Hamilton Middle School
Hamilton at a Glance
The members of Velma Hamilton Middle School, a learning community rich in diversity, which values and promotes excellence and joy in education, will ensure that all members:
- gain academic skills and knowledge
- reach their fullest potential
- treat themselves and others with respect
- value cultural diversity
- develop life-long learning skills
…by providing challenging educational experiences which are responsive to individual student needs, supported by partnership of school, family and community.
Our 6th grade classes range in size from 22 to 25, while our 7th and 8th grade classes range from 25 to 30 students. Our total population is approximately 750 students.
Hamilton students consistently score well above the district, state and national averages in all areas of standardized achievement tests. They also perform extremely well at the state and national levels in academic competitions such as Math Counts, Wordmasters, Forensics, and Future Problem Solving. In addition, more than 50% of all Hamilton students are on the honor roll each quarter, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Areas of Interest
Programs: During the course of the sixth and seventh grade academic years, students have one quarter of each unified art: art class, applied technology, family and consumer education, and computer technology. In eighth grade, students select two of the four options for a semester each. They also have a range of music choices, including band, orchestra, chorus, general music and music lab.
Special Classes: Sixth grade students may apply to take Future Problem Solving (FPS) in place of reading. Accelerated algebra and accelerated geometry are offered to any students who qualify.