About Our District
Our school district is located in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. It is the ninth largest school district in the state. We are a suburban school district located between Princeton and Trenton. We have an ideal geographical location that affords Hamiltonians a one hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.
The Hamilton Township School District is comprised of a diverse group of nearly 12,400 students. It consists of 23 schools; which include 3 high schools, 3 middle schools, and 17 elementary schools. It operates one special education alternative program for middle/high school students. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in a shared-time vocational education program sponsored by the Mercer County Vocational Schools. Students are taught and cared for by close to 1,750 certified and non-certified staff members. Our school district budget is approximately 184 million dollars.
The Hamilton Township School District has educated the hearts and minds of its students for over 100 years. Our mission statement, A Quality Education for Every Student, provides the template for the Teaching and Living Character (TLC) Education Program to embody its philosophy: Rooted in Values, Growing in Knowledge, and its vision to see our students become caring, productive citizens of the world community. Our schools reflect the nation’s drive for academic excellence, offering a comprehensive curriculum developed to meet the needs of all Hamilton’s students. Teachers are closely involved in curriculum improvement and staff development programs, including professional learning communities, designed to advance effective instruction.
Student involvement in the Hamilton Township School District is plentiful, with two out of every three students participating in the visual and performing arts, athletics or some other extracurricular activity. Many opportunities for community service and service learning are provided as well. Students are not only participating in these activities, but demonstrating their commitment to excellence and good character traits. Numerous individual and team awards, and various forms of recognition, give evidence to their talent and dedication.
The theme for the 2020-2021 school year is "Hamilton Opens Pathways to Excellence". We believe that students, staff, administrators, and the community are key to HOPE being our mission.
For a brief history on some of the schools in our district, please see the link below.