General Information

CAMPUS GOALS

Students' academic performance and achievement level will reflect excellence in learning and attainment of both high expectations and high standards.

Students' behavior will exemplify the skills, attitudes, and/or practices characteristic of productive, community-minded adults: citizenship, self-esteem, respect for others, accountability for actions, and healthful lifestyles.

VISION STATEMENT

Hamilton Middle School will provide a nurturing yet challenging atmosphere that meets the varied developmental needs of middle school students.  As a learning organization, Hamilton teachers and staff will strive to create a distinctive and quality learning environment based on rigor, relevance, and relationships at the highest level to promote growth and learning opportunities.  Collaboration between all stakeholders will be required to foster a spirit of discovery, innovation, and real-world connections.  Hamilton Middle School will provide multiple opportunities for students to acquire the necessary academic skills to prepare them for high school and beyond.  In addition to imparting knowledge to our students, Hamilton will emphasize higher-level thinking skills and decision-making skills; we will instill in our students the qualities embodied by REAL: respect, excellence, accountability, and leadership.  We seek to encourage intellectual curiosity and an awareness and appreciation for our diverse cultural backgrounds, and a spirit of community service.  Our goal is to prepare Hamilton students to become productive citizens of the 21st Century.

HAMILTON MISSION

"We are Hamilton…Committed to Excellence."

HAMILTON CORE VALUES

"We believe it starts with me!"

  • Rigor
  • Relevance
  • Relationships
  • REAL
    • Respect
    • Excellence
    • Accountability
    • Leadership

CURRICULUM - MIDDLE SCHOOL

6TH GRADE

Requirements:

  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • World Cultures
  • Physical Education/Health

Electives:

Band, Orchestra, Choir 6, Theatre Arts 6, or a 3-part rotation of Art, Music, Theatre Arts/Speech

7TH GRADE

Requirements:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Texas History
  • Physical Education/Athletics

Electives: 

Art Design, Art, Advanced Art,  Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Theatre Arts, Intermediate Theatre Arts, Professional Communications*, Intermediate Communication Applications*, Reading, Spanish IA*, Spanish I*, Spanish for Native Speakers II/IIIK*, French IA*, French I*, Teen Leadership, Yearbook, Newspaper, Touch System Data Entry*, Career Portals: Family & Consumer Sciences, Exploring Foods and Fabrics, Concepts of Engineering & Technology*, and Principles of Manufacturing*

8TH GRADE

Requirements:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics (either 8th-grade math or Algebra I*)
  • Science
  • U.S. History
  • Physical Education/Athletics

Electives:

Art Design, Art, Advanced Art,  Art I*, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Theatre Arts, Intermediate Theatre Arts, Advanced Theatre Arts, Professional Communications*, Intermediate Communication Applications*, Advanced Speech, Reading, Spanish IB*, Spanish I*, Spanish II*, Spanish for Native Speakers II/IIIK*, Spanish for Native Speakers IVAP*, French IB*, French I*, French II*, Technology Education, Introduction to Web Mastering, Introduction to Computer Science, Teen Leadership, Yearbook, Newspaper, Touch System Data Entry*, Business Information Management I*, Principles of Human Services and Hospitality/Tourism*, Career Portals: Family & Consumer Sciences, Exploring Foods and Fabrics, Concepts of Engineering & Technology*, and Principles of Manufacturing*

High School credit will be awarded for the courses indicated.  Students must qualify before enrolling.

ENROLLMENT

1479 students as of September 17, 2018

Demographics

(as indicated in the 2018-19 AEIS Report)

  • AFRICAN AMERICAN - 9.4%
  • HISPANIC - 25.6%
  • WHITE - 50.3%
  • NATIVE AMERICAN - 0.5%
  • ASIAN - 10.5%
  • PACIFIC ISLANDER - 0.1%
  • TWO OR MORE RACES - 3.6%
  • ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED - 28.1%

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