Overall, Hamilton is by far the best in the district. I have attended for 3 years, going on 4. The quality of teaching is very high, especially considering the size of the school. They offer a vast amount of programs and AP courses. I have taken a few and gotten great AP scores.
I have only experienced one or two teachers that consistently get bad reports. I don't think this should overshadow the positives, though. There a mobiles, but 90% of your time at Hamilton is in an air-conditioned main building.
There has been a lot of money given to focus on Football, one of our main sporting events and largest crowds. But there are a wide variety of activities, I participated in Tennis. But even if a student doesn't want to take general PE or after school sports they can participate in an "Academy" sport of golf, tennis, soccer, and football.
Hamilton boasts a "wide variety" of options, but as a student I would highly recommend packing your own lunch! Chips, fries, and cookies cost less than the healthy choices of yogurt, wraps, and salads, all of which can be wilted or old by B or C lunch hours.
As for the counselors, I would definitely praise Mrs. Lytle in the Career Center and all the counselors. Some work harder than others, but that's to be expected. If students are wary about college plans, or don't know how to find their way, the Career Center will greatly serve as a guiding light for lost students looking for a career or college path.
Despite reviews of the school calling it out for overcrowding or strict security guards, it stands out as an exceptional school.
My largest and most worrying complaints come from the security guards, cafeteria, and ASD program. The security guards at Hamilton vary greatly. Many of them have nicknames, and by doing so students and parents will soon find that their children are either getting along or getting picked on by security guards. The ASD program is useless, but as long as homework is done, there should be no problems.