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Bel Air, MD
Students enrolled: 1,276

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1200 Moores Mill Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014

(410) 638-4150
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Map of Southampton Middle School address.
May 29, 2014
Both my children attend this school, 6th and 8th grade. Overall, we are very satisfied with the attention of teachers, how well organized the school is and most importantly the education both of my children are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2011
I recently went to Southampton and I thought it was a decent school. The teachers do their job well and the classrooms are clean and organized. The Unified Arts programs they offer are hands on and intruiging. They conduct monthly fire drills and the principal is kind but also uses dicipline if needed. However, there is a big bullying problem. I can tell the school is trying to put an end to this, but their efforts are in vain. Over all, Southampton Middle is a good school, and I learned a lot there.

- submitted by a community member
May 07, 2010
My son is a 7th grade student on the top band team. We are very happy with Southampton. The administration runs a tight ship and the teachers are excellent. Programs like Gettysburg preservation and the Marathon of Achievement make Southampton a special place. Congratulations!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
Outstanding school. Students are well prepared for high school. Teachers and administration are truly dedicated. The building is immaculate. My two children felt safe and happy and have fond memories of their middle school years.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2009
I am currently an eight grader at Southampton Middle School and I am soon going to be moving. Out of the schools I've seen, where i will be moving I was not really impressed. If I had the choice of any school to go to this would be the one. Teachers here are very caring and there are a lot of extra programs for students.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 12, 2009
My daughter is in her last year at Southampton and loves the school. Teachers are caring and the kids get a lot out of classes, Administration runs a tight ship and the bullying issues we have run into have been dealt with immediately. I have heard of other parents having a harder time getting hard core bullies expelled but it eventually happened. My daughter an I both wish HCPS had passed the uniform code because uniforms would take a lot of stress off of pre-teens and teens. There are some extracurricular clubs but the crushing HW load means that my daughter does not have time to do anything but HW which has been the most stressful thing about school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Since my daught has been at Southampton Middle School it has been a very good expiernce. This is her first year there and I have a very delightful expiernce with the school. The atmoshpere there with the staff has been very wonderful. They really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2009
I am an 8th grader at southampton and have attened 6th and 7th grade at this school as well. This school, i believe is excellent. It has great after school programs available. The teachers are wonderful; and are willing to help.

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2009
I'm a junior now and I attended Southampton. I loved it, it mixed different types of people and it was fun and challenging for me and many of my friends. I remember that it had some overcrowding issues but I didn't really have a problem with it. As for preparing us for high school I think they did a fine job. I'm now an honor student and taking ap classes. I think that had more to do with the student though, not necessarily their middle school.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 29, 2008
This school is ridiculously overcrowded; I had no choice but to remove my kids from the district after elem. school for fear of the routine 'falling through the cracks' of Southampton

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2008
Southampton Middle School is excellent. There were overcrowding issues in the past but the opening of a new school has taken care of that problem. As for after school sports, there is an excellent parks and rec program to use.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 16, 2007
This school has great teachers, great people and good after school programs!

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2007
This school needs many improvements. The Teachers really don't teach, they just hand you a study guide that is almost a carbon copy of the test/quiz. As a result,students study skills are not developed for high school. Extracurricular activities? Oh, there are no extracurricular activities/sports. HCPS can't allocate any funds into their education budget for a few after school sports to keep kids active and out of trouble?

- submitted by a former student
June 10, 2007
There is no violence and a great learning enviroment for students!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 30, 2006
I am going into the 7th grade and sixth grade was great. The teachers were really nice and the school is very organized. SMS rocks!

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2006
Southampton is a wonderful school. I went here from 6 to the middle of 8 grade and since i moved, i have realized how much better they handle kids and how they control the classes. This school is veyr involved in helping children get all the learning they possibly can. My only issue is that at my new school now, there are sports like football and basketball unlike Southampton. I understand that maybe there aren't enough volunteer's or enough money to support this, but I am sure that there are lots of kids who would support this with fundraisers to have sports. My experience here has been wonderful!

- submitted by a former student
November 04, 2005
I attended this school and thought it was very crowded and often found the teachers could not control the class and became fustrated easily. I also do not believe behavior issues of the students were taken care of properly by the teachers and were blown off.

- submitted by a former student
March 02, 2005
Building is very clean and well kept, teachers are very involved and professional. However, behavorial problems among students do exist but are handeled appropriately. Though, some are taken too seriously. Halls are extremely over crowded and impair students to arrive on time for classes. Overall this is an excellent school and the overcrowding issue can't be blamed on the school staff.

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
no rating August 02, 2004
Just to clarify a few issues that were presented by the student, Youth Center is not a part of Southampton Middle School. It is sponsored by Parks and Recreation. Parents serve as chaperones. SMS is only used as a site to hold the activity. Therefore, the problems that occur there are the responsibility of P&R and should not reflect on the school. A new activity gym was completed in 2003, providing the PE department with more space for class.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2004
I'm a student a SMS. It really isn't all that great as the other review says. it is very over crowded and sometimes there are 45 kids in one class. P.E. is the worst because sometimes we even have to go in the halls for gym because theres no more room. And fights happen often. expecially at youth center. thats our little dance thing that we have every other friday. In fact my friend just got beat up a few days ago. and there is another person who wants to beat my other friend up. but we do do some cool stuff in gym. We so archery which is the best. Over crowding is the worst because you can't get to class without running into someone.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2003
I love this school! I have 2 children who attended. Even though the school is overcrowded, it runs smoothly & efficiently. All teachers are dedicated & willing to help the children be successful. Only complaint is P.E. class. Space in gym is limited so some classes are held in lecture hall. Activities I had in middle school are not offered at Southampton (i.e. tennis, archery, gymnastics/tumbling). Overall, most kids have a positive attitude, dress very nice, and enjoy being at the school. Fighing among the students is very infrequent. I applaud the zero tolerance for bullying among students. This school is wonderful. Thanks Mrs. Canavan for a job well done!

- submitted by a parent

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Southampton Middle School
1200 Moores Mill Rd, Bel Air, MD  21014
(410) 638-4150
Last modified Southampton Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southampton Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top