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Hamilton International Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 348 students

 

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2011:
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Posted May 16, 2007

Computers are not integrated into the classrooms. Japanese and Spanish are offerred but they have no text books for students. It is difficult to be involved with your child's education and impossible to get progress feedback from some of the teachers. They also do not incorporate basic skills such as organization, keyboarding, computer literacy, and the science curriculum is very lacking. The school is delapidated and it's social environment chaotic. I would not recommmend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2006

Best school ever. I made up my email, just so that I could rite this letter. I am a 13 year old kid that goes to this school, and it rocks you soxs off. It has dances once a month and the food is really good. I love this school!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2006

I am skeptical about this school and feel it is not a safe, positive learning environment for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

LOVE Mr Acena! Hes wonderful with Students. Miss V is awesome too, Ms Gerlitz is a Great Coach as well as Teacher. They have a good thing there at this school can;t say enough good things!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

Hamilton Overall is a good school. When an issue surfaces it is treated quickly and calmly. Hamilton is an international school, so alot of the curriculum is made so it can incorpurate international views and cultural information.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 3, 2004

We found the principal to be severely lacking in good judgment with regard to middle-schoolers budding self-awareness. The school also teaches to the lowest common denominator, and parents have to ask continually about the progress of their child if they are concerned that the child may not be doing as well as could be expected. We are fortunate that we experienced this school for only one year. We would never enroll another child here. The testing scores are very low. Many children are bussed in that have no interest in doing well. We cannot recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2004

If you are looking for a school for your student, Hamilton is not a good choice. The building leadership is lacking, the music program is being phased out to make room for Japanese language and Spanish, and technology is not integrated in the classroom. Students mainly use the computers to play games, surf the internet or chat in icon-based chatrooms.
—Submitted by a staff


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 59% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income41%
Not low income91%
Special education48%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income69%
Not low income97%
Special education74%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income72%
Not low income97%
Special education73%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Low income78%
Not low income98%
Special education77%
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income79%
Not low income96%
Special education74%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black50%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income53%
Not low income88%
Special education43%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black80%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic84%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income71%
Not low income92%
Special education38%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female87%
Male92%
Black60%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income67%
Not low income95%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
91%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Not low income99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Low incomen/a
Not low income98%
Not special education98%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 7%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 16%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Christopher Carter

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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4400 Interlake Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103
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