Community & district profile

The Hamilton School District is one of the highest-achieving, low-spending school districts in Wisconsin. It has a strong reputation as a student centered organization that delivers an excellent well-rounded education. The curriculum is comprehensive preparing students for whatever path they choose following graduation.

Standardized test scores are consistently above national and state averages and competitive with the highest achieving districts in the state. Recent national and state awards include:

  • Top rating on the state School Report Card — one of only six K-12 school districts in Wisconsin achieving at the highest level
  • Newsweek Magazine “America’s Best High Schools” 
  • Washington Post “America’s Most Challenging High Schools”
  • Advanced Placement’s “AP Honor Roll” nine consecutive years

District enrollments

Speech/language early services 21
Early childhood 0
4-year-old kindergarten 245
5-year-old kindergarten 321
Grade 1 316
Grade 2 369
Grade 3 338
Grade 4 365
Grade 5 363
Grade 6 362
Grade 7 405
Grade 8 352
Grade 9 379
Grade 10 368
Grade 11 350
Grade 12 332
Total enrollment: 4,886

Community information

Located west of Milwaukee in northern Waukesha County, the Hamilton School District covers about 35 square miles, has about 25,000 residents and serves 4,886 students.

The district serves six municipalities – the villages of Sussex, Menomonee Falls, Lannon and Butler, the town of Lisbon and the city of Pewaukee. Located throughout the district are three municipal public libraries, three golf courses, municipal parks, bike and snowmobile trails and a county park with swimming, camping and ski trails.

Carroll University, UW-Waukesha Center and Waukesha County Technical College are within 10 miles of the district. The proximity to Milwaukee offers residents cultural and sporting activities including professional theater, ballet, symphony, baseball, basketball and football.

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