9 Hamilton Lane
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Hamilton Primary School serves 477 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Hamilton Primary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Students: 477 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hamilton Primary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Hamilton Primary School's student population of 477 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
Total Students
477 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Hamilton Primary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hamilton Primary School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#247 out of 2221 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
43%
10%
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Hispanic
9%
31%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
40%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hamilton Primary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   2/3/2014
Nice school, much better than private ones. They have AI classes (academically independent for gifted and talented children) and, therefore, they have a lot of smart students. Principal is very open-minded, ready to take an extra step to make this place better.
- Posted by Parent - va
5   1/24/2014
It's a great school lot of fun friends teachers they're all friendly just when you're in 4th grade like me you just want to go to Hillside intermediate school
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Patty
5   9/26/2013
The school is great, they have AI (Academically Independent) classes and many families buy houses in Bridgewater because of this. However, I have to say that there is a lack of youth clubs, extracurricular activities and competitions/olympiads comparing to other schools in the area. If your kid is above average and you want him/her to take part of any science/math/English competition, you have to take care of it by yourself. Just spoke to a few parents and they agree with me. It's a pity because there are some great students in Hamilton who should proudly represent their school but they don't have this opportunity (for example the Hamilton Academically Independent student won the 2013 International Math Competition). Nice teachers, great kids but if you would like your child to learn more than the state requires him/her to learn and have an opportunity to take part in the competitions, find a better school.
- Posted by Parent - va200
5   5/21/2012
I graduated from Hamilton Primary School in 1997. At the time, Hamilton hosted Grades K-3 (just before I entered Kindergarten, it hosted K-4...as of 2011, it hosts K-4 yet again), and was very strong academically. The students, teachers, administrators, and parents cared a great deal about maintaining a positive academic environment. As a teacher now, I can only hope Hamilton still has that reputation, and if it does - I would recommend it strongly to both prospective students and teachers alike.
- Posted by Teacher - kasbo

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Students: 477 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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