School Details

North Hamilton Elementary School

1291 Florida St, Jennings, FL 32053
(386) 938-1400
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 480 students 17 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

62%
49%
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47%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Hamilton County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
57%
61%
65%
54%
60%
83%
77%
83%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
83%
73%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Hamilton County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
40%
55%
48%
47%
60%
48%
41%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Hamilton County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
44%
52%
45%
41%
59%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Hamilton County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Hamilton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jennings. The principal of North Hamilton Elementary School is Ms. Brenda Gaddy, who can be contacted at brenda.gaddy@hamiltonfl.com. 480 children attend North Hamilton Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 21% of the North Hamilton Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 78% of the 480 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at North Hamilton Elementary School is 17:1. Jennings First Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 44%
Hispanic 33% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 37%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 80%
Limited English proficiency 21% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Favoritism still exists even with new staff. Not talking about good students...it is all about family & how long you have lived in the area. It is disorganized at best. They believe you should teach for the FCAT only which robs children of needed education. There are teachers who honestly care but not many. If your child is smart just be prepared their job is to teach the other kids. Bulling is a HUGE problem. My kids have been beaten bloody had stuff stolen & broken. The superintendent of the district does not like anyone else's opinions & keeps a firm thumb on the school not allowing them to do their job. But her response is "not my problem".

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children in North Hamlton and am highly impressed with the competence and dedication of its teachers and staff. Outstanding school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two grandchildren that I have custody of and they have attended NHE all of their school years and they are in the fifth and six grade and I think the school is great! There is a ;little favortism but I think you would find that in any small community. I feel the teachers really do care about the childrens education. Now to tell the truth I am concerned about them going the jr high and high school. Ruby Marcano

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to this school and i am in high school. This is one of the best schools in the State of Florida. The teachers there are the best and they stay after school with the kids to help them with there problems with a subject. The teachers do care they stay after school getting little pay when they stay after ward so that means that they do care. Wonderful staff. This school realy studys on reading and math alot. If you are coming from this school and you are going to the high schools in the North Florida Area you are supected to master reading and math more than any school. You are also supected to be in all honers classes.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent my child went to NHE for 5 yrs & now i have another there. NHE has it's problems like any other school. It's my belief that the admin do an excellent job. I don't think they show favoritism to friends but I could see how it would be hard to be it their position & make sure you didn't 100% of the time. I'm not sure that I agree with education problems arising from the parents but parents are one of the keys to success so if the parents stay on top of how their children are doing & the teachers open their doors in a very friendly manner things could be worked out to help a child in need. The school as a whole is very dedicated to the well being of your child/their education.

  • (7 years ago)

    To much favortism for family and friends of staff!!!!!!!!!

  • (10 years ago)

    My sons atend this school teachers don't care they do not help kids understand work and they are always too buisy for the perants. Kids get pick on by bigger kids and the elementry teachers do not care. I am realy dissadisfide with this school. The teachig staff has no expectations high for nobodys kids but theres.

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