Hamilton on lists naming America’s best, most challenging high schools

Hamilton High School made the lists of America’s top high schools as determined by two national news media outlets – U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post.

For the fifth consecutive year, Hamilton High School was named to U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best High Schools” list. The ranking highlights the best public high schools in the nation after reviewing data from more than 21,000 high schools to identify how well public schools serve all of their students in preparing them in basic skills and readiness for college-level work. Schools were rated on reading and math proficiency and performance (40%), college readiness (30%), college curriculum breadth (10%), underserved student performance (10%) and graduation rate (10%).

Hamilton is ranked 17th among 517 Wisconsin public high schools and 755th among more than 17,000 U.S. public high schools – placing it in the top 5 percent of high schools in the state and country. Its national rank is the highest in the school’s history.

For the fifth year since 2014, Hamilton made The Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list. Public and private high schools are ranked through an index formula that is the number of Advanced Placement tests given each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates. Hamilton’s index score is 1.967 – the highest in the school’s history. Hamilton was one of only 21 Wisconsin high schools that made the list.

Changes to Senior Portrait Submission for Class of 2020

It’s time to start thinking about the Class of 2020’s upcoming senior year, which means preparing for senior yearbook portraits. This attachment has all of the requirements to follow while making arrangements for senior portraits. Students may choose Empire Photography at Hamilton Pictures, Locks, and Parking Days or a private studio as the two options for senior photos. Please note there are new rules for uploading the pictures.

Hamilton named to ninth AP Honor Roll

Hamilton School District is one of just 373 districts across the U.S. and Canada named to the ninth annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll by the College Board. Districts on the list are honored for expanding access to AP course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

Inclusion in the AP Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data from 2016 to 2018. Through 38 college-level courses, each culminating in a rigorous exam, AP provides academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both at more than 4,000 four-year colleges and universities.