At Hampton High School we believe all students should be equipped with 21st century academic and life skills. We will work collaboratively to set high expectations and hold students accountable for learning. Students will be prepared to demonstrate and apply knowledge to make informed decisions in an interconnected world.



Office Hours: Monday - Friday 
8:00 am - 4:00pm

1491 West Queen St. Hampton, VA 23669
Main Office - 757.825.4430
Fax - 757.825.4711
Records Request Fax - 757.896.8312

The Hampton City School Division is not responsible for the contents of any off-site webpages referenced from HCS servers.
Hampton City Schools Non-Discrimination Notice
Hampton City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Robbin A. Ruth, Executive Director of Human Resources
One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669
757 727-2318
Be sure to visit the HCS School Board Site to access the HCS School Board Policy and Any Changes

College Visit Schedule
College Visit Schedule

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools

posted Sep 26, 2014, 11:15 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 4:40 AM ]

Governor's School Summer Residential Program

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school sophomores and juniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program.

2015 Academic Programs
Science & Technology
Medicine and Health Sciences
Mentorships in Engineering and Marine Science

2015 Visual & Performing Arts Programs
Instrumental Music
Vocal Music
Visual Arts

Hampton High School celebrates Pinwheels for Peace

posted Sep 24, 2014, 12:29 PM by George Cunningham   [ updated Sep 24, 2014, 12:30 PM ]

The students and staff at Hampton High School recently participated in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace.

Beginning with the art classes and extending across the curriculum, Hampton High students created pinwheels of all shapes and sizes. On each pinwheel, students wrote their thoughts about "war and peace /tolerance/ living in harmony with others" on one side. On the other side, they decorated the pinwheels to visually express their feelings. The art classes assembled the pinwheels and on the International Day of Peace, they "planted" the pinwheels in the front of the school as a public statement and art exhibit/installation.

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning pinwheels on September 21 - there were approximately 500,000 pinwheels spinning throughout the world. Last year (year 9), 2013, over 4.5 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

Affordable Home Internet

posted Sep 19, 2014, 9:22 AM by George Cunningham

Congratulations to Virgil Thornton II

posted Sep 8, 2014, 7:01 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Sep 8, 2014, 7:02 AM ]

We congratulate Virgil Thornton II on the release of his published sci-fi/fantasy adventure novel Crescent of Darkness. We are so excited to have a signed copy available for checkout in the HHS library!

Is the Price Right?

posted Sep 8, 2014, 4:46 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Sep 8, 2014, 4:46 AM ]

HHS Newsletter August 2014

posted Aug 28, 2014, 6:50 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Aug 28, 2014, 6:55 AM ]

US Army Soldier

posted May 3, 2013, 6:08 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated May 3, 2013, 6:12 AM ]

Shayla Marrow recently enlisted in the U.S. Army. She is an HHS senior and JROTC cadet. Throughout her tenure at HHS, Shayla has been a model student and cadet exemplifying HHS's core values as well as those of JROTC. We are very proud of Shayla and grateful of her future serving as a U.S. Army Soldier and have no doubt she will exemplify the Army Core Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.
She is pictured with SGT Newmen Eliscar, US Army Recruiter who works with our students at HHS, LTC Grey Morgan (U.S. Air Force, Retired) JROTC Instructor, and SGT Quarter, U.S. Army

National Latin Exam Top Students

posted Apr 16, 2013, 11:26 AM by George Cunningham

Two students placed on the National Latin Exam. When you see these two students, please congratulate them.

Alexia Yau placed Magna Cum Laude and Bryanna Gooding placed Cum Laude.

Congratulations to both!!!!!!!

NMSC Commended and Outstanding Students

posted Oct 4, 2012, 5:15 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Oct 4, 2012, 5:23 AM ]

Hampton High School is very pleased to share that we have 4 seniors who have been named a Commended Students in the
2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Only 34,000 out of 1.5 million students who took the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) earned the Commended Student recognition.


Each of these students, Thomas Cleckner, Raven Edgerton, Adriana Negron, and Alexandria Rodgers, earned this recognition.


Additionally, HHS is very excited to announce that an HHS senior, Ashlei Johnson, has been recognized a 2013 National Achievement Program Outstanding Participant.  T
hese students’ names and tentative college major choices is begin sent to about 1,500 colleges and universities. 

She is among 3,100 Outstanding Participants being referred to U.S. colleges and universities. Students recognized as outstanding scored in the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 African American students who took the PSAT/NMSQT. A roster with


All students received a congratulatory letter and certificate.


Congratulations Thomas, Raven, Adriana, Alexandria, and Ashlei!

New Grading Scale beginning 2012-13

posted Jul 30, 2012, 7:09 AM by George Cunningham

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