About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Hampton Preparatory's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Hampton Preparatory had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Texas average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Grade 9 Math Performance
Hampton Preparatory Reviews
The director fires people left and right. Children need stability, they're not getting it here. Just this year all of the science teachers in the middle grades were let go - 6th 7th and 8th grade - halfway through the year. And yet when children misbehave they aren't suspended or expelled - they just fire the teacher. Last year all the elementary teachers in the primary school were fired halfway through the year!
The middle school and the high school seems to be run fairly smoothly; since I and my friends have children in the primary, middle and high school, I would know. I don't hear many problems from them.
They are new to having a primary school (this is the second year) . The director is very dedicated and it looks as if he also has dedicated principals for both parts of the school. The primary children are kept mostly separate from the older children. My daughter is having a good time there. (They also don't tend to serve pork -- so if you have any issues with pork at all -- this is a great shool to not have to worry about the food)
Too many changes at Hampton Preparatory!