Strategic Goals


Dr. Linda Shifflette

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.

2014 Graduates: 1,345

During the 2013-2014 school year, scholarships and grants were awarded totaling $41,000,000.

Graduates Attending
79% accepted to two-year and four-year colleges

On-Time Graduation Rate:
85.5% (As calculated by the Virginia Department of Education‘s On-Time Rate Schedule)

Average Student
Teacher Ratio
Grades K-3 1:23
Grades 4-5 1:25
Middle Schools 1:25
High Schools 1:25

An Overview of HCS

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

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.

Teacher1 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
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

The Campus at Lee housing:
Performance Learning Center
Bridgeport Academy
Adult Education, GED

Student Population: 20,700

English as a Second Language: More than 530 students from 56 countries, speaking 35 different languages

Number of Advanced Placement Courses Offered: 19
Teacher Population
: 1,530
Elementary school teachers with Master’s Degrees & Higher: 259
Middle school teachers with Master’s Degrees & Higher: 216
High school teachers with Master’s Degrees & Higher: 237
National Board Certified Teachers: 94
District’s Budget for 2014-2015: $196,018,093
Student Per Pupil Expenditure as budgeted for FY14: $10,061

*All of our schools are handicap accessible