What is it about a good school that makes it work?
There are piles of research studies that have tried to pinpoint the answer and we pretty much know that all good schools have some things in common: high expectations, strong leadership, great teachers, a commitment to continuous growth and improvement. But there’s no magic formula. So we asked some students and teachers at Hamilton Middle School in Denver — a thriving school with engaged students, involved families, and dedicated educators. Here’s what they said.