Phillips is truly one of the best kept secrets of Hampton City Schools! My children have attended Phillips the past five years, K-4. The staff is very helpful, encouraging, and passionate about children and education! There are many opportunities for parent involvement and student activities. We could not have asked for a better school and elementary education experience!
Phillips is a great school; I have two children there kindergarten and 5th grade. The principal is amazing as well as the secretary and other office staff; the teachers have been great they take the time to explain assignments and stay very much involved in the students well being and education this is something that you don t find regularly. I recommend this school to anyone living in the Hampton area, please keep up the great work oh and the state test exams speak for themselves . GO FALCONS!!!!
My daughter has flourished at Phillips. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and she has had great teachers for three years in a row. I have seen the administrators go out of their way to help children and families time and time again. Another reviewer called Phillips the best-kept secret in Hampton, and I agree!
my grandsons attend this school - so I would like to give them all the help I can.
What you will notice about Phillips students is that they are disciplined, respectful, and achievement driven. Ms Owens, the principal, and the teachers / staff are determined to promote academic excellence. The students thrive on the goals set for them in regard to academic challenges which in turn help them to progress in the areas of life-skills. The Phillips staff provides a wealth of ability and knowledge in the craft teaching and the students perform to the best of their ability using what they have learned. The bar of standards is set high at Phillips however the standards are attained, everyday! Everyday the children are given an opportunity to embrace their world and exhibit their knowledge. Phillips Elementary promotes early education students to the next level of education as students who accept the opportunity to show us what they are capable of inside the classroom and outside beyond the school boundaries!
I am also very surprised by the negative reviews. We are also a military family, but I have always felt very welcomed by my son's teacher, principal, and office staff. I have been asked to volunteer a few times and have felt very appreciated for doing so. I agree that Principal Owens is outstanding. My son also enjoys PE, Art, Music, & Library- teachers are great!
Phillips Elementary School is absolutely amazing. I have had two children in the school for the past three years grades K-2. The teachers are wonderful. They are kind, firm, and strive to see each student to their full academic potential. Principal Owens is by far the best prinicpal I have seen at any elementary school. The curriculum is great and my kids get up excited to attend school each day. The specials PE, Art, Music, & Library are just one of the many highlights of their day. I have met all of the teachers at this school and they are all fabulous. They are there because they love teaching and they adore the students at Phillips Elementary. I wouldn't choose to have my children anywhere else.
Phillips is Hampton's best kept secret! The Teachers,Staff,students and parents are all wonderful!
I must say that I'm alarmed by the negative reviews that I've read. Our children have been attending Phillips since March 2007. We are also a military family and have had our share of experiences with several schools in different states. I am very pleased with all of the staff and how we were welcomed. I actively volunteer and I feel appreciated for doing so. My children are straight 'A' students and I feel that their educational needs are being met. Remember that our children's education is a cumulative process that includes our determined efforts at home as well as in the classroom. Overall I've found Phillips to be a warm and welcoming environment for my children as well as myself!
There is no organization in this school. Parents don't feel welcomed well I know my husband and I didn't. We are a military family and have been to several states with this being the fourth elementary school. This is the first year our children are attending and WILL be the last. Benchmarking, benchmarking, benchmarking, that is all you hear. A teacher told me outright that my child should learn money as it is going to be on the benchmark test and they will be working on it very hard UNTIL the test. What about after? there is no repetitiveness in the school work and I am very embarrassed to say my children attend this school.
I am concerned with the amount of time children get for physical education, what happened to the presidential physical education awards, children here get one (30 min.) day for PE, 20 min for recess which can be withheld by the teachers. There are no sports in this school. Parents have been discouraged to volunteer in the school, I know of 14 willing parents some have authorized background checks at the principals request who are still not being allowed to help out or being welcomed. The PTA is not stressing parental involvement, what happened to field trips. There is too much pressure on testing, benchmark and sol. These children are not being allowed to express themselves or being given adequate dicipline. Teachers are managing dicipline problems and foregoing differential educational techniques because of the number of problem children. Being a first year parent, this public school has dissappointed me.
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