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Posted October 13, 2012

I attended Andrew Hamilton for four years. I enjoyed myself and am grateful for the oppurtunties offered to me by this school. Anyone who has had a bad encounter at Hamilton, I do apologize personally as a student. The teachers are great and they DO push students and DO offer help, it is just a matter of taking advantage of that oppurtunity. Andrew Hamil is a GREAT school.


Posted September 5, 2012

I went to this school for three years and did not enjoy it. The school motto is one school one goal but the school has two side academic and aims the academic side have nice class rooms , laptops, clubs,and get trips. But when it comes to the aims side they have messy side no laptop to do work on smartboards who sound don't work and no club and trips the teachers always get disrespected and the aims side by the academic. And the academic run the halls all day and then the teacher and our side .


Posted September 13, 2009

my child has gone there and she is doing better in school her grade was a c to a b
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

The teachers are not pushing the students hard enough to be all that they can be. Majority of the students are very intelligent, but are also very immature and spoiled. Children who are bullied at this school never get there justice, some children even bully teachers. How can you call this a school??????????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I only have first hand knowledge about Hamilton's Academic achievement program 6 thru 8th grade. It's an excellent program. If you have an exceptional child and are looking for a public school to keep their mind working. This is definitely the program for you know matter how far you have to travel. But, be prepared to spend a lot of late nights doing homework and projects .
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 80% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
69%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
47%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
14%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
49%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
45%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female68%
Male50%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female46%
Male25%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female44%
Male52%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students33%
Female43%
Male22%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female27%
Male13%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students9%
Female13%
Male5%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male54%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male49%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female65%
Male54%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female27%
Male32%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female61%
Male24%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: (215) 471-2911

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