Hamilton High School in Chandler, AZ - Niche

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Hamilton High School is a public school in Chandler, Arizona. It has 3,655 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 92% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 832 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

3700 S Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 812-7000

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3.9 from 832 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I had a great time at Hamilton and would reccomend anyone to go there education program is solid
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Hamilton High School is an incredibly amazing educational institution that allows its students to thrive and exceed their full potential. The teachers and staff provide unlimited opportunities for all of their students to succeed. I have attended Hamilton all four years of high school and I would not trade my past experiences there for the world. Having enrolled in eight AP classes during my time here, I have found Hamilton to be an excelling school in academics; the teachers truly care about informing and preparing us, as students, for classes at the college level. Although this school does have outstanding academics, my favorite experiences here have involved athletics. For fours years I have been on the varsity cross country team and have loved every second of it. I had the opportunity to run with some of the most incredible teammates and have been lead by the best coaches I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. These people have pushed me to my limits and have kept high expectations for me throughout the last four years. I am grateful for this team, because it taught me persistence and dedication, which are great traits to gain in high school. Training and competing with these people in such an amazing sport has made my time at Hamilton all the better. I love this school and I would not trade it for the world.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It could have prepared me for college better, I feel like I could have learned more there.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: With close to 4000 students, how does one make friends and fit in? At Hamilton it's easy. You just get involved. There are so many things to be apart of from our outstanding sports programs and our quarterly theater productions, to volunteer clubs and even a Harry Potter Club. The only downfall to Hamilton is the teachers. They don't all teach the same. Which sounds great because they should all have a unique teaching style, right? However, it isn't great. If you get stuck with a teacher that doesn't really teach or a teacher that is ten times harder than the others, you will end up with a lower grade than say a student that got a teacher that spends the full hour teaching or a teacher that simply gives completion grades.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Needs less focus on football and more focus on other electives that desperately need the attention

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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4.00 Chandler High School 4 mi. 3,123
3.66 Campo Verde High School 5 mi. 2,106
3.33 Mesquite High School 6 mi. 2,016
3.66 Basha High School 5 mi. 2,562
4.00 Perry High School 5 mi. 2,808

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Hamilton High School United States Basha High School Campo Verde High School Chandler High School Mesquite High School Perry High School
White 53.0% 51.0% 69.0% 75.0% 38.0% 61.0% 73.0%
Hispanic 20.0% 25.0% 15.0% 13.0% 41.0% 22.0% 14.0%
Asian 13.0% 4.8% 5.0% 4.0% 6.0% 6.0% 5.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 6.0% 4.0% 9.0% 6.0% 4.0%
Native American 2.0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 2.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.9%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 23.4%
Grade 12 23.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 120 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 97 responses

  • 15% Diversity of students
  • 15% Sports
  • 13% The Kimberly Story
  • 11% School Activities
  • 9% Football Games
  • 7% Academic Prestige
  • 7% The people
  • 4% Ap english 11 teacher
  • 4% Honors English 10 Teacher, Mrs. Carr
  • 3% The equipment in the classes
  • 3% AP Biology- Ms. Hatch
  • 2% Teachers
  • 2% Academics
  • 1% Dance
  • 1% Math 2-3, Mrs. Sutaria
  • 1% Mr. Marshall Naruto cosplay
  • 0% Watching the We the People Team lose state
  • 0% Theatre

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 93 responses

  • 20% Dress code
  • 13% Parking lot, traffic into school makes late for cl
  • 11% The allocation of funds
  • 10% Some of the kids are very selfish and mean.
  • 8% Student to teacher ratio is terrible
  • 8% Not the best teachers
  • 6% On level classes wont prepare students for college
  • 4% Students
  • 4% Some classes are too easy
  • 3% Class equipment
  • 2% Too many students at the school
  • 2% Blatant Favoritism for STEM classes
  • 2% Mr. Daniels' jokes
  • 2% The overwhelming attention to athletics
  • 2% Blatant favoritism for football players
  • 1% Security guards too serious
  • 1% Sometimes you just end up with a bad teacher
  • 1% Some teachers get mad when you ask questions
  • 1% Neglected and lacking fine arts program
  • 0% Not always working in students' best interest

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 97 responses

  • 29% Athletics and Educational Opportunities
  • 18% Athletics
  • 16% Football team
  • 7% Our school is newer and is very athletic
  • 7% Football
  • 7% We put all your tax dollars into football.
  • 2% Academics
  • 1% Our school is newer.
  • 1% Support and guidance
  • 1% Many diverse opportunities for all students
  • 1% The various amounts of mean cliques

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 98 responses

  • 33% Diverse
  • 29% Crowded and diverse
  • 15% Crowded
  • 11% Amazing
  • 5% Challenging
  • 2% Overpopulated
  • 1% Crowded
  • 1% Organized
  • 1% Lassitution
  • 1% Ennui
  • 1% Amazing school with a diverse student population

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 97 responses

  • 29% Work hard and find a good group of friends
  • 26% Don't be shy, it's huge, & don't stop in halllway
  • 12% Teachers are always there to help
  • 7% There are way too many people in the hallways
  • 6% Ask others who has already attend in this school
  • 5% Don't try to fit in with the wrong people.
  • 4% It is huge!
  • 3% Don't stop in middle of hallway
  • 2% Forget about dreams; it's all about rank.
  • 1% Just breath its overwhelming but you can do it!
  • 1% Get involved! I promise there is something for you
  • 1% Be sure to be ambitious and ready to learn!
  • 1% School is what you make of it not other people
  • 1% You're on your own

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 83 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 1% I hate everything about this school.