School Details

Hamburg High School

4111 Legion Drive, Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 646-3300

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Public Grades 9-12 1155 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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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.
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About this school

Hamburg High School is a public high school in Boston. The principal of Hamburg High School is PRINCIPAL - MR. MICHAEL GALLAGHER and can be contacted at 1,155 students go to Hamburg High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Hamburg High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 1,155 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hamburg High School is 13:1. Immaculata Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 97%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 19%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Hamburg High School has been a great experience so far!! I have been challenged and am always thriving to move forward. My teachers see my ambition and guide me to do the best of my ability. If you want to be on top Hamburg will help you get there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Hamburg High School offers a variety of programs to suit any students interests. From the arts and drama programs to the athletic teams there is just so much to choose from. They also offer many AP classes to challenge even the brightest young mids. If you want to succeed and challenge yourself Hamburg will help you do it.

  • (5 years ago)

    i love hamburg it is fun and the teachers are all really great they work with you inorder to help you help your child. i really enjoyed see my children grow up at hamburg and i love the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had two sons go thru the Hamburg High School. Both did very well. I especially liked the personal attention and the honest concern my sons. Presently I have a daughter who is in 9th grade and so far - she LOVES the Hamburg High School.

  • (6 years ago)

    I rate this school average. My son is a student and the communication between teacher and student could be better. Teachers should be able to communicate with parents by email. Not all teachers are willing or want to in this day and age should not be choice. All assignments should be on the computer. Other schools are doing this hamburg is falling behind. The high school should be setting the example. I am very disappointed and do not think hamburg is getting my son ready for college.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that Hamburg was a springboard to a higher education across the country. I have seen so many of my friends become successful teachers doctors engineers etc. from Hamburg and recommend the school not only for it's academia but also for it's sports programs music programs and statewide recognitions. I am attending school UB for Environmental Engineering and I am proud to say I grew up in WNY and attended school at Hamburg!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter went to this school and now is a junior in one of the top engineering schools in the US and is there on scholarship. I think Hamburg did well for her to say the least.

  • (7 years ago)

    Graduate of class of 2005 I do not feel Hamburg High School adequately prepared me for college in a technical field (software engineering) As of then there were no courses dealing with computers other than introductions to Microsoft Office products. I had excellent math teachers all retired now. I feel that if I had majored in a liberal art or education (which seems to be the norm coming out of Hamburg) I wouldn't have had a problem.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers in the Science department are great they really listen to the kids are truly there to help them.

  • (11 years ago)

    Hamburg High has got to be one of the most educational and fun-orientated schools in Western New York. I hear from my friends in other districts that don't appreciate their teachers and the atmospere just isn't the same. I love the fact that my parents sent me to a school where I can learn and have fun at the same time! Hamburg also has a great sports program; Hamburg is known for their boys and girls lacrosse boys basketball boys and girls volleyball boys swim team and track and field teams across their section! Hamburg has the second highest graduation rate in New York state and the recent high school graduates (2004) number at 264 with 82% continuing with their formal education in either a trade school or college/university. To hear this from a fellow student of Hamburg High means a lot and I hope you take interest in Hamburg.

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