High Expectations for Behavior

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 2012-13 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 the 2013-14 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.


Dropout rate

Dropouts are students who stop attending class, have not graduated or don’t meet a set of prescribed exclusions. They do not include students who transferred, have excused absences, died, are imprisoned or hospitalized.

# of Dropouts Dropout Rate
Hamilton 2 0.10
State 5,277 1.35
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Post-Graduation Plans

Graduates indicated what their intentions were after high school. The “other” category includes students who selected undecided or did not return a survey. The Hamilton data is for 2013 graduates.

Hamilton State
Job training program 0.8 % 1.3 %
Vocational/technical college 10.9% 20.4 %
4-year college or university 75.9% 51.1 %
Employment 1.7 % 5.8 %
Military 2.8 % 3.5 %
Other 7.8 % 17.9 %
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Expulsions/Truancies/Suspensions

An expulsion is formal action taken by the School Board to address a discipline problem. The expulsion rate is the number of days students are expelled divided by the possible days of attendance.

Habitual truancy is an absence without an acceptable excuse for all or part of five or more days in which school is held during a semester.

The number of days suspended is the total days students are suspended during a school year. The suspension rate is the number of days suspended divided by possible days of attendance. The percent of pupils is figured by dividing the number of pupils suspended (counted only once in a school year) by the enrollment.

Hamilton Templeton Lannon Maple Marcy Woodside District State
Number expelled 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 881
Expulsion Rate 0.02 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.11
Days Expelled 19 0 0 0 0 0 19 56,140
Truants 137 13 0 1 2 0 153 73,734
Truancy Rate 9.8 1.2 0 0.2 0.4 0 3.5 9.0
Number suspended 43 12 2 0 4 0 61 39,037
Days suspended 147.5 30 4 0 15 0 196.5 143,074
Suspension rate 3.1 1.1 0.7 0 0.7 0 1.3 4.5
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Retention rate

Retention refers to students not making progress in a prescribed course of study and are retained in a particular grade or level of study.

School Number of Retentions Retention Rate
Hamilton 11 0.79
Templeton 1 0.09
Lannon 0 0.00
Maple Ave. 0 0.00
Marcy 1 0.19
Woodside 0 0.00
District 13 0.30
State 11,126 1.37
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Attendance rate

The attendance rate is actual days students were in school divided by the number of days available in the school calendar for face-to-face student-teacher contact.

School Number Enrolled Attendance Rate %
Hamilton 1,405 94.9
Templeton 1,063 96.6
Lannon 274 96.7
Maple Ave. 476 96.0
Marcy 538 96.5
Woodside 650 96.6
Willow Springs 292 95.2
District 4,698 96.0
State 870,470 94.9
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