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Elmsford, NY
Students enrolled: 437

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98 South Goodwin Avenue
Elmsford, NY 10523

(914) 592-7311
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August 13, 2015
I'd like to reply to some of the comments left on this website particularly the most recent post is not accurate for two reasons: 1) having worked at AHHS for the last decade there was no male Spanish 2 teachers who's name began with a D. 2) when you complained to your guidance department I wouldn't expect HIM to do anything about it, being as both counselors are wonderful, intelligent and compassionate WOMEN. Lastly, I can't vouch for the past academic performance prior to having worked there but I can comment on the fact that the new HIGHLY QUALIFIED staff at AHHS are some of the most committed, caring, nurturing, selfless people I've ever been blessed enough to work with. These teachers go to no end to provide quality education for ALL students who are willing to apply themselves to the learning process. The school's culture has changed DRAMATICALLY since the day I first walked through the doors and I would consider AHHS a school of excellence which can be attributes in large part to a brilliant young administration and the its faculty who truly love and take pride in their professions. Hamilton's small classes sizes, cultural diversity and tradition truly make it a gem of a school that I would be proud to send my kids to. We continue to produce outstanding graduation rates in spite of limited resources in comparison to the privileged surrounding communities (Ardsley, Edgemont, Irvington, Pocantico Hills, Valhalla) Hamilton's sports programs have also taken a positive direction in recent years as they have repented section 1 on a number of occasions in regional and state tournaments / meets in cross county, soccer and basketball. Not to mention the boys basketball state championship in 2004. Track and Field has also crowned Westchester county champions, state champions and all Americans in the past 10 years. Anywhere from 12-15 AHHS alumni currently participate in NCAA athletics from D1-D3 and JUCO. I'm sorry your past experiences weren't as positive, but stop by and see what your alma mater has become. You'll be glad you did!

- submitted by a teacher
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
August 13, 2015
Look at the recent test scores and consider the amount of students who LEP's or on Reduced Lunch. Teachers perform miracles with many disadvantaged (particularly in comparison to wealthy neighboring school districts in the area--ardsley, edgemont, Irvington, pocantico hills, valhalla, etc.) children each year.

- submitted by a teacher

August 23, 2013
My school is the best! It the most amazing staff, people, and facilities even if they aren't as big as some other schools. No matter what anyone else says I love Alexander High School and everyone that is a part of it!!!

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2013
This school has made some significant changes over the last few years. It has become a school to be proud of. My honor student is taking some very challenging classes. All the teachers I have encountered seem to be enthusiastic about teaching and push the students. Hamilton is moving in the right direction. The principal can proudly take the credit for a job well done.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
More is being done now for the children and their future than at any time in the recent past!

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2013
The changes to AHHS over the past 4 years have been amazing. I have 2 children in the school and they are treated with care and compassion. The teachers are passionate and willing to go the extra mile. This is a huge change. The new principal is amazing and stands at the gate each morning greeting students and parents. The graduation rate has increased to 90%. I am so happy with the new direction the school has taken.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2012
This was a great school but changes made since my youngest has been attending it has killed a great program. The teachers complain that administrators are making it difficult to provide a quality education and they shouldn't be talking about the problems to the students. The big problem is that reports show that the district reportedly spends a lot more money per student than even Scarsdale, but Elmsford the high school's report card is shameful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 05, 2010
I think given the size of this school the academic performance should be much better. The teachers make the difference and from what my child has experienced the teachers are not challenging the students and preparing them adequately. It is unfortunate it appears if some of the teachers really do not care whether or not the students sink or swim. The current pricipal seems to be trying. An overhaul of the teachers would be a good place to begin to make a difference.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 01, 2010
I am currently attending AHHS and I've been in the school district since the kindergarten. AHHS doesn't compare to many other high schools. Many programs have been cut and academics are failing. Teachers seem very little to care about the students. shore we have a great ratio of students to teachers, but what does that doesn't matter if you don't have teachers who really care about the students. I've been told many times by teachers that they could care less about lesson and they are just there for a paycheck. no student wants to hear something like that coming from a teacher, at least I don't. AHHS needs more programs activities, sports, and classes for the students. we offer much less than other schools do causing many parents to pull their children out of the school by 8th grade. AHHS needs to make big changes because the school is going down

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 11, 2010
This school is horrible. I been here for 4 years, and there is no programs or extracurricular activites at this school. I do not recommand anyone to come to this school, because it is very disappointing.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2009
im starting 9th grade this year and the school is good but the students made you feel unsafe in the hallways and afterschool

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 12, 2009
Really bad school, Horrible administration, small, old, not enough classes, horrible school lunch, I couldn't take this school and had to take my child out of it

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2007
My daughter feels that there is not enough extracurriculum. I feel that trips are to expensive. In the White Plains district they alway raised money so we don't have to pay alot of money for trips. I think that there is not enough communication between the counselor with the parents. The current principle is very good. My child had a problem in the school and he handled it very well. He was able to help us. My daughter plays the violin but they don't have a violin teacher there, so she is missing on that. Also the food in the cafeteria is awful. They served french fries every day. Not too much healthy stuff in the cafeteria. I pray to God that everything goes well but it just that we feel that something is missing.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2007
I love Hamilton high school! I enjoy the school's friendly and warm atmosphere distributed by all of the school's faculty. Speaking of the faculty, I would like to stress the fact that our principal will be greatly missed! He has done a lot for Hamilton and always has the good for the school in his best interest. He is a fine disciplinarian and is respectful of all his faculty and students. One of his unique qualties is that he greets all his students by their first name everyday. It's hard to come by a principal now a days that knows every students name and is willing to say hello to them in passing.

- submitted by a student

May 18, 2007
First, Thank god we are getting a new principal for the high school! It is long over due. We need a neutral leader who's first priority is the kids and then his friendship with the staff. Now all we need is a new asst principal and we will be half way there.The communication with some teachers are poor and needs improvement. You have a handful of teachers who really go above and beyond but they are outweighed by the others and their poor leadership (principal & asst principal). We need a better variety of activities for our children also.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2007
I have two children in this school district, one in high school and one in elementary, and really love it. There are all kinds of afterschool activities and programs to get involved in. The high school has some nice advanced classes and teachers who really enjoy what they do. I love the fact that my children are exposed to all different cultures. The elementary principal is great. You can tell he loves kids, but can be strict when he needs to be.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2006
Hamilton is a wonderful school that celebrates each child's individual skills. The honors programs and small class sizes are a real plus. Quite a few new teachers who are energized and passionate about their subject matter. Excellent communication with parents.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2006
Hamilton HS is a good school that could be better. More AP classes are in order. The primary and elementry schools in Elmsford are excellent. When children reach HS they should be pushed and challenged. The teachers are generally very good, and the honors courses are great. The honors classes should be opened to more children.

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2005
This small school has a pretty good student to faculty ratio for a public school. Some of the older teachers (who were really amazing) have retired and the new crop are an energetic bunch.

- submitted by a student

May 02, 2005
this school is great. its a small school and you get to know everybody. kids have fun and thier are activities kidas can participate in. teachers get involved wit thier students and help them out with problems both from school and others.

- submitted by a student

December 17, 2004
Was a good school when I was there but no longer takes pride in its sports programs. Sports give students a sense of belonging and pride even if some do not get involved.

- submitted by a student

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Alexander Hamilton High School
98 South Goodwin Avenue, Elmsford, NY  10523
(914) 592-7311
Last modified Alexander Hamilton High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alexander Hamilton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top