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Alexander Hamilton Academy

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 10 students

 

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Posted May 17, 2012

This is my son 1st year there and he is in kinder he has done exremely excellent. he knows how to read can write in complete sentences know how to add and subtract.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

The best of the best! I have twin girls at the school. Their teacher is the best and really concerned not only about their learning but about them as children. She calls me at home and keeps me aware of what is going on in school. The gym teacher teaches swimming and my kids love her. The principal is the greatest. She is caring, involved and always ready to listen. She does lots of things for the kids like a reading nigt, spring fest, bingo nights, parent field trips at night and more. Every year the teaching staff gets cut though and this is hard on the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

Great school, my daughter is sudent of the year (2010) in kindergarten, and my son since I change him to this school he is doing much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

I could no longer afford Catholic school and had to send my 3 children to Alexander Hamilton. I was very nervous and scared, I heard only horror stories about Paterson schools. I cannot tell you how lucky I have been to get into Alexander Hamilton. This is our third year hear and it gets better every year. The principal is the best. She is always willing to talk to me and help me with the problems I may have with my kids. Ms. Rudd the library teacher is great too. The school is almost like a private school, the kids wear uniforms and there is rules. Some parents maynot like that their kids are required to follow the rules but that is what I was looking for. The principal is always around theschool and in the classrooms with the teachers. THe teachers do a good job. THey work hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

I have 2 children at Alexander Hamilton Academy and I am very pleased by what the school has to offer. There is no playground which can be hard with not outlet for he kids, and parking can be a problem, but school is about learning. The teachers are great and the principal Mrs. Galizia is fantastic. She is such a blessing to the school always willing to help parents and encouraging students to do their best. They really make the kids work hard but it all pays off in the end. Mrs. Galizia has made the school even better than it was by truly caring about our children. Parents need to work on teaching thier children what respect means though. It is a great place to be and I would not want to be anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

I really have to say that AHA is a really great school. I was a little nerous placing my daughter into a public school. AHA is very fouse in the class room education and making sure each child get's the best education possible. One thing that I do like is that every month I get a progress report which allows me to know how my child did in a particular quiz or test. I see that alot of parents wrote about the parking and gym. A parking space has nothing to do with a child's education, the school has a drop off zone and if the parents follows the school rules about not parking in that area there it would be a safe drop off zone. As far as the gym goes, the kids gets transported to the Boys & Girls club where they're able to take swimming lesson and more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2007

Children must work very hard. More hard than other schools. Teachers very nice. Principal nice lady. Best school in the city. No place for children to play though. Children a little fresh
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2006

Excellent school program, too bad the school does not have a more adequate gym or parking space. The school principal and teaching stuff is very well into the education of the students. I feel my kids are getting a better education there than when they were in other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

I recommend this school to any parent who desires a conducive environment for their children in a public school setting. My first child attended this school at the inception when the school was a charter and graduated this year. My other child will return for her fifth year and she is doing well. I truly believe the small class sizes (15-22 students/class)allows the children to excel to their maximum potential. Mr. Rixford (former principal) helped bring the resources our school needed after we transitioned under the district. I trust that our current principal Ms. Galazia will prove to be another gem as our former principal. Her first year as acting principal went great and I anticipate greater things to come as she starts 06-07 school year as our officially appointed principal. I am satisfied with the teachers experience and parents in school involvement. Stop by AHA (BH in 2/07)& see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

Alexander Hamilton Academy is truly a great school. It has raised me from a little girl to the young woman that I am today.I was a member of the second graduating class and that school has done a wonderful job on all of us. Just look at our test scores. I truly recommend this school to all parents out there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 21, 2005

I am a parent of two children at the A.H.A school and the school is great and my children do wonderful. The principle is one of a kind. Thanks Mr. Rixford
—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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students61%
Female65%
Male55%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education51%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female75%
Male88%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students51%
Female47%
Male56%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students79%
Female89%
Male70%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students71%
Female68%
Male73%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female58%
Male55%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students70%
Female68%
Male71%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 22%
Black 49% 16%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Virginia Galizia

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Paterson, NJ 07509
Phone: (973) 321-0320

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