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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
South Hamilton Community School District is an above average, public school district located in Jewell, IA. It has 653 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
315 Division St
Jewell, IA 50130
Telephone
(515) 827-5479

South Hamilton Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
49 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
653
Free or Reduced Lunch
34.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,493
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$8,695,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,975/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$63,594
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$631
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,400
National
$184,700

South Hamilton Community School District Reviews

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I've gone to South Hamilton since the eighth grade and I think it's definitely a good school! Our student body is really close. We don't really have cliques. We all bond together in our grade and can be friendly with everyone. We offer a lot of classes that actually teach you what you need to know. (Checkbooks, credit card fraud, taxes, etc) Our student body is very involved with sports activities and we all love cheering on the Hawks! Our school is very safe, with many drug patrols, security cameras, and a police officer patrolling. One of the few complaints that I have is that our school looks horrible. Although that all is just temporary. Our food is garbage, and our school laptops are so high security that you about can't google the word "laptop" because it filters out the word lap. No joke. All in all a good school. They/we just try to be "too good".
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I think that South Hamilton is a good school. There has been a lot of issues there. There is a lot of bullying that goes on even though they say it is a no tolerance bullying school. But the teachers are very supportive and kind. The teachers care for the students and always listen. There is a lot of popular favoritism in the school and I do not think that is correct. I feel that I would like that to change because the popular people or the people that have the right last name are the people who are favored.
I think South Hamilton is a decent school. The teachers are tolerable, and you get a good education if you pay attention and be sure to ask questions. The guidance counselor is extremely supportive and understanding, and most people are helpful.