Hamilton Elementary School

1091 Webster St
Schenectady, NY 12303
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 426 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Hamilton Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 426 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hamilton Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Hamilton Elementary School's student population of 426 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
426 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Hamilton Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Hamilton Elementary School is 0.79, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#4356 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Hamilton Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤5%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hamilton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
6-9%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hamilton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-49%
78%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Hamilton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
11:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Hamilton Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
18%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Hamilton Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
30%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Hamilton Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
24%
16%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Hamilton Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
16%
41%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Hamilton Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Hamilton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hamilton Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.79
This chart displays the diversity score of Hamilton Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hamilton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
2%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hamilton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hamilton Elementary School's ranking?
Hamilton Elementary School is ranked #4356 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 6-9% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Hamilton Elementary School?
426 students attend Hamilton Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
30% of Hamilton Elementary School students are Hispanic, 24% of students are Black, 18% of students are Asian, 16% of students are White, and 12% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hamilton Elementary School?
Hamilton Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Hamilton Elementary School offer ?
Hamilton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Hamilton Elementary School part of?
Hamilton Elementary School is part of Schenectady City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 426 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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