Hamilton School District has a strong reputation as a student-centered organization that delivers an excellent, well-rounded education. Wise fiscal decisions have led to a high return on taxpayer investment. Consider:
- Among Wisconsin’s 467 K-12 school districts, Hamilton had the sixth highest rating on the State Report Card.
- Hamilton’s Aa1 bond rating by Moody’s Investor Services places it in the top five percent of Wisconsin school districts in terms of financial health.
- Since the Seniors & Students Program began, senior citizen volunteers have contributed more than 113,000 hours at a monetary value of more than $2.3 million.
- The Hamilton Education Foundation has issued more than $1.4 million in grants since it was established in 1991.
- The district mil rate is less than half of what it was in 1992.
- In the last five years alone, the district mil rate has dropped $1.85 or $185 per $100,000 of property.
- If the referendum questions are approved, the new tax rate would be 48 cents lower than it was in 2012
Comparisons to area districts:
Hamilton’s achievement high, spending low
|State school report card||Tax rate||Per pupil spending|
|School district||State score||School district||Mil rate||School district||$ per pupil|
|Hamilton||88.1||Menomonee Falls||11.25||New Berlin||14,337|
|New Berlin||84.7||Kettle Moraine||10.08||Kettle Moraine||13,272|
Based on latest available information. *Arrowhead is a grades 9-12 high school, not a K-12 district. State score – Arrowhead High School only, all others are K-12 district scores. Mil rate and per pupil spending – Arrowhead plus average mil rate of seven K-8 feeder schools.