Property value trend (in billions)
After many years of steady growth, property value in the school district has leveled off in the last two years. Source year 2012-13.
General fund expenditures are the major expenditures within a school district budget. They include: licensed instruction; operational, administrative and other expenses; support services and transportation. Other costs not reported here include special projects, debt service and food service. The district's food service program is self-supporting and does not rely on local property taxes.
General fund revenues are financial resources available from local, state and federal sources. More than half of the district budget was funded through local property taxes and just under two-fifths was from state revenue which includes categorical- or handicapped, transportation, library and drivers' education- aid.
Property tax rate trend
Tax rate is local property taxes paid per $1,000 of equalized property value for school purposes only. This graph shows the tax rate over the past 20 years. In this time, the tax rate has dropped more than $10.
Federal law requires that school districts share the qualifications of teachers.
All Hamilton School District teachers are licensed for their assignments.
Highly qualified means that the teacher:
The statutory definition includes additional elements that apply somewhat differently to new and current teachers, and to elementary, middle and secondary school teachers. The complete definition of "highly qualified teacher" is in Section 9101 (23) of the ESEA. To see state qualification for a teacher, contact the district's Educational Services-Human Resources Office at (262) 246-1973 or visit www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsis/tel/lisearch.html
Enrollment in the Hamilton School District has risen steadily for more than 16 years. Count represents number of students the district is responsible to educate as of the third Friday in September
This chart shows how we compare to other districts in various categories. (The column on state aid does not include categorical aid.) This 2011-12 data was gathered from the Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance documents.