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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Hampton City Public Schools is a public school district located in Hampton, VA. It has 19,589 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

Hampton City Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1040
1,254 responses
Average ACT
23
197 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
19,589
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,867
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,583/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$34,870
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,041
National
$949
Median Home Value
$215,719
National
$184,700

Hampton City Public Schools Reviews

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I enjoyed the strong sense of community in HCS. Throughout my many years attending Hampton City Public Schools, I've always enjoyed the activities each school I've attended hosted. Whether it be a talent show or a school dance, each event was memorable in its own way and I truly felt connected with those around me. My one critique, however, is the lack of discipline when it comes to conflict between students or teachers. When I experienced problems with students and staff alike my complaints were not seen with an open mind, and instead of attempting to reach a common ground the student and teacher were allowed to continue their poor treatment. I also don't feel as if I'm prepared for my future after attending these schools. I've received little training for the real world, and any questions I've attempted to ask are waved off and I'm left confused.
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What I liked about Hampton City Schools is their wide variety of extracurriculars. Whether it be art, theatre, music, or sports there's something for everyone. What needs to change is the funding that goes into our programs. Compared to other school districts our arts programs don't receive the funding it deserves. The arts students do a lot but receive nothing in return. Being a member of my school's music program, we travel to different school districts for competitions and I often compare what they have to what we have. It shows that those school districts really care for their art programs and that they want what's best for those students. I hope that Hampton City Schools changes how they fund programs so that all students get the opportunities they deserve like other school districts.
I like that Hampton City Schools has a wide variety of class options, programs, and a diverse school system. There is a place for every student to pursue their passion ranging from getting recruited for a college sport or getting a professional certification before you graduate. I admire the ambitious school district for taking on many projects such as Freshman Academies, where they can begin to explore careers through classes as early as the ninth grade. For me personally, participating in their Gifted Program and their Governor's STEM Applied Arts Academy has greatly enriched my years as a student. I have felt at home in Hampton City Schools, and enjoyed all my years as a student there.