Hamlin Upper Grade Center

Summary:

Hamlin Upper Grade Center is a public middle school located in Alsip, Illinois, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 174 students. The school is part of the Alsip-Hazlgrn-Oaklwn School District 126, which is ranked 595 out of 823 districts in Illinois and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Hamlin Upper Grade Center faces several challenges, including lower academic performance compared to the state average and nearby schools like Central Middle School, Kellar School, and Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School. For example, in 2022-2023, only 30.4% of 6th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 34.2%. Additionally, Hamlin Upper Grade Center has a higher chronic absenteeism rate of 11.0%, which is still higher than the surrounding schools.

Interestingly, Hamlin Upper Grade Center has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (50.57%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 21.29% to 64.32% Hispanic students. The school's unique racial makeup and socioeconomic factors, with 55.78% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, may be contributing to the academic challenges. Addressing these issues could be crucial for improving the school's overall performance and outcomes for its students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 12150 S Hamlin Ave
       Alsip, IL  60803-1218


(708) 597-1550

District: Atwood Heights School District 125

SchoolDigger Rank:
648th of 1,367 Illinois Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,762 Help


Students who attend Hamlin Upper Grade Center usually attend:

High:    A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Feeder schools for Hamlin Upper Grade Center:

Elementary:    Lawn Manor School
    Meadow Lane School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3 Help
Number of students:  174

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
50.6%
White:
31.6%
African American:
14.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55.8% Help


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Compare Details Hamlin Upper Grade Center ranks better than 52.6% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.06. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hamlin Upper Grade Center is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (50.6%), White (31.6%), African American (14.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hamlin Upper Grade Center is 13.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hamlin Upper Grade Center is $14,762.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hamlin Upper Grade Center:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamlin Upper Grade Center 648th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Hamlin Upper Grade Center in the ranking list.)

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Atwood Heights School District 125:

SchoolDigger ranks Atwood Heights School District 125 595th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hamlin Upper Grade Center

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Rank History for all students at Hamlin Upper Grade Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 39.80 773rd 1185 34.8%
2004 42.85 767th 1204 36.3%
2005 36.66 836th 1209 30.9%
2006 39.51 876th 1272 31.1%
2007 49.65 765th 1287 40.6%
2008 50.82 752nd 1293 41.8%
2009 54.91 705th 1318 46.5%
2010 48.24 812th 1327 38.8%
2011 44.84 843rd 1344 37.3%
2012 38.08 957th 1365 29.9%
2013 45.57 765th 1367 44.0%
2014 44.67 753rd 1322 43.0%
2015 57.08 457th 1302 64.9%
2016 55.62 495th 1294 61.7%
2017 54.76 518th 1293 59.9%
2018 67.30 367th 1293 71.6%
2019 70.23 346th 1356 74.5%
2021 39.45 663rd 1241 46.6%
2022 42.70 705th 1369 48.5%
2023 47.06 648th 1367 52.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hamlin Upper Grade Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.25 296th 602 50.8%
2019 40.21 385th 792 51.4%
2021 38.39 294th 548 46.4%
2022 35.51 469th 781 39.9%
2023 27.68 598th 805 25.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hamlin Upper Grade Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.80 258th 1161 77.8%
2019 73.34 208th 1217 82.9%
2021 43.60 523rd 1019 48.7%
2022 49.50 524th 1221 57.1%
2023 54.94 448th 1234 63.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Hamlin Upper Grade Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.88 374th 1226 69.5%
2019 72.21 310th 1276 75.7%
2021 42.82 533rd 1017 47.6%
2022 45.33 628th 1286 51.2%
2023 46.79 610th 1275 52.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hamlin Upper Grade Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.38 525th 674 22.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Hamlin Upper Grade Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.32 314th 1223 74.3%
2019 63.71 397th 1296 69.4%
2021 28.87 735th 1048 29.9%
2022 39.54 702nd 1286 45.4%
2023 47.15 599th 1292 53.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Hamlin Upper Grade Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.38 66th 511 87.1%
2019 68.86 111th 565 80.4%
2021 43.80 174th 385 54.8%
2022 41.76 274th 573 52.2%
2023 34.80 361st 569 36.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hamlin Upper Grade Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.26 124th 590 79.0%
2019 69.73 138th 639 78.4%
2021 45.58 245th 517 52.6%
2022 44.68 324th 662 51.1%
2023 57.71 207th 661 68.7%
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Rank History for White students at Hamlin Upper Grade Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.23 277th 889 68.8%
2019 68.61 244th 905 73.0%
2021 40.91 449th 813 44.8%
2022 39.81 520th 898 42.1%
2023 38.05 552nd 895 38.3%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Open Quote Excellent neighborhood school. It has always served the students well in this area. People move here so their kids can attend this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hamlin Upper Grade Center

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 227 17 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 249
1989 225 6 2 5 n/a n/a n/a 0 238
1990 240 6 5 6 n/a n/a n/a 0 257
1991 183 8 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 202
1992 183 9 5 11 1 n/a n/a 0 209
1993 199 15 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 226
1994 185 7 8 12 0 n/a n/a 0 212
1995 187 12 11 14 1 n/a n/a 0 225
1996 187 12 11 14 1 n/a n/a 0 225
1997 195 18 6 8 2 n/a n/a 0 229
1998 201 15 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 223
1999 199 11 3 9 0 n/a n/a 0 222
2000 200 21 4 17 0 n/a n/a 0 242
2001 195 30 2 18 1 n/a n/a 0 246
2002 167 30 5 32 0 n/a n/a 0 234
2003 167 30 5 32 0 n/a n/a 0 234
2004 173 29 2 22 0 n/a n/a 0 226
2005 170 32 4 47 0 n/a n/a 4 257
2006 152 26 4 66 0 n/a n/a 2 250
2007 122 31 3 66 0 n/a n/a 3 225
2008 112 40 5 70 0 n/a n/a 7 234
2009 103 46 5 51 0 n/a n/a 9 214
2010 118 43 5 66 0 n/a n/a 11 243
2011 95 48 6 56 0 0 27 0 232
2012 88 49 4 71 0 0 22 0 234
2013 76 44 3 82 0 0 6 0 211
2014 73 57 2 84 0 0 4 0 220
2015 80 48 1 85 0 0 6 0 220
2016 88 55 1 93 0 0 12 0 249
2017 78 37 3 102 0 0 9 0 229
2018 62 34 7 106 0 0 13 0 222
2019 62 29 5 109 0 0 10 0 215
2020 60 30 5 98 0 0 10 0 203
2021 61 33 6 104 0 0 5 0 209
2022 60 32 4 97 0 0 6 0 199
2023 55 25 3 88 0 0 3 0 174

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 Hamlin Upper Grade Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 249 18.0 13.8 n/a
1989 238 17.1 13.9 n/a
1990 257 15.0 17.1 n/a
1991 202 14.7 13.7 n/a
1992 209 14.7 14.2 n/a
1993 226 13.6 16.6 n/a
1994 212 12.6 16.8 n/a
1995 225 15.0 15.0 n/a
1996 225 15.0 15.0 n/a
1997 229 15.0 15.3 n/a
1998 223 15.0 14.9 n/a
1999 222 15.0 14.8 n/a
2000 242 14.0 17.3 n/a
2001 246 15.0 16.4 n/a
2002 234 15.0 15.6 0
2003 234 15.0 15.6 0
2004 226 14.0 16.1 0
2005 257 14.0 18.4 0
2006 250 16.0 15.6 0
2007 225 16.0 14.1 0
2008 234 13.0 18.0 0
2009 214 16.0 13.4 0
2010 243 13.8 17.6 0
2011 232 14.0 16.5 0
2012 234 16.0 14.6 44
2013 211 19.0 11.0 45
2014 220 19.1 11.4 50.9
2015 220 16.0 13.7 56.4
2016 249 17.0 14.6 42.2
2017 229 17.9 12.7 46.7
2018 222 16.5 13.4 45.5
2019 215 16.0 13.4 45.6
2020 203 14.5 13.9 48.3
2021 209 n/a n/a n/a
2022 199 14.0 14.2 55.8
2023 174 13.0 13.3 n/a

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 Hamlin Upper Grade Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 249 18.0 13.8 n/a
1989 238 17.1 13.9 n/a
1990 257 15.0 17.1 n/a
1991 202 14.7 13.7 n/a
1992 209 14.7 14.2 n/a
1993 226 13.6 16.6 n/a
1994 212 12.6 16.8 n/a
1995 225 15.0 15.0 n/a
1996 225 15.0 15.0 n/a
1997 229 15.0 15.3 n/a
1998 223 15.0 14.9 n/a
1999 222 15.0 14.8 n/a
2000 242 14.0 17.3 n/a
2001 246 15.0 16.4 n/a
2002 234 15.0 15.6 0
2003 234 15.0 15.6 0
2004 226 14.0 16.1 0
2005 257 14.0 18.4 0
2006 250 16.0 15.6 0
2007 225 16.0 14.1 0
2008 234 13.0 18.0 0
2009 214 16.0 13.4 0
2010 243 13.8 17.6 0
2011 232 14.0 16.5 0
2012 234 16.0 14.6 44
2013 211 19.0 11.0 45
2014 220 19.1 11.4 50.9
2015 220 16.0 13.7 56.4
2016 249 17.0 14.6 42.2
2017 229 17.9 12.7 46.7
2018 222 16.5 13.4 45.5
2019 215 16.0 13.4 45.6
2020 203 14.5 13.9 48.3
2021 209 n/a n/a n/a
2022 199 14.0 14.2 55.8
2023 174 13.0 13.3 n/a

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.

Immunization Rates

Hamlin Upper Grade Center

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
2015100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201699.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%100.0%100.0%35.1%
201799.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.6%99.6%99.6%65.7%
201899.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.1%
201999.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%
2021100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%97.5%
202299.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%97.9%
202398.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hamlin Upper Grade Center

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $589 (4.8%) $11,578 (95.2%) $12,167
2020 $555 (4.1%) $12,869 (95.9%) $13,424
2021 $1,043 (7.3%) $13,317 (92.7%) $14,361
2022 $1,043 (7.3%) $13,317 (92.7%) $14,361
2023 $2,076 (14.1%) $12,686 (85.9%) $14,762

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hamlin Upper Grade Center

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 346th of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 648th of 1367 Middle schools
 21.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Hamlin Upper Grade Center)42.130.4
 11.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Atwood Heights School District 125)42.130.4
 11.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Hamlin Upper Grade Center)16.910.7
 6.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Atwood Heights School District 125)16.910.7
 6.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Hamlin Upper Grade Center)6147.7
 13.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Atwood Heights School District 125)6147.7
 13.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Hamlin Upper Grade Center)34.417.9
 16.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Atwood Heights School District 125)34.417.9
 16.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Hamlin Upper Grade Center)55.650
 5.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Atwood Heights School District 125)55.650
 5.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Hamlin Upper Grade Center)37.17.4
 29.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Atwood Heights School District 125)37.17.4
 29.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Hamlin Upper Grade Center)66.746.3
 20.4%
   8th Grade Science (Atwood Heights School District 125)66.746.3
 20.4%
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students215174
 19.1%
African American2925
 13.8%
American Indian00
Asian53
 40%
Hispanic10988
 19.3%
Pacific Islander00
White6255
 11.3%
Two or More Races103
 70%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hamlin Upper Grade Center

In the 2022-23 school year, 174 students attended Hamlin Upper Grade Center.

Students at Hamlin Upper Grade Center are 51% Hispanic, 32% White, 14% African American, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Hamlin Upper Grade Center usually go on to attend A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Hamlin Upper Grade Center ranks 648th of 1367 Illinois middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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