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Hilton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 414 students

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Posted May 31, 2011

In general I have been please w Hilton. Everyone I have met, from my Son's Teacher to the principal, staff and school nurse was professional and competent. My son is learning and enjoys going to school. Can't ask for much more then that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I went there as a child and the teachers were great and now my daughter goes there and she has done very well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

We have two children. Our oldest graduated from Hilton last year and our youngest is still at Hilton. I am a veteran Hilton Mom. Hilton has been a wonderful experience! The staff is always open to suggestions and I have found that they have an open door policy. If you need them, they are more than accomodating! The parental involvement at Hilton is phenominal. The school is the best elementary school in Newport News! My oldest is now in middle school and we have found her to be very well prepared in all subjects. We couldn't be happier! I have run into former Hilton families when I'm out and about and they always say how special Hilton is and that there is no place like it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

We've had a child at this school for 3 years now and have been very happy. The school is the main reason we purchased our house in this neighborhood. Teachers and parents care and there is a great sense of community at Hilton. We think it is the best in the city!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

My Father in law went to this school almost 60 years ago! I have three children Two have already finished and one still attends. It has been a wonderful experance for all three of them and for my Husband and I. The teachers care for each of there students, and work hard for them. I can't think of anything negitve to say. Its a great place to learn and grow. When my oldest children left the school they cryed. Leaving Hilton was like going away from home to them, but they now go back to see all there old teachers to show them what a wonderfull job they did in teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

I love this school! I honestly can't find a negative thing to say about the school or the Faculty & Staff, with the exception that I wish my kids could attend school here again! Furthermore, the principal is every parents dream- She loves the kids and her job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I was very pleased with my childs first year at Hilton. This year has not been the best. Teachers should not write negative letters to the parent and send home via a child that can read unsealed. This has led to a battle of self worth in a child that did not have this problem before. Constructive criticism should be kept between the parent and the teacher. I do feel that the principal is an asset to this school and really loves her job and the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2003

I am very disappointed with the quality of teachers that I have had contact with during the 4 years that my child attended Hilton Elementary. I believe that teachers should be able to use the English language correctly in order to be able to teach it to the children. Hilton provides very few extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


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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: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
99%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students78%
Female students85%
Male students69%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students57%
Female students62%
Male students50%
Black students35%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students90%
Female students93%
Male students87%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students94%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students92%
Female students88%
Male students97%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students84%
Female students82%
Male students88%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students81%
Male students67%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students90%
Female students84%
Male students100%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students94%
Female students93%
Male students96%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Newport News, VA 23601
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