Hilton Elementary School

225 River Road     Newport News, VA 23601     Phone: (757) 591-4772     Fax: (757) 599-4382

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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.

Magnet Program

The Communication Arts Magnet at Hilton Elementary provides a comprehensive, well-balanced academic program focusing on extensive reading, writing and oral communication.  Students will establish a solid foundation in the English language with an emphasis on reading, writing, oral and visual communications.  Students in grades 3-5 will receive and introduction to Spanish.

In the program, students are immersed in the various genres of award-winning literature. The program will foster the development of students' oral communication skills through poetry recitations, public speaking and interdisciplinary student performances.  Additionally, communication skills are enhanced through student writings to include poetry, prose and nonfiction pieces.  Students learn to communicate using various media and technology and develop an understanding of music and visual arts as important tools of communication. The program places a strong emphasis on community involvement.  Through community service projects, students and staff work to enrich our local and global communities.

Instruction in all Newport News schools is built around the same core curriculum and meets all state Standards of Learning. Like all elementary students, students at Hilton will receive a solid foundation in reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, the arts, health and physical education.  Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in middle school and beyond.


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