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Hamilton North-Nottingham High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1324 students

 
 

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Posted September 13, 2013

Nottingham is the best kept secret in Hamilton. The teachers and administrators care about their students. My two children currently go there and any help they need the staff is always willing to help. Very parent-friendly!! So glad that my children go to this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2012

In 2010-2011, why did 36.5% of students not meet the math requirements for high school graduation? (NJ HSPA - proficiency test for graduation)? Why did only 60% take the SAT? And why did they score an average of 1418 when the state average is 1552?


Posted October 23, 2012

We decided to move to Nottingham where it seems that all the kids and parents love the school. Oldest have graduated; one graduated from NYU and the other has one more year of college left. Youngest Child goes there now and we may be moving but she is insisiting that she wants to stay the remainder of her years. A tough challenge for us since we need to move to another state but we think that we can manage with her having only a year left. Nothing less than being the best ALL-AROUND school in the district. We have friends from the other schools and keep saying that they should have made a better decision instead of listening to neighbors and realtors on the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

As an alumni and current parent of a student attending NHS, NHS is by far the best of the three hamilton public high schools. They teaching staff is wonderful and the students excel in academics and sports. They do tend to get a bad reputation from the other high schools, but they are the best of the best. I am proud to have attended and pround that my child attends and has excelled. That is a tribute to the staff, many of which have been there since I attended! Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

I'm currently attending NHS and I think that this school is a really good school. Our budget may be low, but it's not our fault-it's the township. Our athletics are amazing and our academics are understated. Unless you attend NHS as a student, you will never know just how great this school is. It has major potential, and we try very hard. I would rather attend NHS than Steinert or West.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

I love it at Nottingham. It's friendly, upbeat and a great environment to learn in. With all the class options, you really can't go wrong.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2007

Has to be the best education by far in this township. The teachers are great and the potential for growth and opportunities that follow were wonderful. My kids(2) really excelled in academic, sports and other extracuricular activities at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

Best school in the Township! Great Teachers, great Over All Staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

My children both attend Nottingham. They are very involved. The teachers have taken a genuine interest in them. Their encouragement and the opportunities they provided for my children have allowed them to thrive. Both kids love Nottingham and would not even consider going anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

I go to this school and I love its curriculums. It's great that they have language classes and Advanced Placement Courses that may count towards college credit. There are tons of extracurricular activities including(but not limited to): swim team, robotics team, ice hockey, basketball, math club, science club, french club, italian club, spanish club, key club, Caelestis (literature magazine), softball, soccer, and tennis. I absolutely love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2007

At Nottingham, I learned as much during the four minutes in the hallway between periods than in the classroom. Since going to college, I've realized that Nottingham gave me an education in life, especially socio-economic diversity. I appriciate all of my time at Nottingham.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 6, 2006

Wonderful School, Best in NJ!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

I went to this high school myself. I recommend the school for its curriculum.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2004

Fantastic. A truly wonderful experience for my child. Other schools in the area claim to be the best and have a tendency to dump on Nottingham, but it's just not true. If a child does something wrong, the principal will correct it, not cover it up like a Steinert (which has a large underground drug trade).
—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 92% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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90%

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89%

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85%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
70%

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63%

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65%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA 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. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education79%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female59%
Male68%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
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 High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA 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. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. 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.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

2012

 
 
37%
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 Students38%
Female34%
Male41%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Other ethnicity62%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

60%

SAT college ready

29%

Graduation rate

85%


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 composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 38% 51%
Black 34% 16%
Hispanic 23% 22%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1055 Klockner Road
Trenton, NJ 08619
Phone: (609) 631-4161

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