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Village of Sussex - Hamilton High School was named one of Newsweek Magazine’s top 500 high schools in the nation for the second time.

The school ranked 337 this year and 434 in 2014 – up 97 spots within two years.

Hamilton was one of five schools in Waukesha County given the distinction this year. In total, 20 schools across Wisconsin made the list.

“We appreciate that the work of our staff in reaching students is being recognized through this award," said Hamilton High School principal Candis Mongan. "Teachers at Hamilton are personalizing learning so that students are being challenged and meeting their academic and personal goals. That is the most rewarding aspect of our work.”

Newsweek makes its selections based on data that shows how well the schools prepare students for college.

Here are some of the stats that made Hamilton a top 500 high school: a 97.9 percent graduation rate, 87 percent college bound and a college readiness core of 75.8 percent.​

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