Hamilton High School serves 712 students in grades 9-12.
Hamilton High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 2% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 712 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
- Graduation Rate: 61% (Btm 50% in TN)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 2% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: ≤5% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education
Hamilton High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Hamilton High School's student population of 712 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Hamilton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,721 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Hamilton High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1698 out of 1721 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hamilton High School's ranking?
Hamilton High School is ranked #1698 out of 1,721 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Tennessee.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
2% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% TN state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% TN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Hamilton High School?
The graduation rate of Hamilton High School is 61%, which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 89%.
How many students attend Hamilton High School?
712 students attend Hamilton High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
94% of Hamilton High School students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hamilton High School?
Hamilton High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 15:1.
What grades does Hamilton High School offer ?
Hamilton High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Hamilton High School part of?
Hamilton High School is part of Shelby County School District.
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