TRADITION - PRIDE - EXCELLENCE
Hamilton High School West is a four-year comprehensive high school college and career ready program with approximately 1300 students encompassing grades 9-12. As a comprehensive high school, a wide variety of courses are offered to address individual student needs that include special education, technical and vocational studies, business and Information Technology, college preparatory, and advanced placement programs. We currently have 15 advanced placement courses for which our students could receive college credit. Hamilton West is proud of its efforts to address not only the academic but also the social and emotional needs of students through a wide variety of activities.
Academically, Hamilton West is proud that over 83% of the Class of 2014 enrolled in post-secondary schools and another 6% entered the military. Students in the Class of 2014 have received approximately $647,000 in school and community scholarships. The diversity of our student population is well reflected in the fact that the senior class had students attending 63 different colleges. Hamilton West has students attending numerous prominent universities and colleges including, but not limited to The College of New Jersey, Howard University, Mercer County Community College, Rider, Rowan, Rutgers, Stockton, Temple, United States Naval Academy, University of Delaware, and Yale.
The student body is offered a wide variety of extracurricular activities in addition to the athletic program, which involves over 360 student athletes per season. There are 21 varsity sports and 45 athletic teams. Approximately 20 student clubs and activities offer the students opportunities to expand their social experiences. Hamilton High School West focuses on character education reflecting our climate.
Hamilton West is also very fortunate to have both the assistance and commitment of involved parent groups. The PTA, athletic booster clubs, and Band Boosters offer a valuable service not only to our students but also to the staff as well. Our students experience much success on the athletic fields, in the arts, and in the academic areas with the support of our many parent groups.
Hamilton West has a dedicated teaching staff. They have made a commitment to the students not only to teach the broad and inclusive curriculum but also to assist them in their overall development through their teenage years as they prepare for the 21st century. The guidance staff has made the commitment to address numerous social issues confronting students, in addition to serving as academic and career counselors. Our professional development program has been recognized as “outstanding” by the State Department of Education. The teaching staff has been trained in instructional theory, learning styles, thinking skills, cooperative learning, computer technology, and classroom management. The overall commitment of the staff to keep abreast of the recent trends in education and their dedication to the students of Hamilton West help create a positive learning environment for all students.
Built in 1929, Hamilton High School West takes a great deal of PRIDE of our long standing TRADITION of producing EXCELLENT students to serve our community. We will continue to update our facilities and course offerings to meet the needs of our students and community. We look forward to the continued success of our school in the future.