Jewell serves as the site of the South Hamilton School District, a quality K-12 program in two updated centers. The South Hamilton School District is comprised of 206 square miles and is located 4 miles west of Interstate 35 and 18 miles north of Ames (Iowa State University). The school has 60 teachers and 4 administrators situated in two building complexes, with district enrollment of over 800 students. The communities of Jewell, Ellsworth, Stanhope, and Randall are all served by the South Hamilton School District.

Students and Faculty have access to over eighty Macintosh and IBM computers, as well as the Internet where South Hamilton has it's own web site. Small class size increases teacher student interaction creating a healthy learning environment.

Iowa State University, the Webster City campus of Iowa Central Community College, Des Moines Area Community College (branches in Des Moines, Ankeny, and Boone), and Drake University (Des Moines) are all within easy commuting distance.

Our Mission: 

"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."

High School & Middle School

The 7-12 Middle School/High School offers a wide variety of curriculum choices as well as many other special programs which encourage students to develop their unique gifts and interests:

  • art
  • computer and business education
  • family and consumer science
  • health
  • industrial technology
  • Internet access including lap top usage
  • language arts
  • math
  • music
  • physical education
  • social studies
  • science
  • spanish
  • vocational agriculture
  • at-risk and dropout prevention program
  • basketball, baseball, cross country, football, golf, softball, track, volleyball, and wrestling
  • cheer leading for all sports
  • DARE
  • drama programs
  • Home School Assistance Program
  • National Honor Society
  • peer helping support group
  • special education program
  • talented and gifted program
  • yearbook staff
  • Dance Squad
Elementary School

The Pre-School - 6th Elementary School offers the following:

Paul Hemphill 
South Hamilton Elementary School
404 Blain Street, Jewell, IA 50130
Ph: 827-5096, Fax: 827-5868
School Sports

Information about some of the South Hamilton School District Sports Activities can be found here: South Hamilton School Sports.

For game and meet schedules, please check the school's website page: South Hamilton Sport Schedules.

For information about Parent-Organized Sports, please check here:Parent-Organized Sports for Kids.

Ken Howard
Scott Dryer
South Hamilton Middle School & High School
315 Division Street, Jewell, IA 50130
Supt: 827-5479, Office: 827-5418, Fax: 827-5368
Website: South Hamilton Schools
Website: South Hamilton Schools