Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, IN - Niche

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Hamilton Southeastern High School is a public school in Fishers, Indiana. It has 3,006 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 93% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 407 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

13910 E 126th St
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 594-4190

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3.9 from 407 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It's a great school in terms of education and a good majority of the teachers are great, but because of the size of the school, it's not personal. Sports are too important and the kids that have a lot of money are very rude.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I loved going to high school at HSE. I had nothing but great experiences. I feel that I was more than prepared for several of my first college courses and I did notice that I was more advanced than some of my college peers.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I loved high school, but there was a lot of drama that I didn't care to deal with.
    • High School Senior
    • 1
    Overall Experience: I absolutely hate Hamilton Southeastern High School ; the sports, the students, the teachers, the administration. The only thing I can thank HSE for is a good education. If you chose to attend/send your child to this school they will receive a great education, but will go through hell to get it. A majority of the students come from wealthy homes and bring an heir of entitlement to the school. Many of the students do not challenge themselves and care about their academics. Very few reach to attend a prestigious college, most just settle for IU. The teachers are rude and short with the students, for the most part. They all believe they are selfless, gracious, and understanding, but with one mistake, you are on their bad side and can expect to get rude comments thrown at you regularly. I firmly believe the teachers gossip as much as the students which adds to a sense of unwelcomeness at the school. Furthermore, the school has no emphasis on the arts or academic teams as all focus is diverted to sports. The school has 3500 kids, yet the speech and debate team is composed of 7 students, arts are looked down upon as a road to unemployment, and anything that is different (not football, soccer, baseball) is guaranteed no support or recognition. I am sorry if you are stuck going to this ultra conservative school. Try to be yourself, it is only 4 years. Do not let them squash your sense of self and creativity.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: We really do not have any problems besides drugs and flbouyant social heirarchy.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Fall Creek Elementary School Public
4.00 Fall Creek Intermediate School Public
4.00 Thorpe Creek Elementary School Public
4.00 Brooks School Elementary School Public
4.00 Geist Elementary School Public
4.00 Hamilton Southeastern Junior High School Public
3.00 Geist Montessori Academy Public, Charter
4.00 Sand Creek Intermediate School Public
4.00 Sand Creek Elementary School Public
4.00 Fishers High School Public
4.00 Hoosier Road Elementary School Public
Promise Road Elementary School Public
St. Simon the Apostle School Private, Religious
Holy Cross Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.00 Amy Beverland Elementary School Public
4.00 Cumberland Road Elementary School Public
4.00 Fishers Junior High School Public
4.00 Durbin Elementary School Public
3.33 McCordsVille Elementary School Public
Options Charter School - Noblesville Public, Charter
Community Montessori School Private, Montessori
4.00 Harrison Parkway Elementary School Public
4.00 Fishers Elementary School Public
2.66 Fortville Elementary School Public
4.00 New Britton Elementary School Public
3.33 Mt. Vernon High School Public
4.00 Lantern Road Elementary School Public
2.00 Oaklandon Elementary School Public
2.66 Horizon Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Mt. Vernon Middle School Public
Early Learning Center Public
3.33 Stony Creek Elementary School Public
2.33 Sunnyside Elementary School Public
Cornerstone Christian Academy Private, Religious
4.00 Noblesville East Middle School Public
3.33 Lapel Middle School Public
3.33 Lapel Elementary School Public
St. Louis de Montfort School Private, Religious
3.33 Noblesville High School Public
3.00 Maple Ridge Elementary School Public
2.00 Mary Evelyn Castle Elementary School Public
3.66 White River Elementary School Public
Our Lady of Grace School Private, Religious
Mosaics School Public
Eman Schools Private, Religious
3.66 North Elementary School Public
2.33 Fall Creek Valley Middle School Public
3.33 Lapel Senior High School Public
2.33 Forest Glen Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.00 Indian Creek Elementary School Public, Magnet
4.33 Prairie Trace Elementary School Public
Legacy Christian School Private, Religious
1.66 Winding Ridge Elementary School Public
2.66 Lawrence North High School Public
Hope Academy Public, Charter
3.00 Mt. Comfort Elementary School Public
4.00 Riverside Intermediate School Public
2.00 Crestview Elementary School Public
4.00 Riverside Junior High School Public
The Hutson School Private, Special Education
Algebraic Institute for Human Excellence Private, Religious
4.00 Noblesville West Middle School Public
4.33 Cherry Tree Elementary School Public
2.00 Skiles Test Elementary School Public
3.66 Noble Crossing Elementary School Public
2.66 Eden Elementary School Public
2.66 Heritage Christian School Private, Religious
3.66 Hinkle Creek Elementary School Public
4.33 Clay Middle School Public
3.66 Hazel Dell Elementary School Public
3.00 St. Theodore Guerin High School Private, Religious
3.33 Pendleton Elementary School Public
4.33 Woodbrook Elementary School Public
3.00 Pendleton Heights High School Public
4.33 Mohawk Trails Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Fishers High School 3 mi. 2,582
3.33 Noblesville High School 7 mi. 2,637
2.66 Lawrence North High School 8 mi. 2,311
2.66 Lawrence Central High School 10 mi. 2,495
0.66 Hoosier Academies Virtual School 13 mi. 3,832

Around Hamilton Southeastern High School

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


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Hamilton Southeastern High School United States Fishers High School Hoosier Academies Virtual School Lawrence Central High School Lawrence North High School Noblesville High School
White 78.0% 51.0% 77.0% 81.0% 34.0% 41.0% 89.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 7.0% 8.0% 45.0% 37.0% 3.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 4.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 5.0% 4.0% 10.0% 12.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 4.0% 4.0% 7.0% 5.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.8%
Grade 10 25.8%
Grade 11 24.9%
Grade 12 22.5%

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 44 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 31% Variety of classes
  • 23% Extracurriculars
  • 20% Sports
  • 9% Teachers
  • 9% Opportunies to find yourself and to try new things
  • 6% Help from teachers
  • 1% Parents

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 29% The mean people
  • 24% Number of people who do drugs and drink
  • 24% Hard to stick out since there are so many students
  • 15% Importance of sports
  • 5% Overprivileged students
  • 2% No emphasis on the arts or academic teams
  • 2% Rude teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 37 responses

  • 32% Strong academic curriculum and extracurricular ops
  • 27% Alot of AP classes
  • 19% Athletics and Academics
  • 14% It athletics
  • 8% The diverse extracurricular opportunities.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 53% Suburban
  • 16% Academic
  • 13% Diverse
  • 11% A mix of diverse and suburban
  • 5% Clicks
  • 3% Big!

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 37% Get involved as quickly as you can to find friends
  • 37% Get involved and don't procrastinate
  • 16% Lack of determination will not get you far
  • 5% Be different than everyone else
  • 5% Get to know upper classman and try new activities

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 16% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.