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Our Mission: In collaboration with our community, Hampton City Schools ensure
academic excellence for every child, every day, whatever it takes.

Vision: Hampton City Schools: the first choice for success for every student.

Welcome to Hampton City Schools (Video)

Core Values: We believe that the developmental needs of children are central to every aspect of the operation of Hampton City Schools and that all interactions with our stakeholders must be governed by our core values-integrity, responsibility, innovation, excellence, and professionalism.

1 Early Childhood CenterMoton Early Childhood Center

19 Elementary Schools K-5
(includes 1 magnet, 2 fundamental schools and 1 school for the arts)

1 Gifted Center - Spratley Gifted Center (Gr. 3-8) 

2 PK-8 Schools - Andrews PK-8 | Phenix PK-8
800 elementary students each—PK-5
400 middle school students each—Grades 6-8
100 middle school students in each choice program
Designed with three major learning centers
PK-Grade 2
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Established Choice Programs
Andrews PK-8 focus—Engineering
Phenix PK-8 focus—Biotechnology/Medical Arts

5 Middle Schools (includes 1 fundamental and 1 magnet)

4 High schools (each including a specialized academic)
The Campus at Lee housing: Performance Learning Center, Bridgeport Academy,
and Adult Education, GED

Accreditation: Virginia State Department of Education. High Schools are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia.

*All of our schools are handicap accessible

English as a Second Language: More than 530 students from 47 countries, speaking 46 different languages

2016 Graduates: 1,300 
During the 2015-2016 school year, scholarships and grants were awarded totaling more than 30.5 million.
Graduates Attending College: 738 plan to attend a 4 year college;
215 plan to attend a 2-year college
On-Time Graduation Rate:
91% (As calculated by the Virginia Department of Education‘s On-Time Rate Schedule)
Average Pupil/Teacher Ratio:
Grades K-3 1:23
Grades 4-5 1:25
Middle Schools 1:25
High Schools 1:25

Student Population: 20,358
Number of Advanced Placement Courses Offered
: 20
Teacher Population
: 1,537
Teachers with Master’s Degrees & Higher: 773
National Board Certified Staff Members: 82
District’s Budget for 2016-2017: $200,450,417
Student Per Pupil Expenditure as budgeted for FY17: $11,302






 photo of a teacher and student

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HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robbin G. Ruth, Executive Director, Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-2000. 

1.     PURPOSE

Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper,


HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies. 


The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.

Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster,, the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing,, and/or the Director of Graphics,

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

·      A description of the accessibility concern or question;

·      The webpage address of the requested material;

·      The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;

·      The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.

Some documents on the website are in a portable document format (PDF).  The Adobe website provides a free service to convert Acrobat PDF files to other formats, including text and HTML.  Adobe’s web-based tool will quickly change an Acrobat file into an HTML file or textile.  The online PDF conversion form is available on the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat.  With this tool, users can read PDF files with a screen reader.  Adobe and the Trace Research Center also offer a free Acrobat conversion service that converts PDF files to text or HTML format by sending a user’s request via email.  All individuals with internet service can access the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat PDF website.


HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.


HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as, as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.