ABOUT OUR SCHOOL & MAGNET PROGRAM
Hilton Elementary School is located on the banks of the James River in the historic Hilton Village section of Newport News. Hilton is a Communication Arts Magnet School in the Newport News Public Schools district.
Our Mission: We will strive, along with the help of our parents and community, to educate and inspire all students. We will do everything it takes to ensure students master state standards and become effective communicators.
The Communication Arts Magnet at Hilton Elementary provides first through fifth graders with a comprehensive, well-balanced academic program which focuses on broad reading, writing, and communication skills. As an extension of this program, we will offer Foreign Language Exploratory (FLEX) for students in grades 2-5.
In the Communication Arts program students will be immersed in the English language and the study of various forms of classical and award-winning literature. The program will foster the development of students' oral communication skills through dramatic presentations, poetry readings and story telling as well as by writing poetry, prose and nonfiction. Students will learn to use media tools and other technology and will develop an understanding of music, creative movement and visual arts as important tools of communication.
All Newport News schools are built around the same core curriculum and meet all state Standards of Learning. Like all elementary students, children in Communication Arts Magnet Program will receive a solid foundation in reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, the arts, health and physical education.