Hamilton Primary School

9 Hamilton Lane
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
5.00 (4 reviews)
Hamilton Primary School serves 507 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 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Hamilton Primary School's student population of 507 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students507 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 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 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState 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 Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
44%
10%
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Hispanic
5%
29%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
47%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.590.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBridgewater-Raritan Regional School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Hamilton Primary School is Bridgewater-raritan High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bedminster Township Public School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hillside Intermediate School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bridgewater Hillside Intermediate School Math: 59% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 5-6 | 574 students
    0.9 miles
    844 Brown Road
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    (908) 231-1905
    0.9 5-6 574
  • Basking Ridge Mount Prospect Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 594 students
    1.3 miles
    111 Hansom Rd
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    (908) 470-1600
    1.3 PK-5 594
  • Bridgewater Crim Primary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 383 students
    2.2 miles
    1300 Crim Rd
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    (908) 231-1022
    2.2 PK-4 383
  • Bridgewater Eisenhower Intermediate School Math: 59% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 770 students
    2.3 miles
    791 Eisenhower Ave
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    (908) 231-0230
    2.3 5-6 770
  • Liberty Corner Liberty Corner School Math: 74% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 536 students
    2.6 miles
    61 Church Street
    Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
    (908) 204-2550
    2.6 K-5 536

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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
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5  
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.
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5  
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.
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