School Details

Hilton Elementary School

225 River Rd, Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 591-4772
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 414 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

78%
62%
72%
57%
49%
65%
90%
71%
84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newport News City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
59%
70%
92%
60%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newport News City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
58%
73%
76%
55%
71%
90%
57%
69%
94%
67%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newport News City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hilton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newport News. The principal of Hilton Elementary School is Ms. Barbara Nagel. 414 children attend Hilton Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 414 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hilton Elementary School is 16:1. St Andrews Episcopal School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 57%
Hispanic 0.5% 7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

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

  • (6 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    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!

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (11 years ago)

    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!

  • (11 years ago)

    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.

  • (11 years ago)

    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.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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