The History of Hampton Elementary University Partnership Magnet School
Dr. William Milford Hampton was a dedicated physician, surgeon and civic leader. He devoted many hours of continued service to the families who lived in Southeast Greensboro. In 1951, Dr. Hampton was elected as the first African American member of the Greensboro City Council. He received 54% of the votes cast, proving the confidence that African Americans as well as White Americans had in his ability to serve as a leader of this city. As a testament to his great work, Dr. Hampton was reelected to office in 1953. He was involved in several Greensboro civic organizations and eventually served on the Greensboro Board of Education.
In honor of Dr. Hampton’s legacy, Hampton Elementary University Partnership Magnet School, situated on a site in excess of sixteen acres located in Southeast Greensboro, North Carolina was named for him during the fall of 1964. The first principal of Hampton was Mr. Julius Fulmore, who continuously visited and served Hampton for quite a while after he left the school. During the 1991-1992 school year, a year round calendar was implemented at Hampton. Starting with the 2001-2002 school year Hampton began implementing its new extended instruction magnet program. In 2010 Hampton began it's partnership with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
At Hampton, we believe that it takes a village to raise a child. To that end, Hampton has partnered with North Carolina A&T State University, which provides tutors, interns and student mentors, as well as ongoing instructional support for Hampton staff. The university partnership provides students and their parents an opportunity for cultivating a desire for lifelong learning through exposure to a college campus.
Dr. LaToy Kennedy, Principal
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