Hamilton Middle School

Public 6-8

 8600 East Dartmouth Avenue
       Denver, CO  80231-4204


(720) 423-9500

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
346th of 481 Colorado Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,050 Help


Students who attend Hamilton Middle School usually attend:

High:    Thomas Jefferson High School

Feeder schools for Hamilton Middle School:

Elementary:    Bradley International School
    Holm Elementary School
    Joe Shoemaker School
    Samuels Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  16.0 Help
Number of students:  646

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
47.7%
White:
20.4%
African American:
20.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.8% Help


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Compare Details Hamilton Middle School ranks worse than 71.9% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranks 13th among 31 ranked middle schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hamilton Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (47.7%), White (20.4%), African American (20.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hamilton Middle School is 16. 24 middle schools in the School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hamilton Middle School is $15,050, which is the 16th highest among 31 middle schools in the School District No. 1.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hamilton Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamilton Middle School 346th of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Hamilton Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
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Male students:
African American students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 79th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hamilton Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Hamilton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 70.75 95th 336 71.7%
2005 66.24 115th 340 66.2%
2006 62.76 123rd 346 64.5%
2007 58.36 153rd 360 57.5%
2008 60.41 134th 362 63.0%
2009 61.25 150th 377 60.2%
2010 62.82 148th 409 63.8%
2011 62.43 159th 422 62.3%
2012 62.25 165th 425 61.2%
2013 59.14 184th 454 59.5%
2014 66.63 143rd 461 69.0%
2015 70.47 93rd 436 78.7%
2016 57.43 145th 400 63.8%
2017 50.82 181st 424 57.3%
2018 39.77 239th 418 42.8%
2019 32.02 292nd 458 36.2%
2021 25.04 292nd 369 20.9%
2022 23.48 325th 448 27.5%
2023 23.99 346th 480 27.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Hamilton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 17.43 28th 31 9.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hamilton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.25 134th 222 39.6%
2019 37.92 145th 240 39.6%
2022 30.53 134th 197 32.0%
2023 27.77 179th 241 25.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Hamilton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.85 194th 315 38.4%
2019 35.23 225th 352 36.1%
2022 23.50 242nd 326 25.8%
2023 21.18 273rd 363 24.8%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Hamilton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.97 110th 121 9.1%
2019 25.65 122nd 134 9.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Hamilton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.58 191st 317 39.7%
2019 24.25 248th 343 27.7%
2022 16.22 278th 328 15.2%
2023 20.72 274th 356 23.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Hamilton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.67 16th 22 27.3%
2019 36.65 22nd 33 33.3%
2022 32.49 13th 20 35.0%
2023 46.52 15th 25 40.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hamilton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.86 92nd 165 44.2%
2019 35.13 140th 220 36.4%
2022 24.96 128th 169 24.3%
2023 17.93 172nd 198 13.1%
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Rank History for White students at Hamilton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.74 74th 199 62.8%
2019 48.40 133rd 283 53.0%
2022 41.63 156th 265 41.1%
2023 38.32 174th 286 39.2%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Open Quote I've been very pleased with our experience at Hamilton so far. My daughter loves it and she's doing well academically. I love fact that they're becoming an IB accredited school and all the emphasis they place on the IB learner profile, holding scholars to high academic standards and attitudes. I like the teachers and admin staff I've interacted with. Sports teams are great and they do great academic assemblies like inviting prominent authors to speak. Overall I feel positive about Hamilton and I believe it's on the up and up, compared to past years that were apparently a low point. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Open Quote I am now in college, but I went to Hamilton. I did not like the school. The environment was weird, it was the only school I was ever bullied in, and the disparity between TAP and IPM was enormous.

If I had to do it again, I would not go here. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, January 10, 2010

Open Quote Our son started Hamilton March of last year and is doing alot better becuase of the staff at Hamilton. The staff really cares for the students and shows it whenever I go to visit the school or help at the school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hamilton Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 161 104 10 117 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1989 223 145 12 216 0 n/a n/a 0 596
1990 239 159 11 298 1 n/a n/a 0 708
1991 237 162 11 313 1 n/a n/a 0 724
1992 242 171 15 333 1 n/a n/a 0 762
1993 229 186 19 388 2 n/a n/a 0 824
1994 236 157 22 464 1 n/a n/a 0 880
1995 256 134 26 515 0 n/a n/a 0 931
1996 256 134 26 515 0 n/a n/a 0 931
1997 324 185 28 455 4 n/a n/a 0 996
1998 440 137 41 110 24 n/a n/a 0 752
1999 511 192 40 119 34 n/a n/a 0 896
2000 564 185 51 130 25 n/a n/a 0 955
2001 563 203 53 145 35 n/a n/a 0 999
2002 613 192 43 149 38 n/a n/a 0 1035
2003 613 192 43 149 38 n/a n/a 0 1035
2004 583 192 43 169 36 n/a n/a 0 1023
2005 522 178 39 168 24 n/a n/a 0 931
2006 488 214 50 205 11 n/a n/a 0 968
2007 469 227 52 214 6 n/a n/a 0 968
2008 487 236 55 196 13 n/a n/a 0 987
2009 447 206 55 237 21 n/a n/a 0 966
2010 467 202 48 238 13 n/a n/a 0 968
2011 392 177 37 312 3 0 56 0 977
2012 383 155 34 292 4 6 47 0 921
2013 335 157 36 279 7 5 45 0 864
2014 332 159 38 291 11 6 38 0 875
2015 339 167 32 303 9 0 41 0 891
2016 339 149 39 335 3 2 50 0 917
2017 306 178 41 359 4 1 56 0 945
2018 251 174 41 371 6 1 45 0 889
2019 196 172 40 360 5 1 43 0 817
2020 189 137 30 365 2 3 39 0 765
2021 166 148 24 339 2 3 41 0 723
2022 156 149 19 328 2 2 45 0 701
2023 132 131 23 308 3 4 45 0 646

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hamilton Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 392 31.3 12.5 n/a
1989 596 42.3 14.0 35.7
1990 708 47.1 15.0 45.3
1991 724 53.1 13.6 40.7
1992 762 52.3 14.5 50.9
1993 824 48.3 17.1 52.4
1994 880 52.2 16.9 52.8
1995 931 51.7 18.0 60.4
1996 931 51.7 18.0 60.4
1997 996 45.2 22.0 51.1
1998 752 39.4 19.1 22.5
1999 896 39.2 22.9 20.3
2000 955 50.0 19.1 25.1
2001 999 51.5 19.4 23.9
2002 1035 56.0 18.5 24.1
2003 1035 56.0 18.5 24.1
2004 1023 51.2 20.0 29.4
2005 931 44.2 21.1 30.1
2006 968 46.9 20.6 35.8
2007 968 45.0 21.5 40.7
2008 987 47.6 20.7 41.7
2009 966 49.0 19.7 40.2
2010 968 47.4 20.3 44.4
2011 977 49.7 19.6 52.7
2012 921 46.1 19.9 49.5
2013 864 37.2 23.2 52.5
2014 875 44.7 19.5 55
2015 891 54.0 16.5 54.2
2016 917 49.0 18.7 57.9
2017 945 56.5 16.7 64.6
2018 889 54.9 16.1 69
2019 817 50.5 16.1 71.6
2020 765 46.9 16.2 68.9
2021 723 45.6 15.8 66.8
2022 701 43.1 16.2 64.5
2023 646 40.3 16.0 65.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Hamilton Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 392 31.3 12.5 n/a
1989 596 42.3 14.0 35.7
1990 708 47.1 15.0 45.3
1991 724 53.1 13.6 40.7
1992 762 52.3 14.5 50.9
1993 824 48.3 17.1 52.4
1994 880 52.2 16.9 52.8
1995 931 51.7 18.0 60.4
1996 931 51.7 18.0 60.4
1997 996 45.2 22.0 51.1
1998 752 39.4 19.1 22.5
1999 896 39.2 22.9 20.3
2000 955 50.0 19.1 25.1
2001 999 51.5 19.4 23.9
2002 1035 56.0 18.5 24.1
2003 1035 56.0 18.5 24.1
2004 1023 51.2 20.0 29.4
2005 931 44.2 21.1 30.1
2006 968 46.9 20.6 35.8
2007 968 45.0 21.5 40.7
2008 987 47.6 20.7 41.7
2009 966 49.0 19.7 40.2
2010 968 47.4 20.3 44.4
2011 977 49.7 19.6 52.7
2012 921 46.1 19.9 49.5
2013 864 37.2 23.2 52.5
2014 875 44.7 19.5 55
2015 891 54.0 16.5 54.2
2016 917 49.0 18.7 57.9
2017 945 56.5 16.7 64.6
2018 889 54.9 16.1 69
2019 817 50.5 16.1 71.6
2020 765 46.9 16.2 68.9
2021 723 45.6 15.8 66.8
2022 701 43.1 16.2 64.5
2023 646 40.3 16.0 65.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hamilton Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,946
2020 $14,097
2021 $14,834
2022 $15,050

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hamilton Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 292nd of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 346th of 480 Middle schools
 8.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Middle School)30.521.5
 9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)4038.8
 1.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
6th Grade Math (Hamilton Middle School)21.98.6
 13.3%
   6th Grade Math (School District No. 1)27.926.9
 1%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.528.2
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Middle School)3417.7
 16.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)45.140.3
 4.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (Hamilton Middle School)21.713.4
 8.3%
   7th Grade Math (School District No. 1)30.225.1
 5.1%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (Hamilton Middle School)1728.3
 11.3%
   8th Grade Science (School District No. 1)22.726
 3.3%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Middle School)46.537.6
 8.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)4640.8
 5.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (Hamilton Middle School)3627.5
 8.5%
   8th Grade Math (School District No. 1)34.430.9
 3.5%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.7
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Hamilton Middle School)37.325.2
 12.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (School District No. 1)42.840.3
 2.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Hamilton Middle School)26.715.9
 10.8%
   All Grades Math (School District No. 1)32.730.3
 2.4%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students817646
 20.9%
African American172131
 23.8%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian4023
 42.5%
Hispanic360308
 14.4%
Pacific Islander14
 300%
White196132
 32.7%
Two or More Races4345
 4.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.6%65.8%
 5.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hamilton Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 646 students attended Hamilton Middle School.

Students who attend Hamilton Middle School usually go on to attend Thomas Jefferson High School

Students at Hamilton Middle School are 48% Hispanic, 20% White, 20% African American, 7% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

Hamilton Middle School ranks 346th of 481 Colorado middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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