Schools to Learn From
Teach for America named us one of four Schools To Learn From in the entire United States for our work in building a positive school culture and environment while simultaneously maintaining high academic achievement.
We will be hosting fifty educators from around the world for three days in May to showcase our work.
Hamilton Grange has been honored to serve as a Showcase School since 2017.
The Showcase Schools program is designed to recognize, celebrate, and share promising practices across New York City Department of Education schools by providing innovative professional development for educators by educators. Of New York City's 1,800 schools, just 43 are part of the Showcase Schools program.
As a Showcase School, we design and host visits that are active, transformational learning experiences to expose visitors to promising practices and the conditions that help those practices thrive around our learning focus area of Redefining Discipline and Building Positive Relationships.
Big Apple Award Winner Raya Sam
Our own 6th and 7th grade math teacher Raya Sam is a Big Apple Award Winner!
The Big Apple Awards are a citywide recognition program celebrating NYC teachers who: inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school communities. The 2018 winners were chosen from a pool of more than 6,500 nominations, representing a diversity of grade levels, subject areas, and each of the five New York City boroughs.
#1 Middle School in the State
New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia identified 8 of the State's 4,771 schools as Reward Schools for Progress. These are schools that demonstrate the most progress with minimal gaps in student achievement between certain populations of students.
For the 2017 - 2018 school year, Hamilton Grange was the only middle school honored in the entire state of New York!