As a graduate in 1983 HHS provided me the educational springboard to thrive and be successful in corporate America. HHS also equipped me to start a second career in my 40's in education. Based on what I have tracked about HHS over the years, it seems we need to go back to the days of Harry Cash, Oliver Johnson, and Bethel Hunt..........LOVE HAMILTON ALWAYS Class of 83 SDC
Hamilton gave me all I needed to become an entrepreneur, business owner and a corporate force within my career! Go Wildcats!!!
I attended this school and graduated in 2006. I loved my school but quite frankly, its not the best of schools to prepare one for college. It's gets worse and worse every year and the amount of effort required to transition form it to the college atmosphere is enormous. I come back and visit every year and talk to the FEW teachers that made the difference who are still there, but overall, the school has dropped significantly from its once high status among Urban high schools.
My name is Courtney and I am a rising senior at Hamilton High School. I am now a student enrolled at Hamilton. I believe Hamilton is is a very good school. People often misjudge us because of the bad publicity we receive for the media, but there is much more to this magnificent school the just the bad things. We have great teachers who really care about the students and many after school activities that students could get into.
I graduated from Hamilton back in the 80's, during an era when Hamilton was a wonderful school. However, I decided I would send my son to Hamilton last year 2006. This was one of the biggest mistakes that I could have ever made. I visited to school to bring my son something the student were cursing with no respect for elder. Just totally out of control.It seem as if the only thing that they cared about was the basketball team.Need less to say I did not enroll my son in Hamilton for the 2007 school year. He is now attending a county school and doing better.
I am proud to say that I graduated from Hamilton High School in 2002. Hamilton High School offers highly certified teachers, advanced placement courses, and a legacy of greatness. Hamilton gave me a sense of pride for my community and prepared me for the real world. I graduated at the top of my high school class and was offered scholarships from many different universities. Once I entered college, I had the ability to compete with other students who ranked at the top of their graduating class. Hamilton High School offers different programs such as Business Professional of America, Health Occupation Students of America, ROTC, Marching Band, Cosmetology, Foreign Language, & the main academic courses such as Reading, Math, & History. Parents are very involved and support their students academicly, as well as, attend sporting events. Despite negative media attention, Hamilton is a great school and the pride of South Memphis.
As a former student of Hamilton High School, I would highly recommend this school. At Hamilton, the students and teachers have a since of pride for the school. Students, teachers, and administrators work hard together to make it a better place. Of course the school has some bad students and some teachers that refuse to do their jobs properly, but no school is perfect. It is easy to criticize something if you are on the outside looking into the situation. For everyone that has a negative comment about this institute of higher learning, I challenge you to step up and help fix the problems that you have with Hamilton High School.
My experiences at Hamilton (2003-2005) better equipped me from those of which I would have gained from the small town high school I'd previously attended for life in the college world. Though you never know what the next day may bring, their are students, teachers, and other administrators that make your learning experience one that can not be replaced. Those students that don't seem to have the same personal or educational goals in life as those that excel in academics an other outlets only add to the life of the Wildcat atmosphere. Those who endure the many obstacles and come out on top make a name for the school that truly shows that Wildcat Pride. May the teachers keep their heads up and their eyes on the future (their students). And, may the students forever show through their continuous achivements that Hamilton High is truly a place to love, Abosolutly.
I attended Hamilton Jr.and High School. I have a lot of Wildcat Pride. I feel the school is headed in the right direction. i would like to say to the principal keep your head up and never forget that in order for Hamilton to continue to try and get back to the way it was it is going to take an effort by all stakeholders. To the teachers remember if you want respect you must give it, but you must first respect yourself first then and only then will you become effective educators. Do not throw your hands up in dismay try to br more innovated in your methods.
This school's teachers really don't care once you become a junior or senior. The school is not what it was ten or twenty years ago. fights everyday during lunch and in the hallways, and the test scores are horrible. I am glad that I got the oppurnity to transfer to a greater school. I would not recommend this school unless a child didn't have any other choice or you don't want your child to excel.
With my attending this school, I feel that the teachers are concerned about my child. I can tell a difference in her compared to when she attended another high school.
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