Hamilton High School

950 reviews
  1. Chandler Unified District #80
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
3700 South Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85248
Telephone
(480) 812-7000
Website

Hamilton High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1240
258 responses
Average ACT
26
298 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
AP Enrollment
34%
AP Exam Pass Rate
76%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    60%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    30%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    10%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.99 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.99 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 239 responses
  • Football games
    20%
  • Assemblys
    12%
  • Sports games
    11%
  • Dances
    10%
  • The Kimberly Story
    10%
  • Pep assemblies
    10%
  • The plays and musicals
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,655
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.94 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.93 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.94 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,136
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.145 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.145 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.145 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$7,048/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.153 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.153 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.153 responses

Reviews

950 reviews
  • Excellent
    257
  • Very Good
    396
  • Average
    261
  • Poor
    34
  • Terrible
    2
Hamilton is a really great school! There are so many different clubs and opportunities for all kinds of people. We have award winning arts, theatre, science, math and sports programs. We're the #1 comprehensive high school in Arizona. I wouldn't want to go to any other school in Arizona. However, it is very sports-focused, especially during football season. Many of the football players are not very nice and even if they literally never play, they still treat other students like dirt for now being on the team. That being said, there are opportunities for everyone, so you just have to avoid the jerks. Additionally, the school security don't pay enough attention to blatantly obvious drug deals and super drunk kids at school and spend most of their time yelling at girls for exposing a quarter inch of their shoulders -- the horror! But overall I like Hamilton and could not imagine graduating from any other high school.
  • High School Senior
  • Aug 30 2015
If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely choose Hamilton. My school provides a very academically rigorous yet welcoming environment to all of the student body. There are tons of way to make ones high school career worthwhile such as our well known varsity sports teams, clubs, or even the reputable fine arts department. Hamilton also offers a very diverse population and it is possible to associate with people from all sorts of backgrounds and cultures. However, without a doubt, the best thing about Hamilton would have to be the faculty. The teachers, coaches, and directors are all united under the common goal of guiding students to perform the best they can whether that be in the classroom, sports field, or auditorium. The majority of them aim to challenge students, but at the same time are always there to lend a helping hand. There is a reason our school is nationally ranked among the best high schools in the US. Go Huskies!
  • High School Senior
  • Aug 11 2015
The teachers are great and are there to help you succeed. However, the environment in on level classes is terrible. The people coming out of those classes will not be ready for the real world at all. The top students at out school are also involved in this rank game, and they do not realize that there is a balance between having a high rank and also doing things outside of school. That being said, our school has an amazing selection of extracurricular activities for every kind of student. Overall, I love my school due to its large population, large diversity, and the large number of choices we have. If I could go back and choose this school again, I definitely would!
  • High School Junior
  • Sep 27 2015