Hamilton Primary School

  • Hamilton Primary School serves 489 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 84% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • Hamilton Primary School's student population of 489 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students489 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hamilton Primary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hamilton Primary School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#134 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hamilton Primary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hamilton Primary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
39%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Hamilton Primary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Hamilton Primary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hamilton Primary School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
53%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Hamilton Primary School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hamilton Primary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.570.44
This chart display the diversity score of Hamilton Primary School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hamilton Primary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBridgewater-raritan Regional School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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  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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