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AN OVERVIEW OF HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS

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 35 countries, speaking 41 different languages

2017 Graduates: 1,300 
Scholarships:
During the 2016-2017 school year, scholarships and grants were awarded totaling more than 34.2 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: 19,426
Number of Advanced Placement Courses Offered
: 20
Teacher Population
: 1,503
Teachers with Master’s Degrees & Higher: 732
National Board Certified Staff Members: 60
District’s Budget for 2017-2018: $203,660,107
Student Per Pupil Expenditure as budgeted for FY18: $11,671

AN OVERVIEW

LEADERSHIP

SUPERINTENDENT

STRATEGIC PLAN

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

 photo of a teacher and student


©2017 HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS All rights reserved - One Franklin Street, Hampton Virginia 23669 - 757-727-2000

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. 

HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS
WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE

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, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us

 DEFINITION

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.

Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites.  HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.

HCS WEBMASTER AND ACCESSIBILITY

The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

  • To download this free program, visit the Adobe website.
  • To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website, which provides useful tools and resources.

Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.

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, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us., the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, dgulotta@hampton.k12.va.us and/or the Director of Graphics, mhouser@hampton.k12.va.us.

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.

SELF-MONITORING

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.

Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
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.

DISCLAIMER

HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “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.