209 South 5th St
Hamilton, MT 59840
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Hamilton Middle School serves 464 students in grades 5-8.
Hamilton Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

Hamilton Middle School's student population of 464 students has grown by 33% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 54% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
464 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Hamilton Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 715 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hamilton Middle School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#451 out of 715 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Hamilton Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hamilton Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
87%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.
Diversity Score
0.24
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hamilton Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hamilton Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   6/29/2020
This school has some of the best teachers!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jade

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 464 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.24

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