The Hamilton Township Schools are a comprehensive community public school district, serving students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Hamilton Township, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 4,370 students and 256.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.0:1.
The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "CD", the sixth-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.
Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Oakcrest High School, located in Hamilton Township, which serves students from Hamilton Township. As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 992 students and 93.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.6:1. The high school is part of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, a regional high school district serving students at the district's two other schools, Absegami High School and Cedar Creek High School, from the other constituent districts of Egg Harbor City, Galloway Township and Mullica Township, together with students from the City of Port Republic and Washington Township (in Burlington County), who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective school districts.
For the 1998-99 school year, the George L. Hess Educational Complex was recognized with the National Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.
George L. Hess Education Complex was named as a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve, in the 1994-95 school year
Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:Elementary schools
Joseph C. Shaner Memorial School with 621 students in grades K - 1
Daniel M. Cartwright, Principal
George Hess Educational Complex with 1,490 in pre-kindergarten and grades 2 - 5
Melanie Lamanteer, Principal
Christine LoPresto, Vice Principal for preschool and Grade 2-5
David Neff, Vice Principal for Grade 2-5
William Davies Middle School with 991 students in grades 6 - 8
Stephen P. Santilli, Principal
Russell Clark, Vice Principal
Kevin Morrison, Vice Principal
Stephanie Wroniuk, Vice Principal
Core members of the district's administration are:Frank Vogel, Superintendent
Anne-Marie Fala, Business Administrator / Board Secretary