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Hamilton Middle School

Results of Start on Time Implementation

Graph showing results of Hamilton's START on Time implementation.

"Tardies last year totaled 6,773 for the first Trimester alone. If each tardy is three minutes that means that 20,319 minutes of instruction were lost in the first Trimester. Comparing last year’s first Trimester total tardies to this year, results indicate a decrease of 50 percent. Because of the “start on time” interventions, it was estimated that 10,134 minutes of instruction have been recaptured."


School Characteristics

Community Setting:   Urban
Grade Range:   6th – 8th
Total Student Population:   1,649
Total Staff:   105

Student Ethnicity

67%   Hispanic
20%   African American
  9%   Asian/Pacific Islander
  4%   Non-Hispanic Caucasian
>1%   Native American

Student Economic Status

90% of students qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program.

Special Education Services

6% of students receive Special Education Services.