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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.
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Hampton City Public Schools Reviews
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.
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.