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School Board annual organization meeting held; Board chair and vice chair elected

Robert Staton III, rising seventh grade student at Eaton Fundamental Middle School, gives opening at the July 10 School Board meeting

HCS offers Social Emotional Learning Academy for staff

Summer STREAM Program students learn to cook

Hampton City Schools announces assistant principal new hires and changes

HCS teachers participate in Renewable Energy Inquiry and Engineering Workshop

Hampton City Schools announces senior directors

Hampton City Schools names director of student services

Hampton City Schools announces principal new hires and changes

Teachers and students plant oysters

Venicia Ferrell serves as panelist and session leader at the 2019 Chesapeake Bay Environmental Literacy Leadership Summit

Hampton City Schools earns national recognition for digital media and publications

EJ Richardson III of Bethel High School named Gatorade Virginia Boys Track & Field Player of the Year

Tarrant Middle School and Machen Elementary School Earn 2019 Board of Education Continuous Achievement Award

Virginia Ship Repair Recognized by VDOE & VCCS as an Exemplary CTE Program

Bethel High School – 2019 Commencement

Hampton High School – 2019 Commencement

Kecoughtan High School – 2019 Commencement

Phoebus High School – 2019 Commencement

Special graduation ceremony held at Sentara CarePlex for Kecoughtan grad

Eleven Hampton City Schools students accepted into Summer Residential Governor’s Schools

Hampton City Schools to provide free summer meals to children

Booker and Machen elementary schools celebrate 50th anniversaries

Phenix PreK-8 School uses $1,000 Hampton Arts Commission grant to produce student artwork

Rayghen Judd, fifth grade student at Cooper Elementary Magnet School for Technology, gives opening at the June 5 School Board meeting

Hampton Education Foundation awards Michael Canty Scholarship to three students

Phenix PreK-8 School to participate in the Redskins Read program for the 2019-2020 school year

Alison Wescott of Langley Elementary School receives free “Thank-You” vacation from Virginia Lottery

Members of middle school Brave Hearts Club experience aviation careers

HCS joins PAYA Network

HCS names Edgenuity Students of the Month for June

HCS names Edgenuity Students of the Month for May

Explore Learning recognizes teachers and schools for Gizmos use

Phoebus High School Academies host Forrest Awesome Attendance Academy

Kecoughtan High School places first in ODU Regional Stock Market Game

Hampton City Schools honors 2018-2019 retirees

Kecoughtan High School students spruce up their courtyard and media center with garden and murals

Spratley Gifted Center choir has successful competition season

Kim Richardson, teacher development coordinator, earns doctorate degree

Hampton City Schools 5K race raises $19,000 to support on-time graduation

School Board selects student School Board representatives for 2019-2020

“We Are 1619” essay contest winners announced

Excitement is in the air as seniors prepare to graduate June 13-15

Students honored at academic banquet


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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. 

As stated in School Board Policy AC, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAH for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 

All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review School Board Policy GBAB-R.    

Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact Hampton City Schools Compliance Officer at: One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA  23669 or (757) 727-2300.  



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.

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.


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,, 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.


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.


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.