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Come Be a Part of Our Family

Hamilton Elementary School is a special place and we can't wait for your family to be a part of it.

Hamilton is a neighborhood school and accepts all students living in the attendance area at any time. Neighborhood parents for incoming Kindergarten students are strongly encouraged to register in February prior to the general lottery.

Additionally, we are a fine and performing arts magnet cluster school. This means we are a neighborhood school which accepts students from outside our attendance area through the GoCPS lottery system if space is available. Tours are available monthly throughout the school year. If you would like to learn more about Hamilton, please join us on a tour! 

Visit the calendar for the next tour date!

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So, who is enrolling?

Kindergarten – 8th Grade Admissions

Hamilton is a neighborhood school and accepts all students living in the attendance area at any time. Neighborhood parents for incoming Kindergarten students are strongly encouraged to register by January, prior to the general lottery. 

Please fill out our Hamilton Kindergarten 2023-2024 form. 

We are excited to welcome prospective families for all grades to join us for school tours. RSVP HERE

September 16, 2022 at 8:30 am

September 26, 2022 at 8:30 am

September 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm

October 7, 2022 at 8:30 am

October 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm

October 24, 2022 at 8:30 am

 

November 7, 2022 at 8:30 am

November 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm

November 18, 2022 at 8:30 am

November 30, 2022 at 8:30 am

 

December 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm

The start of the 2023-2024 school year is still several months away. In the meantime gather your paperwork and fill out ours if you are a neighborhood family living within the Hamilton attendance boundaries.

 

If you're applying to Hamilton through GoCPS; applications are now open and close on December 2, 2023.

Enrollment Paperwork

Proof of Age:

Includes, but is not limited to, any ONE of the documents listed below: (must be originals, we will make copies)

  • Child's birth certificate

 

Proof of Current Address:

Includes Drivers license or State ID, and  TWO of the documents listed below: (Must be originals, we will make copies) Must be in parent's name.

  • Current utility bill 

  • Deed

  • Employee identification number

  • MediPlan/Medicaid card

  • Court documents

  • Illinois Department of Public Aid card

  • Stamped United States Post Office change of address form

  • Illinois state aid check/social security check

 

Medical Forms:

  • Due by August 1st. It is recommended that you schedule your child's physical exam,  eye exam (with an optometrist) and dental exam as soon as possible so that all documents/forms are completed by the due date. *All forms are linked

  • Exceptions to this will be Physical exams in which your child's birth date is after the due date. All medicals must be within one year to be valid. Please see health requirements for kindergarten

 

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Student Medical Information

 

Family Income Form

 

Media Release Form

Emergency Health Information

 

Applications for out of district students are due in December. Please visit GoCPS for complete information.

 

Please email Denise Pfeifer, School Clerk at dmpfeifer@cps.edu with any questions.

PreK For All Admissions

Room 101 is a special place and we're excited to welcome 20 four year olds into our Preschool program each year. 

Chicago Early Learning manages the application process which opens in the spring for the following school year. As soon as we have more information we will share it here.

Offers are prioritized based on 

 - Economic Need

 - Students with Disabilities and/or Living in Temporary Situations

 - Siblings Currently Enrolled at Hamilton

 - Proximity to Hamilton

 

Please email Denise Pfeifer, School Clerk at dmpfeifer@cps.edu with any questions.

High School/9th Grade Admissions

Transitioning to high school in Chicago provides a lot of options. While options are great, it can also feel overwhelming. At Hamilton we believe in neighborhood schools and ask families to first look at their neighborhood high school and if the school does not have the academic programs, after school clubs or sports, or other needs, then families can open up their search to other schools and programs.

 

To locate your neighborhood school, use this CPS School Locator Tool.

 

2023-2024 GoCPS Application Window:
OPEN Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
CLOSE on Friday, December 2nd, 2022

More information about CPS high school options and applications is available on the HS Explore site as well as this GoCPS Overview Document for Applying to 9th Grade.

Interested in getting updates from CPS directly?:
Sign up on the GoCPS Website and scroll down to SUBSCRIBE for 2023-2024.
If you have an account already with GoCPS from last school year or want to create one, you can sign in at: GoCPS Account Access and Creation

CPS High School Admissions Test Dates:
The CPS High School Admissions Test will be available to all current CPS students applying to ninth grade on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022. All 8th grade students will take the exam at Hamilton during the school day.

 

Results will be uploaded to the GoCPS account when results are released. CPS plans to release results prior to the due date in December. Here is more information about the CPS High School Admissions Exam.

Student Support:
Students meet one-on-one as well as in large groups with the School Counselor to review processes, to explore options, as well as understand the different school programs. Students will use HSBound.ORG site to assist in learning more, including location/distance from home.


Parent Support:
A parent information session will be held on Thursday, October 6th at 6pm to assist parents in understanding the application process. Parents will also be invited to meet with the School Counselor to receive additional personal support during the application season. If you have questions, please email Ms. Gardner, Hamilton School Counselor at: lterry@cps.edu 

Open Houses/Fairs:
Specific school open houses, tours and fairs should be considered to focus on helping decide on which schools to apply to as well as ranking order. Please always check directly using the school website for up-to-date information, however, students and parents can utilize the PADLET below to locate more information about high school options as well as open house, tours, and fair dates and times.

If you have trouble viewing the PADLET,

click the link below to visit the page.

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