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Hamilton High School

Public | 10-12 | 1859 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 2, 2014

This is the most amazing school. I love it because of what it offer the students. Their music program is amazing. Not everyone can excel in sports so this gives other students something to excel in. The live wire is amazing. It being in a poor area I love the fact that it also offers free lunches and breakfasts to all. My grandchildren have excelled and flourished in this school. This school deserves to win.


Posted September 20, 2013

Hamilton's Fine Art's Department Rules. Hit and Miss Teachers and some students definitely need to be disciplined though. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

Hamilton High has it's pro's and cons. Most of it's teachers are effective and go the extra mile to help the students. They Principal is great and is the prime example of a great leader. The paraprofessionals however are completely inappropriate and vulgar toward students. They frequently pick favorites and bully students. The school offers a great selection of extra curricular activities where there is a place for all students. However sports seems to be placed over sports. School security is great, and conflics are expected in such a diverse enviornment. The school lacks serious disipline and professionalism with the exception of it's NJROTC program. There is an above average number of students and staff who need to be ousted, but the school continues to meet the prerequisets of an effective school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2006

As an Alumnist of the class of 2004 I would have to say that the school was very well rounded and accepting to people of different backgrounds. The classes were challenging and the teachers were always willing to help their students. I was not one of those kids that was in the 'in crowd' as one review said but my parents were involved much in my education and were always welcomed by other parents and even made wuite a few friends while I went there. All extracurriculars were always highly viewed and participated in. All in all this school was great I definitely reccomend it to parents and thats where I'll be sending my children.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 27, 2005

I am over all disappointed in this school. Academics seem to take backseat to clics and status groups. All though they do offer a lot of extra curricular activities that students would love to be a part of they cannot participate unless they are a part of 'Hamiltons Elite Society'. It is all about politics. Because of this there is little parent participation from the 'non clic' people out of total frustration. If you are not in the clic and try to volunteer you are never made welcome. The school claims to have a modest dress code that does not tolerate short skirts or torn jeans but allows 'freak and goth' dress w/dark hair and makeup.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

The school is out of control. Teachers are not respected by students or parents alike. The principal has no backbone and is afraid of the students. This school lacks discipline in teachers administrators, and students alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

The teachers are great. The counselors are mediocre. They will not encourage with enough gusty the way our counselors did back when Taft existed. The secretaries in the attendence office are very rude,and not courteous. no one wants to help anyone as I have had to wait 10 minutes for assistence while they gabbed with each other. The sports and Boosters are the best around. Nothing compares to the spirit of the community involvement. The Chorale and Step Programs make everyone seem important, This has been a great experience for my 4 children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

I am very disapointed in Hamilton High. I constantly fear for my childs safety, there is total disregard to parental concerns, the board of education is rude and nasty toward you, and there are staff members that have no business near children that continue to be employed there and their behavor is brushed off by their superiors. I am working on getting my child OUT of that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Hamilton High has consistently increased their school values & leadership. They offer many programs for learning. They offer an excellent NJROTC Program. The parents and children that participate & volunteer benefit the most - because they learn their value & what they can do to assist. They have great sports programs too. Most teachers are more than willing to go the extra mile - if you just communicate. The best thing that ever happened to our child was to attend Hamilton High & get involved.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

540 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

539 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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2010

 
 
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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

540 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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77%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial92%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled43%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)79%

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic73%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial>=95%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled54%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)84%

Science

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanic53%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial85%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabled30%
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)63%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic66%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial92%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled51%
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)84%

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic74%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial>=95%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled48%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
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94 (2010)
 
97 (2009)
 
97 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

60%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

83%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 74%
Black 11% 16%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 18%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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1165 Eaton Ave
Hamilton, OH 45013
Phone: (513) 868-7700

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