Financial data

Test scores and student data in this annual report were compiled from several sources. Wisconsin school districts are required to provide an annual report that compares local district data to statewide averages. Certain charts with statewide comparisons use 2014-15 school year data — the most recent available from the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The DPI tabulates local information with data from other Wisconsin school districts to determine school, district and state averages. In some cases, DPI data for 2014-15 was not available and the most recent information from the state was used.

The Hamilton School District chose to provide additional information as well. In these cases, the most up-to-date information was used.

Municipal apportionment
of district levy
for 2015-16

Municipality % of levy
Sussex 38.19
Menomonee Falls 33.09
Lisbon 18.79
Butler 5.25
Lannon 3.62
Pewaukee 1.06
TOTAL 100%
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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.

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Staff-pupil ratios

Staff type District State
Licensed instruction 1:15 1:13
Administrative   1:316   1:241
Support staff 1:34 1:28
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Highly qualified teachers

A teacher is considered highly qualified to teach a core academic subject(s) when that teacher either:

  • holds the Initial Educator, Professional Educator or Master Educator license for that subject(s); OR
  • meets all three of the following criteria while holding an emergency license or permit in the subject(s):

1. holds a major or minor in the subject(s) he or she teaches or has passed the appropriate WI content knowledge exam for the required license:

2. is enrolled in an approved program leading to the required license that the educator can complete in no more than 3 school years; AND

3. is receiving high quality professional development and intense supervision and mentoring from the district while teaching.

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



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.

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