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Hampton Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 792 students

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Posted July 10, 2014

As a parent of 2 high achieving children, I must disagree with the 2 previous reviews. My older child attended Hampton Oaks from K-5 and has now finished her first year of middle school with all As. My younger child still attends the school and loves it. Her teachers have always done a phenomenal job challenging her and I feel she is very prepared for middle school as well. In my experience, the ESL students are some of the hardest working, most respectful children at the school. Both of my kids had many friends who were ESL and I feel like their education experience was richer because of it. We love Hampton Oaks and have lived in the community for 12 years. The staff at the school are incredibly hard working and I am happy with our decision to live where we do. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2014

This school is awful! There are 2 reviews from 2014 that hit the nail on the head. I thought for a second that I was reading my own review. Way too much ESL here! Children who may have been thriving before getting here will be forced to stop learning and wait for everyone else to get caught up. And you will offend the principal and the staff if you mention it! In my child's grade, only 4 kids are at or near his level. 4 kids that are capable to think outside of the box. But they are only allowed to do that with the focus teacher when she has time for them. Otherwise they are made to feel dumb and are bored to death. Don't waste $300,000. - $400,000 buying a home in the Hampton Oaks community if you want a decent education for your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

The School located a Gem of a new teacher. For some reason the school was forced to hire a new teacher mid way through my granddaughters 5th grade year. The new teacher, Ms. Barney has brought my Granddaughter out of her shell. My Granddaughter went from complaining about school to excited about school. I am very satisfied that the Principal of the Year continues to impress in adding engaging teachers to her staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2014

The staff at Hampton Oaks is truly amazing. They work hard to ensure that learning is the number one priority. Integrated learning is a part of the curriculum and the PTO is very dedicated to assisting students and staff. We love our school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 25, 2014

VERY disappointed by how the redistricting has impacted those students with average to above average abilities. The school has been overrun with ESL kids and teachers are teaching to the lowest common denominator in the classroom. Those with abilities beyond that are forced to either be "helpers" for other kids or to busy themselves with worksheets. When you have a staff of 5 ESL teachers, something is off balance. We bought our home in this area because of the school and what it used to be. Now it is simply a bus depot for the kids who need a lot of services. Very sad how the high performers are swept under the rug here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

This school used to be great but with the open enrollment / zoning changes, the school d seems like it is 75% ESL (non-english speaking) students. This school is getting progressively worse. The curriculum has to be slowed down so that the non english speaking students in classrooms can get additional instruction. Because of this problem, the rest of the children in class occupy themselves and end up being either ignored or must figure out/teach themselves the classwork. By the end of the schoolyear the teachers struggle to jam as much test info as possible so that the students pass the SOL. My children can pass the SOL but don't have any real knowledge in the subjects so are forced to homeschool in the evenings, weekends and holidays. We moved here because of the schools, now we regret out choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Excellent school. The principal is absolutely wonderful an the teachers follow suit, I have no complaints. Thank Mrs. Groover, you're incredible. TOP QUALITY EDUCATION !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2011

My daughter went from loving School to hating it. I have talked with the staff and nothing was done. The reason the kids misbehave in this School is because nothing is done about it. We picked this area because of the School and we are very dissapointed, we are now leaving because of the School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2011

My child just finished fifth grade at this school. She received an excellent education and is fully prepared for middle school. The staff works hard, including teachers, administration and support staff. There are many opportunities for students to extend their learning. We give this school and exceptional review.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

This school might have been good until they opened enrollment outside of the normal area. Now there are kids at this school that make it horrible. My daughter is in the second grade and this was her first year at a public school. She attended DoDs schools overseas before this and we loved it. Public school has been a horrible experience. She has learned thing at 7yrs old that she should not know for many years to come and it because bad kids that don't belong there and teachers not doing anything about it even after they have been told repeatedly what is going on. My daughter is going to private school in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2010

Excellent school with dedicated staff, who rise to many challenges! My child is getting a wonderful education at Hampton Oaks Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

Very impressed with the school. The neighborhood is one that is in flux due to military moves/orders. This translates into a very high turnover of students every year, bringing challenges to the teachers and staff to work with kids who come in from wildly different learning environments. I've spent time in the classroom as a volunteer parent and can say they absolutely rise to the occasion. There are many options and activities for the children and the school does its utmost to cater learning to the needs of each individual child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

I have had children at Hampton Oaks for 6 years now, and I have very happy with education they have received. Last year we moved out of the area zoned for Hampton Oaks, but I continue to drive my children to school each day because I am happy with the teacher, paras and the administration at the school. Great Job by all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

strong school with focus on getting kids excited about learning and esp reading! Active PTO sponsors fun & learning - great venue/variety of assemblies! Language Arts team is phenomenal; good music & art programs too. Spanish Program & Dedicated Gifted/Talented (FOCUS) + Math Specialist! Deep parent volunteers and terrific crew of paraprofessionals give the extra boost. Great neighborhood where many kids still walk to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

I have two children enrolled in Hampton Oaks for the past two years. I am thrilled with their environment, teachers and achievements. The school is focused on more than academics, they work on developing their ego and self-esteem. Our last two schools did not have that insight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

After 2 years at HOES, I can safely say that my daughter received a quality education. Very pleased with the level of academic achievement, teacher qualifications, administrative staff, parent and community involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I think this still is awesome! The teachers are committed to the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

Both my daughters went here. The teachers were wonderful as my daughters came from LA. The academic standards far exceeded our expectations. They were considerate of my youngest birth defect and worked unceasingly to intergrate her experience IN class. Very happy. Excellent foundation for their academic future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2005

Hampton Oaks is an amazing school! All three of my children have attended this school during the past 10 years. I am so pleased with their teachers, the paraprofessionals and the staff. They all work together to give our children the best eduational opportunities possible. The people in the office are always so courteous and helpful. There are many parents who volunteer their time, and the PTO does an amazing job organizing activities and raising funds to benefit the school(ie. funding the design/materials/contractor for the wall to enclose the library). I am truly proud to be Hampton Oaks parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

This school is an abomination! I rate a zero on a scale of 1-10. My son's teacher had graded over 14 papers incorrectly (as she corrects papers late at night-this isn't my problem). On my childs interim she is missing work that my child turned in and she acknowledged that she received it, his grade is lower because she can't find the paper as she misplaced it. The only reason she wanted to teach is to be close to her children not to teach my child! This school is more social, you call the office and ask them to deliver an important message to the teacher and or child and they forget to give that important message to the teacher because the conversation about what to wear in the office is more important than my child. Very unacceptable!
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students73%
Female students77%
Male students67%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students72%
Female students74%
Male students70%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students88%
Black students94%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English88%
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 Students78%
Female students81%
Male students76%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students87%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students85%
Proficient in English88%
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 students89%
Male students79%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial90%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students83%
Male students80%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students76%
Female students75%
Male students77%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial90%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students27%
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students85%
Female students88%
Male students82%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial82%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English87%
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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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Daria Groover
Fax number
  • (540) 658-6276

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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107 Northampton Blvd
Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: (540) 658-6280

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