My school is amazing, during the first week the teachers are amazing and so sweet. They help you get from point A to B and they don't hassle you. They work with you to shift you from a middle school mindset to a high schooler/ young adult mindset and it's been a pleasure so far.
My son transferred to this school if that is what you want to call it in January from California. The day we arrived to enroll him we saw a son, his father, and the vice principal involved in a physical altercation in the hall. We also watched many children hanging out in the hall well after the bell for class rang. Security guards laughing and inappropriately joking with the children hanging out in the hallways. And as if that wasn't enough teachers not caring. Making statements like "I am going to get paid no matter if you learn it or not." No high priority on education at all. The school was more of a day camp then a educational facility. If you can send your child somewhere else than do so. This school needs to fired everybody in there and start over. The need to have several police officers on duty at all times. This school was something I seen in a movie before Joe Clark cleaned it up. I never knew such a horrible school could exist let alone in VA. This state is surrounded by higher education and to have a facility such as this. You are better home schooling your child than sending them to Hampton High School.
Hampton High school has a great faculty and staff. They truly care about the students and want them to succeed. The students have a wide variety of classes, clubs and activities to choose from. While Hampton High might be well known for it's sports that is definitely not all it has to offer. It truly is a great school!
DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. We have had numerous bomb threats and fights. My shirt was ruined by applesauce that was thrown on me during the most recent fight at lunch. If you don't wear Diamond Supply, Jordans, Coogi, or Eckno Untd., you automatically don't fit in.
It takes a village? Please. It takes parents taking control of their responsibility (children). This is our first year at Hampton. We are there only because the program my child is in is only provided there. Discipline is poor but you can lay that at the feet of parents and also the school board. The board is more concerned with a law suit than anything else. Social engineering seems to be the primary educational goal. If you can afford to, move out of the city entirely, home school or go private. Our experience with the teachers has been very good overall however. With one exceptithison they do their jobs and actually care. In the case of this school, nothing will change until they expelled about 25% of the students there and let them begin their careers elsewhere.
I have nothing good to say about this school. When my son went to this school years ago, he hated it. Please note that this happened a few years ago and I don't know if it has change since then. Discrimination among students was one big issue. Students skip school all the time and teachers don't care if you go to school or not. Academically, they are slow. Coming from a european U.S. Military base, my son was disappointed that they are still taking lessons that he already took 6 months prior. He was hoping that they were somewhat advance. Therefore, he wasn't challenged and he couldn't wait to move to another school which we eventually did.
Great school, Great staff, Good diversity of backgrounds among students, excellent programs
I am afreshmen at HHS and i LOVE it... I love everything about the school
I have a daughter in 9th grade she really enjoys the school and I am thrilled since I graduated from HHS as well. The school has alot to offer and some great teachers. The school started a new program 'the academy' the classes are close together to allow for an easier transition. This worked very well for my daughter and she has done very well with her group of teachers. I have heard some negetive remarks but not had any bad experiences. Ms. Williams is my daughters digital input teacher and she is excellent! She has worked with me and my daughter to help her reach her full potential. The parent involvement could be better but that is a common problem is alot of schools.
I am a current student at Hampton High. This is my first year to attend and will be my final. I am a military Brat. and have attended many schools two of which highschools. When i came to this school i was extremely disappointed. Not by the people but by the education. The only thing this school cares about is its foot ball. Thats great but when that becomes the utmost highest importance and its making student ignorant and uneducated. Something must changed. I came to this school and I am in honors and AP classes and still I am not challenged as i should be. There is so much violence, drugs, sex, rasicim for people of caucasin and foreign desent. I can not wait to leave. This school needs to turn around stop looking at sports and spending time if not on other clubs then on its education!
Hampton City Schools are some of the worse in the State of Virginia. I attended Lindsay Middle and Hamton High. Both have unqualified teachers and lack social skills. I would never advise a parent, who has the money, to send their child to a dangerous, ignorant, enviornment.
Hampton High is a great school to recieve an education. Yes, there are fights, and there are undisciplined students who would rather roam the halls than attend class, but what school does not have these types of students? At Hampton High, one can be in IB, AP, or Honors classes. That's three levels of difficulty compared to the two levels found in the rest of the Hampton City Schools. Along with academics, HHS is also a very spirited school. I went to Hampton and had the time of my life, and recieved straight A's in the IB program. I think everyone in the city of Hampton should have the opportunity to rock the red -n- white.
I went to HHS my freshmen and sophmore year. HHS is a great school. They always put there students first, and help them in any way possible. Its a very good school. I would defenitely send my kid there.
Hi, this review about Hampton High is going to be horrible. I attend Hampton High and have been for the past two years my sister graduated in 2004 my brother in 2000 and I get the pleasure to leave in 2006. don't get me wrong its a great place to learn they just need to hire more qualifying teachers and not young ones fresh out of college. The security is lacking the administration is terrible.
I strongly feel that it is not all the school and the staff problem. If parents would do what they needed to do at home alot of the problems would not be in schools. I feel that Hampton High is a wonderful school. I graduated from there and now have two sons attending. People are not perfect and it is totally unfair to the school for parents to continue to put blame when they will not do their part! It takes a village now to raise our children.
Very poor teachers. Some teachers are hired there just to feel quotos.
I believe that no matter what school you send your child to, you will see some flaws. However, my niece went to Hampton High and with the outcome of her education, choice of college and being raised by a single parent she did extremely well. Students will roam the halls freely if they could or whatever elese they could get away with, but it does not mean the school lacks discipline maybe it's the student who lacks discipline and every teacher is not qualified to recreate and raise an undisciplined child let alone get paid for it! Hampton High has produced a lot of talented, educated students!
This school has an extreme lack of discipline. Students freely roam the halls and start fights. Teachers get fed up and leave and create spots that young, inexperienced, or just plain poor teachers must fill.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Hampton High School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Hampton High School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.