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Uplift Education-Hampton Prep High School

Charter | 9-12 | 296 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2013

My Son started out in the 10th grade and has now progressed to 11th. My daughter started out in 8th grade and now is in 9th. We were advised of the strictness of the school and what to expect to a certain degree. I sincerly believe if the school had many more opportunities for extra curricular activities. Academically wise they are progressing in a good direction but I do believe at times they can overload the kids. The communciation between parents and teachers needs to become more solid. Parent involvement needs to increase. Overall the school is really good, not great. There is room for improvement. We come out of Cedar Hill ISD so it was a change for the kids especially with the attire but it is doable. The biggest complaint my kids have had to date is that there is not enough for them to be involved in but to hear my 1th grader say at the end of the day he knows he will be able to attend college as a result of his efforts makes it all the while as the school and families do partner together to focus on the children going to college and making it once they get there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

Hampton is the Best School I have been too... Yet there are some students who do not act educational in some ways but myself I am glad that I Came here. Next year I will Be a Junior and I will Become a Role-Model towards others. I do Think they're too strict with the uniforms but It helps when we are on our own in the world. I like all my teachers and the teachers I don't meet as much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2012

Excellent school! Love the zero tolerance they enforce. All of my children attend. They don't particularly like it because its strict. The learning environment is great. I think they need to work on more qualified teachers with lots of experience. Other than that, I do not have to worry about behavior problems, peer pressure or bullying. The staff is very accountable for their actions and the communication the school has with the parents is above & beyond. I LOVE HAMPTON PREP!!!! My kids have a chance to become strong leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

I went here for 2 years. I barely got to learn anything because the teachers were bussy yelling at the bad kids to actually help the smart ones. I honestly was glad to leave the school. It would probly be better if the checked your records and stopped accepting every child who applys...
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2011

This is the first year my son has been at the school having said that i was told many things would happen and of course some of those things never happened or they happened and didn't work. that was to be expected knowing this is a young school. MR. Harris has made some changes and there will be more changes to come. some people don't like that but for me the only way to find the right direction is make the right changes when something doesn't work. i will be bring my son back in 2012 i mean after all (14 kids move on to college with 1.5 million in funds between them to help them on their way. LOL can't be all bad - you do the math - my son is in kinder and he already did the math so i'm good that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

My 8th-grade male enrolled when Hamp first opened. I absolutely loved the school. But a lot of classes were unruly and at the time those teachers did not seem able to control the classes. My own child's discipline was not the best. It broke my heart but I sent him back to public school. I did not want him to contribute to the unruly problem. I feel certain that the school has improved those shortcomings. I wish the best for a great future for Hamp P
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2010

My children have been at Hampton Prep for two years. I like the school and what it stands for, but I don't believe it hires the most qualified teachers. If it is going to be a college prep school then ensure that your staff understands the accountability that comes with that. They have a very high teacher and administration turnover rate. They also need to train they teachers in better classroom management so they can stop yelling so much and then maybe they can get the art of teaching down to a science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

Great school overall. This will be my child's second year at the school and I feel it is improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

My children have attended this school since it opened 2007/2008 school year. Since it opened the Directors of this school have always made promises that are not kept. I really like this school and hope that they will soon start to practice what they preach!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

My daughter is in her second year at Hampton Prep. I picked this school, with the understanding that it would help prepare my child for college. But I found that not to be the case. I like the school, and I'm taking in to account that the school is just starting out. So I know that it takes time to get everything on track. I hope that they can, if so, then I believe it can be an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

I understand that the uniform is very strict But as a parent... I think that for a child to be sent home because of wrong uniform such as a certain type of belt , or a hardly seen emblem on a name brand shoe is kind of harsh. Overall the schools academic level is amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
86%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
76%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students62%
Female64%
Male61%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female95%
Male87%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education83%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male56%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education20%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students47%
Female52%
Male43%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special education14%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education20%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students44%
Female53%
Male32%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education0%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students79%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students77%
Female71%
Male85%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education67%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 13%
Hispanic 32% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • TANIA WOLVERTON
Fax number
  • (214) 276-0363

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1825 Market Center Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 276-0352

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