I'm very happy with all the new positive changes taking place at Hamilton. The new principle is doing a great job and Hamilton's teachers are wonderful. Hamilton offers the IPM program, athletics and has an amazing arts program that includes band, theatre and dance.
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Posted by a parent on 10/30/13
This school is rebuilding and on it's way to the top. With a unified student body, teaching teams across multiple programs, and a superb Administration, everyone is happy and learning. Hamilton Middle School is a school with excellence in Academics, Arts, and Athletics. Students are constantly challenged
... Read more to learn new things. With 21st century technology in classrooms, an outstanding electives program, and encouragement to play a sport, all students have the opportunity to grow and become well rounded individuals. You will not find a better music program anywhere in Denver, with both the orchestra and band receiving superior ratings from CHSAA in the last school year. Students in vocal music and instrument music represent the school in the DPS Citywide music programs every year. Hamilton Middle School Students continue to take awards on a National level. New logo, new website, and new programs, everyone is encouraged to get involved as we build a stronger Hamilton. Our family could not think of a better place to learn. I know our students will be prepared for the world ahead of them. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/14/13
What a difference a new principal makes in a few short months. Mr. Dawkins and his staff have worked tirelessly to turn this school around and it is showing. He cares about the education of ALL STUDENTS in the building whether they chose IPM or the PEAK program. It is very refreshing to see staff
... Read more and students smiling and excited about coming to school everyday. My 8th grader says it feels like a totally different school that when he started in 6th grade. I volunteer in the school and it's nice to see the transition that is going on. Hamilton is well on its way to being the best middle school in Colorado. I would highly recommend you take a look at the academic, athletics, and art programs the school has to offer. There is a wonderful drama dept., vocal music program, band and orchestra program, visual art, and computer programs. It is a great option located in Southeast Denver. Be sure to come check out the new Hamilton before making a choice for middle school. You'll be glad you did!! Thank you DPS for making a much need change at our wonderful neighborhood school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/30/13
Wow! What renaissance since last year. Everybody is smiling! It's hard to believe it's the same school. Many new enthusiastic teachers. An all new administration, including a kid, parent and teacher friendly principal who puts kids first and is dedicated to making Hamilton the best school in the state.
... Read more New technology including smart boards in nearly every room. A dynamic elective program the includes art, band, orchestra, vocal music, dance and two computer courses. Two academic choices IPM and PEAK designed to accommodate every kid. Their school rating for last is a reflection of the old administration and some teachers who were shown the door. My son is proud to be a Husky again! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/14/13
We are in our third year at Hamilton, and my two kids continue to have a wonderfully dynamic educational experience at this DPS school. The team teaching approach incorporated at the school ensures that kids don't slip through the cracks. My kids are challenged academically while being given the freedom
... Read more to use their imagination and creativity in the process. We feel good about our decision to send our kids to Hamilton, and there is no question that they will be ready for whichever high school they choose. Additionally, the administrative staff at the school is fabulous! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/10/13
Hamilton Middle School in Denver is a different school today than it was one short year ago. I'm amazed how a change in leadership has made such a difference. I know the sticks and bricks are the same, but it even LOOKS better. However, the real metamorphosis is in the attitude of the faculty, staff,
... Read more and especially in the students. Hamilton was never a bad school, but now it is fantastic. My 8th grader is very enthused (he's in the PEAK program) and is far more engaged now than is past years. He and his friends bubble over about the new principal and the things that are happening. At Hamilton, I feel welcome as a volunteering parent. The teachers are dedicated and concerned about my kid. I had a great experience with a scheduling issue - the Assist. Principal was very responsive and passionate that my son be placed in the best classes for his needs. All in all, I am thrilled with the new Hamilton Middle School. I just wish it had happened sooner. I know my older son (a junior at TJHS) is jealous of his little brother's school and wishes he could have had the same experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Hamilton as an excellent place to spend 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/07/13
I spent my three middle school years in the IPM program at this school, and I loved it. That academics are great, the teachers really care, and I learned so much. I'm now in the IB program at George Washington and I love it. However, the segregation between IPM and PEAK is awful. However, last year,
... Read more the old, prison-guard principal was finally fired, and Mr. Dawkins, the new principal, is wonderful. I believe that the school can only get better from here on out. -Julianna Read less
Posted by a other on 09/01/13
Hello! I am currently and Eighth Grader at Hamilton Middle, and I love it! The new principal, Mr. Dawkins has come in and flipped everything around in the best way possible! But, DO NOT send your child into the new PEAK Program, the IPM program offers outstanding oppurtunities and academics, and the
... Read more teachers truly want the best education for each of their students. An entirely new staff has come in as well, younger and happier, making HMS more welcoming than the old principal. At the rate that our school is accelerating in academics, i wouldn't be surprised at all to see that rating go up to 8 or even 9! Well, got to go now, we're going to Washington DC and the french teacher is considering a Paris trip, so I don't wanna miss out! Read less
Posted by a other on 08/31/13
This school is absolutely horrible. I went here for 6th and 7th grade. I had to move because of the bullying and segregation problems. The principal and teachers stand by and act as if their is nothing wrong with students mentally hurting other students. The 2 years I spent at hamilton were the worst!
... Read more Not only is the social life at hamilton terrible, but so are the academics. I went from being a straight A student to flunking most of my classes. The teachers barely try. The students are insane. The teachers mainly talk to you for 30 minutes and hand you a test expecting you to ace it. I would definitely not recommend this school to any parents. Read less
Posted by a other on 05/30/13
My child started attending Hamilton this year and has went completely downhill. He went from being a normal every day child to a child that I am struggling on a day to day basis to figure out how to deal with properly. His academic work has suffered, his attitude is horrible, and there are other troubling
... Read more signs. I have two other children that would be entering Hamilton over the next few years and I will not be letting them go to this school. The teachers seem unable to control their classroom. Saying things like "I've got a lot of talkers in this class and it gets out of control sometimes." The entire staff seems to be at their whits ends in trying to function on a day to day basis. I quite honestly believe that this school has aided in my child becoming a worse student and individual, not a better one. Read less
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Denver schools — Hamilton Middle School is located at 8600 E Dartmouth Ave, Denver CO 80231. 8600 E Dartmouth Ave is in the 80231 ZIP code in Denver, CO The school district for Hamilton Middle School is the Denver Public Schools No. 1. Hamilton Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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