School Details

Alexander Hamilton High School

98 South Goodwin Avenue, Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-7311
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 437 students 9 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

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33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Elmsford Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
32%
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3%
3%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Elmsford Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
66%
52%
52%
76%
57%
57%
72%
79%
78%
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69%
69%
74%
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75%
74%
73%
72%
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77%
72%
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80%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Elmsford Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Alexander Hamilton High School is a public high school in Greenburgh. The principal of Alexander Hamilton High School is PRINCIPAL - MR. MARC BAIOCCO and can be contacted at mbaiocco@elmsd.org. 437 students go to Alexander Hamilton High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Alexander Hamilton High School students have "limited English proficiency." 37% of the 437 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Alexander Hamilton High School is 9:1. Maria Regina High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 14%
Hispanic 50% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 10%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 43%
Limited English proficiency 11% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Some teachers at this school have no clue what their doing for example the Spanish 2 teachers 2014 they succckkk. One of the Spanish 2 teacher completely ruined Spanish for me i wasn't alone it was the entire class......when we told him about his teaching methods he said that it wasn't the first time he had students complain about his teaching. His name begins with a D. The messed up part about all of this is going and complaining to your counselor constantly telling him that the teacher is bad and him not being able to do anything..

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is the best! It the most amazing staff people and facilities even if they aren't as big as some other schools. No matter what anyone else says I love Alexander High School and everyone that is a part of it!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has made some significant changes over the last few years. It has become a school to be proud of. My honor student is taking some very challenging classes. All the teachers I have encountered seem to be enthusiastic about teaching and push the students. Hamilton is moving in the right direction. The principal can proudly take the credit for a job well done.

  • (1 year ago)

    More is being done now for the children and their future than at any time in the recent past!

  • (2 years ago)

    The changes to AHHS over the past 4 years have been amazing. I have 2 children in the school and they are treated with care and compassion. The teachers are passionate and willing to go the extra mile. This is a huge change. The new principal is amazing and stands at the gate each morning greeting students and parents. The graduation rate has increased to 90%. I am so happy with the new direction the school has taken.

  • (3 years ago)

    This was a great school but changes made since my youngest has been attending it has killed a great program. The teachers complain that administrators are making it difficult to provide a quality education and they shouldn't be talking about the problems to the students. The big problem is that reports show that the district reportedly spends a lot more money per student than even Scarsdale but Elmsford the high school's report card is shameful.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think given the size of this school the academic performance should be much better. The teachers make the difference and from what my child has experienced the teachers are not challenging the students and preparing them adequately. It is unfortunate it appears if some of the teachers really do not care whether or not the students sink or swim. The current pricipal seems to be trying. An overhaul of the teachers would be a good place to begin to make a difference.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently attending AHHS and I've been in the school district since the kindergarten. AHHS doesn't compare to many other high schools. Many programs have been cut and academics are failing. Teachers seem very little to care about the students. shore we have a great ratio of students to teachers but what does that doesn't matter if you don't have teachers who really care about the students. I've been told many times by teachers that they could care less about lesson and they are just there for a paycheck. no student wants to hear something like that coming from a teacher at least I don't. AHHS needs more programs activities sports and classes for the students. we offer much less than other schools do causing many parents to pull their children out of the school by 8th grade. AHHS needs to make big changes because the school is going down

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible. I been here for 4 years and there is no programs or extracurricular activites at this school. I do not recommand anyone to come to this school because it is very disappointing.

  • (5 years ago)

    im starting 9th grade this year and the school is good but the students made you feel unsafe in the hallways and afterschool

  • (6 years ago)

    Really bad school Horrible administration small old not enough classes horrible school lunch I couldn't take this school and had to take my child out of it

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter feels that there is not enough extracurriculum. I feel that trips are to expensive. In the White Plains district they alway raised money so we don't have to pay alot of money for trips. I think that there is not enough communication between the counselor with the parents. The current principle is very good. My child had a problem in the school and he handled it very well. He was able to help us. My daughter plays the violin but they don't have a violin teacher there so she is missing on that. Also the food in the cafeteria is awful. They served french fries every day. Not too much healthy stuff in the cafeteria. I pray to God that everything goes well but it just that we feel that something is missing.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love Hamilton high school! I enjoy the school's friendly and warm atmosphere distributed by all of the school's faculty. Speaking of the faculty I would like to stress the fact that our principal will be greatly missed! He has done a lot for Hamilton and always has the good for the school in his best interest. He is a fine disciplinarian and is respectful of all his faculty and students. One of his unique qualties is that he greets all his students by their first name everyday. It's hard to come by a principal now a days that knows every students name and is willing to say hello to them in passing.

  • (8 years ago)

    First Thank god we are getting a new principal for the high school! It is long over due. We need a neutral leader who's first priority is the kids and then his friendship with the staff. Now all we need is a new asst principal and we will be half way there.The communication with some teachers are poor and needs improvement. You have a handful of teachers who really go above and beyond but they are outweighed by the others and their poor leadership (principal & asst principal). We need a better variety of activities for our children also.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children in this school district one in high school and one in elementary and really love it. There are all kinds of afterschool activities and programs to get involved in. The high school has some nice advanced classes and teachers who really enjoy what they do. I love the fact that my children are exposed to all different cultures. The elementary principal is great. You can tell he loves kids but can be strict when he needs to be.

  • (8 years ago)

    Hamilton is a wonderful school that celebrates each child's individual skills. The honors programs and small class sizes are a real plus. Quite a few new teachers who are energized and passionate about their subject matter. Excellent communication with parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hamilton HS is a good school that could be better. More AP classes are in order. The primary and elementry schools in Elmsford are excellent. When children reach HS they should be pushed and challenged. The teachers are generally very good and the honors courses are great. The honors classes should be opened to more children.

  • (9 years ago)

    This small school has a pretty good student to faculty ratio for a public school. Some of the older teachers (who were really amazing) have retired and the new crop are an energetic bunch.

  • (10 years ago)

    this school is great. its a small school and you get to know everybody. kids have fun and thier are activities kidas can participate in. teachers get involved wit thier students and help them out with problems both from school and others.

  • (10 years ago)

    Was a good school when I was there but no longer takes pride in its sports programs. Sports give students a sense of belonging and pride even if some do not get involved.

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