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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
South Hamilton Middle/High School is an above average, public school located in Jewell, IA. It has 363 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

South Hamilton Middle/High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
56 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$63,095
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
  • Homecoming Week
    33%
  • Prom on the road
    33%
  • Spring Fling
    33%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
363
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,079
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$24,963/ year
National
$12,239
45%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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What I really like about South Hamilton Middle/High School was our agricultural program in the school. The classes I took were Ag Mechanics, Animal Science I and II, and will be taking Agricultural Business this following spring. In the Ag Mechanics class, I really enjoyed rebuilding my grandfather's old 1954 Farmall 300 and got to learn more about rebuilding machinery. In both the Animal Science I and II classes, I got to learn more about the different breeds of livestock and the anatomy of the various animals. I also really enjoyed our weightlifting program in our athletics department. I have gotten faster and strong throughout high school and have paid off in the sports that I have participated in. I participated in Cross Country, Basketball, and Track/Field. I got to experience fantastic coaching and enjoyed making friendships through the different sports that I have participated in. If it was not for South Hamilton Middle/High School, I would not have been the person I am today.
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I love how my school isn’t a huge school and it isn’t a super small school. I am able to go our for every sport without try outs and I can be in the band with out try outs. My school also doesn’t have any bullies that I know of which is pretty awesome! There most likely is some minor bullying but I don’t notice any! The staff also does there best to make a good experience for the students!
South Hamilton has an amazing community that loves and cares for their kids. They value both education and athletics and are supportive of the decisions you make and how you choose to live out your morals and values. I wouldn't change a thing about it.