B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
A. Hamilton Preparatory Academy is a public, magnet school located in Elizabeth, NJ. It has 973 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 11% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
310 Cherry St
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Telephone
(908) 436-6100

A. Hamilton Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
11%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
960
139 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
39%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • School dances and dress down days
    28%
  • Fundraisers
    23%
  • Class Trips
    19%
  • Spirit Week, School dances and dress down days
    13%
  • All sorts of clubs
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Student governent clubs
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
973
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$21,971/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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I've been attending A. Hamilton since the start of my high school career. I can honestly say that going to this school, I realized that they are very determined in steering each student into the right path. As a preparatory school, we specialize in college readiness as they help students get accepted into 4 year colleges. The teachers and administrators are very supportive and are impeccable when it comes to delivering lessons. I can vouch for their persistence and determination as they helped in cultivating my own ideas and opinions. They ultimately taught me how to be myself along with teaching me important academic lessons. I know have the structure I need to survive in college which I am grateful for. If I could change something, it would be the environment of the school. This regards to the building its self and its many features. They could use some improvement.
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I wouldn't wish to go to any other high school if I could have done high school over. Mr.Meade, Mrs.Loftus, Mrs.Parker, Mrs.King, Mr.Liquori, Mr.Kelada, and Mrs.Kelada are my favorite teachers. I really enjoyed their classes. Math isn't my best subject, but because of Mr.Kelada and his wife, I did well.
My school is located in an area where there is some violence, and that violence or violent mindset can linger into my school. Therefore many students want to be rebellious and it can affect the study of others who do not seek trouble at all and just want to succeed. What makes my school unique is the amount of the black and hispanic population changing some curriculums in all schools in my area not just ours. However, if I were given the chance, I think I would do it over again because I have made some mistakes I know I could have avoided, unfortunately I chose a different path. Thus, lowering my GPA, but now Junior and Senior year I am making a change, I tried Junior year and I'm going to try harder my Senior year.