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775 Rathmell Road
Columbus, Ohio 43207
P: (614) 491-8044
F: (614) 491-8323
About Our District
Welcome To Hamilton Local Schools
Our school district currently counts its enrollment at more than 3,100 students. This total does not include nearly 170 children that are enrolled in our Hamilton Preschool facility. Children from the Southern Franklin County communities of Village of Obetz, Village of Lockbourne, Reese, Hamilton Township, and Shadeville are educated in our schools.
We are thankful that you are taking the time to learn more about our outstanding school district. Hamilton Local School District has been educating students since it was established in 1842. Over the past 175 years, our students have graduated and gone on to lead productive lives in many avenues.
We have alumni who have become doctors, lawyers, and military heroes. We have alumni who have become successful business owners, professional athletes, and even an Air Force One pilot. We have alumni who have become successful farmers, tradesmen, and law enforcers. Our graduates have always been prepared to take the next step in their lives and be successful in any path they choose.
Please take a moment to read the stories below and learn more about the history of our school district. We are a very proud school district that works hard to educate every student and prepare them for success once they have graduated and earned their diploma.
Also note our district's academic accomplishments from recent years in the column to the right. 
District History Feature Articles
Written by Linda Dillman
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History Series: Hartman Farm School
History Series: Article #3 
History Series: Miner High School 1918-1939
History Series: Article #4 
Other Articles About Our District
A short history of Hamilton Schools
As we move towards the new HTHS...
Hamilton Local School District Mural
Recent District Recognitions
  • 2017 Education Cities independent study of Academic Gap Closing rated Hamilton Elementary, Hamilton Intermediate, Hamilton Middle, and Hamilton Township High School as Central Ohio's top 4 public schools for their recent academic performance.
  • 2017 Columbus CEO Magazine Top Workplace for 4th consecutive year
  • Named 2017 Bronze Award winner as one of America's Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report for 5th year in a row
  • In 2017, Hamilton Preschool received another FIVE STAR Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) rating from the Ohio Department of Education
  • A record number of HTHS students are taking advantage of the College Credit Plus program to get a jump start on their post secondary education.
  • We are currently partnering with Columbus State on an Investing In Innovation (i3) grant that totals nearly $1.75 million in funding for our district related to professional development, educational software, and funding for personnel.
  • Our district is currently working with many outside entities to establish career pathways for our students including: The Electrical Trades Center, Hamilton Township Fire Department, and the Village of Obetz Mayor's Council for Jobs.
  • Two teachers received grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation to establish Math and Science initiatives.
  • Our district's academic success is admired by education professionals throughout Ohio and beyond as many have visited us or asked about our students and educators achievements in the classroom.
  • Current Ohio Secretary of State, and candidate for Governor, Jon Husted visited in 2016 to learn how our district had such an academic turn around over the previous decade.
  • Our district also boasts a National Blue Ribbon School, HTHS is nationally accredited, district has received multiple ODE School of Promise designations, 2013 Ohio Teacher of the Year, Ohio's 2014 Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Award Winner, 2015 Ohio Teacher of the Year Semifinalist, 2015 Ohio District 9 Teacher of the Year, and a current Finalist for Ohio's Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (Math K-6).
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District Administrative Offices
775 Rathmell Road   |   Columbus, Ohio 43207
Phone: 614-491-8044   |   Fax: 614-491-8323
Schools Phone Numbers Fax Numbers Schools Phone Numbers Fax Numbers
Hamilton Township High School 614-491-8044 x1800 614-492-1495 Hamilton Elementary School 614-491-8044 x1300 614-492-1499
Hamilton Middle School 614-491-8044 x1500 614-491-0260 Hamilton Preschool 614-491-8044 x1231 614-491-5564
Hamilton Intermediate School 614-491-8044 x1600 614-492-1059
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