaming the school for doing something they haven't done in that aspect. As for the posts about some getting their way over others, that part is true. But, you also have to realize the size of this town...its tiny, so that is just going to be a natural fault on the towns behalf. Most teachers children go to the same school where their parents teach and that kind of thing is going to happen and some companies here donate lots of money for their kids school, so its going to happen there too. This happens everywhere. People just usually don't notice it as much because the schools are usually a lot larger.More parents need to get involved if they think there is a problem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

This school sucks! All they care about is sports & if you have $ or not. It is so bad that not only do the students make fun of ppl but the teachers join in with the students & the teachers are always trying to get in everyone's business instead of doing their job some even get mad when you need help with your work it is crazy!! I would deffinately not recommend this school!!


Posted March 7, 2010

I am sad to say that the post below from 2004 is still accurate today. There is still a black and white Homecoming queen. Those with money still rule the roost. Administration has not changed nor has the attitude that sports are more important then an education. But then only the ones with money are encouraged to participate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

My child has gone to this school for the last 5 years. I have not discovered one thing out of the ordinary. This school has nothing academic to challenge students unless it is sports. That's all that matters here. The students who's parents have money get preferential treatment. The same girl wins the beauty review every year. All the teachers are from here and mostly related. I will be taking my child out of this school this year, thank goodness!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

My two children have went to this school on and off for the past ten years.This school focuses on the families with money and sports,and not enough of the education.It is as if the principal and teachers are still in high school their self and only help the 'popular' students. This school needs to 'Buck Up' I have taken both of my children out of this school for 3 years and they have learned alot more then they would have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

The school is more focused on extra cirricular activites than their education. In those activites the coaches or teachers choose only the people that have money, popularity, or just the way they live. They need to focuse on their talents and not by their family background. The school needs more field trips, dances, parties, etc. The school doesn't have to be so boring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

I feel the school has great potential. But, there is fear of the band program being eliminated. There is not enough student/parent involvement. The school offers a lot more programs than when I went to this school. Monroe County has opened the Advanced Learning Center. Which I think is great. Most of the teachers are involved with the students. They seem concerned with the students success. But, there is a lot of 'Who's Who' at this school. If your family has 'money' you can get away with a lot. Some of the rules do not apply to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

I believe that the school as a whole is on the way to improving its vast administrative troubles that it has. The students are improving their statewide scores, however, I do have to agree that there is extreme partiality at this school and there is favoritism that goes on. The main problem at this school is the principal and his inability to resolve situations and treat people fairly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

The academics are great and statewide scores seem to be improving. However, not everyone is treated the same. It is sort of an enviroment of ' you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

The academic quality is good here, parental involvement is average, and there are several extracurricular activities to choose from although, art is not available. The problem here lies in the fact that almost everyone is related to everyone else, so if there is a disagreement it is very hard to get it resolved. Sports come first here, Education second.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

The school for the most part is allright. That is if you are in elementary. Hamilton does need to adhere to the 14th amendment when hiring school employees selecting cheerleaders and other extracurriclar activites. School should be an exciting place to be and not a social zone for those with a name and money. The school should do away with a black and white winner of everything. Hamilton needs to move to what America says it really is a place of freedom and justice for all. Perhaps then every child will children be given the same opportunity and for Hamilton no child will really not be left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

All three of my children goes to Hamilton School. Their grades are k,1,and 3 going on to 1, 2 and 4. Since my oldest has been attending school I found that this one has been the best. The teachers there are wonderful. They bring exciting new ways of learning. This school has an open door policy which allows parents to attend the class with the child to see how they are taught. The principal there is also involved in the classrooms. I am very impressed to see the one on one help that my children get not only from the teachers but the principal. I am very satified with this school so far.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
85%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 46%
Black 14% 50%
Hispanic 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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40201 Hamilton Rd
Hamilton, MS 39746
Phone: (662) 343-8307

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