Some teachers at this school have no clue what their doing for example the Spanish 2 teachers 2014 they succckkk. One of the Spanish 2 teacher completely ruined Spanish for me,i wasn't alone it was the entire class......when we told him about his teaching methods he said that it wasn't the first time he had students complain about his teaching. His name begins with a D. The messed up part about all of this is going and complaining to your counselor, constantly telling him that the teacher is bad and him not being able to do anything..
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!!!
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.
More is being done now for the children and their future than at any time in the recent past!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
im starting 9th grade this year and the school is good but the students made you feel unsafe in the hallways and afterschool
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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