Once known as Allen Town, Hampton is nestled in a valley at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. In the midst of this valley sits Hampton Elementary School which serves grades pre-K through eighth.
Hampton Elementary was built in 1904 on Saw Briar Hill. It served grades one through eight. Hampton Elementary existed on Saw Briar Hill until destroyed by fire in October of 1959. Between 1959 and 1962 the elementary school children met in the high school shop building and the local Masonic Hall. During this time a new Hampton High School was being built. Upon its completion, the old high school located on Highway 321 became Hampton Elementary School.
Hampton was allocated funds in 1973 for a full time Head Start program. After consolidation with Siam Middle School, Hampton Elementary was approved funds for two four-year-old Head Start programs.
Hampton Elementary served grades kindergarten through eight from 1973 through 1995. In February of 1995, a new school building was constructed housing pre-K through eighth grade. In order to meet the demands and rapid population growth of the area, Siam Middle School was consolidated with Hampton Elementary School. All classrooms at Hampton Elementary are balanced according to sex and diverse special needs.