About South Hamilton

Welcome to education at South Hamilton CSD

The South Hamilton Community School District has a stable student enrollment of approximately 740 students.  About 52 teachers, three administrators, and numerous support staff serve a student population from the communities and surrounding areas of Randall, Stanhope, Ellsworth and Jewell, Iowa. At South Hamilton Schools, all stakeholders share a universal commitment to strive for excellence in all district academic and extra-curricular activities to enable all students to reach their full potential.

South Hamilton Community School Vision Statement:
To prepare our children for the world in which they live.

South Hamilton Community School Mission Statement:
The South Hamilton School and community will provide students a safe environment with high educational standards in which students will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to be productive, responsible members of society.

Faculty & Staff Highlights

  • Committed to teaching ALL students
  • Dedicated to upgrading educational practices and instruction
  • Low pupil-teacher ratio
  • Encouraged to improve through mentoring and further education
  • Integrated technology into classrooms
  • Registered school nurse available
  • Preschool through 12th grades on one community campus
  • High percentage of instructional staff with advanced degrees
  • District-wide TLC – Teacher Leadership Program beginning 2016 school year

District-wide One to One Program
South Hamilton has been a 1:1 technology school since the fall of 2009.  With technical support from a full-time Technology Director, each student in grades Prep-K through 12th grade has access to a school-provided device.  In grades Prep-K through 1st grade, students have their own Chrome flipbook that stays in the classroom with them.  Grades 2-6 have Chromebooks that remain at school.   In grades 7 through 12, students have Chromebooks that they personally possess during the school year.
Special Programs

  • Talented and Gifted Education
  • At-risk student support and program
  • Home School Assistance Program (HSAP)
  • Concurrent College Course Options
  • Articulation Agreements, ICCC
  • Accelerated Reader Program
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • English Language Learner (ELL) Support
  • 4-year old preschool
  • Transitional Kindergarten
  • Resource Rooms Pre K-12
  • Title I Reading K-5
  • Comprehensive School Counseling Program


  • FFA
  • National  Honor Society
  • Student Leadership Team
  • Secondary Student Committees/Councils

Extra Curricular Activities

Pep Band Football
Marching Band Volleyball
Concert Band Cross Country
Choir Basketball
Music Contest Track
Speech Contest Flags
School Play Softball
Musical Baseball
Dance Team Golf
Yearbook Staff Wrestling
Spelling Bee Cheerleading
Large Group Speech Student Council
Individual Speech

Vocational Programs

  • Finance, Marketing
  • Comprehensive Industrial Technology Program
  • School-to-work students job shadow and enter the workplace learning teamwork, self-management, and problem-solving skills on-the-job
  • Television and Media Programming
  • Cadet Teaching Program


Community Involvement

  • South High Pride (Athletic Boosters)
  • Elementary Booster Club
  • South Hamilton Music Boosters
  • District Technology Committee
  • School Improvement Committee
  • South Hamilton Education Foundation
  • Instructional Partnerships with area businesses and employers
  • Veteran’s Day Events
  • Coaches Vs. Cancer Events


Cultural Experiences

  • Music Trips every 4 years
  • Miscellaneous field trips to points of interest
  • Foreign Student Exchange Program