grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A minus
- Diversitygrade C
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade B
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A
- Health & Safetygrade A
- Administrationgrade A
- Sportsgrade A+
- Foodgrade B+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B
Hamburg High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hamburg, NY. It has 1,159 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Hamburg High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
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- grade A minus204 Students
- grade B minus90 Students
- grade C+64 Students
- grade B63 Students
- grade B minus62 Students
- grade A minus59 Students
- grade B59 Students
- grade A58 Students
- grade A minus56 Students
- grade B+56 Students
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Living in the Area
grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade B
- Good for Familiesgrade A
- Housinggrade B+
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 20 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 20 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
- Sports teams/events19%
- Decorate the halls and spirit week16%
- Homecoming week16%
- The musical16%
- Blood drives14%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 22 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 22 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 22 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 31 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 31 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 31 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$18,230 / year
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 34 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 34 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 34 responses
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Hamburg High School Reviews
Rating 3.7 out of 5 208 reviews
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Overall, Hamburg was a pretty good school. I've had a handful of teachers who were engaging and helpful, but there are of course teachers who are difficult. Because the school is majority white they can get away with being close-minded and discriminatory. I would say that most of the teachers are not accommodating for the kids who struggle in class, and often play favorites. My guidance counselor was horrible at helping with scheduling and college applications. The school does a good job at cultivating school spirit and offers a lot of good courses, it just seems like no one goes out of their way to really help students with anything or be inclusive.
As a general statement, Hamburg is a good school. Teachers are fine, and there are certainly some great ones. Every grade has teachers that are difficult, which is because of a hiring spree years back. The Science and History wings suffer greatest from this. You can find help if you ask, and people are always willing. If you have ADHD and learn differently, know that Hamburg does not really care. Hamburg does actively try to cultivate school spirit/community, and the people are easy to talk to. There are a lot of great people at Hamburg.
Overall, I really enjoyed my past four years at Hamburg. It is a safe school, with lots of activities, and geniune teachers who are passionate about their job. There are certain teachers who do not care, but that is anywhere you go. Football games and clubs are a lot of fun, but it is up to the student to get involved. I would have liked more guidance from counselors/teachers/administration etc. My friends and I have had to do the entire college application process on our own and the guidance counselors are not good at their job. I have friends who do not want to go to college but do not know alternative job/education opportunities, due to the fact that no one told us about it. BOCES program is awesome for those who want to learn a trade or get a head start on what they are going to study in college, but it is discouraged by teachers and not encouraged by counselors for some reason.