Welcome to the Hampton Township School District and the 2012-2013 School Year!
Things just keep getting better in the Hampton Township School District. Our students and staff continue to excel, academically, athletically, and in the fine and performing arts, continuing the Tradition of Excellence for which Hampton has become known.
For the fifth year in a row, Hampton was named by Newsweek as a top-ranked high school in the nation. Newsweek has been ranking America’s top public high schools for over a decade. The criteria for being named to the list were significantly changed in 2011-2012, making it harder than ever to be called one of America’s top high schools.
In addition to Newsweek’s ranking, Hampton Township School District once again was ranked highly by the Pittsburgh Business Times in its (PBT) 2012 Guide to Western Pennsylvania’s School Districts. Furthermore, our third grade was ranked number one in Western Pennsylvania compared with 321 other elementary schools within 105 regional school districts.
Additionally, during the summer of 2012, Pittsburgh Magazine reported that Hampton has some of the most forward-looking schools in Pennsylvania.
Obviously, we are pleased to receive such accolades, but we are not satisfied. We have added another AP course at the high school and we are introducing the Mandarin language at the middle school. We have also enhanced the technology education program at the middle school with a stronger emphasis on engineering and the acquisition of state-of-the art 3D printers.
We are very excited about the opportunities that will be available for the students of the Hampton Township School District and we hope that everyone will enjoy a challenging and productive school year.
Have a wonderful school year!
John C. Hoover, Ph. D.
Superintendent of Schools