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Southampton High School

Public | 9-12 | 857 students

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Posted April 18, 2014

It appears as if a few The only positive thing that can be said for Southampton High School is there are a FEW good teachers. Unfortunately, those teachers can only do what the school board & admin. allow them to do, which isn't much. Success at SHS doesn't depend so much on WHAT you know, but rather WHO you know. If you don't know, attend church with, or aren't related to the "right" people, you will basically be shunned, students and parents alike. Pertinent information, help, and guidance freely overflows for the "connected" students, whilst others are forced to figure it out for themselves. Also, when it comes to school rules, the "connected" students are allowed to bend, break, and completely dismiss them without repercussion. Other students must strictly adhere to the rules without fail. On occasion, the principal or a random office employee, will declare a new rule or policy (not written in the student handbook) which only certain students must abide by. Blatant discrimination. Also, money paid by students for "dues", vanishes into thin air. F--
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2014

My children have been involved in this school for the past 3 years and I am not at all impressed! The teachers and admin leave a lot to be desired! There are some teachers that are great however many that we have encountered are less than I would reccommend! I have seen teachers give students the answer to final exams to keep their scores high, teachers give open book tests continualy so their students pass. Admin is a joke I would would not reccommend this school to anyone. My gifted child is not at all challenged and my child that needs "extra" help is often left blowing in the breeze! Some of the rules/regulations that are being changed are detrimental to the children and their education. And getting any problems solved with staff/admin is like talking to the wall! If you are looking for a quality school to send your child to I would highly reccommend looking elsewhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

I believe teachers should not yell at children. That does not reflect self-control nor teach children how to handle situations. It teaches inappropriate use of power. It is with knowledge and complaints allowed from both teachers and bus drivers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

I am a rising senior at SHS and this school prepares you for everything you will need in the future. It has many clubs, activities, and sports that students can participate in. The Vo-Tech is a wonderful place to prepare you for future careers such as, cosmetology, child care, electricity, and business, to name a few. The teachers at this school are very supportive and are very kind individuals. Southampton is high on discipline but it helps the students to become better. Southampotn is also fully accredited with its SOLs. Overall Southampton High is a wonderful school, but it could use some improvements.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2009

I am of former student of SHS. It has its flaws but you won't find a perfect school. I was allowed many opportunities at SHS. That is commendable for a school located in a rural area. Most rural communities lack opportunities due to its location. I am currently a college senior and SHS prepared me academically to take on the collegiate academics. I am grateful for SHS. It has plenty of room for improvement but I must admit I wouldn't change my attending SHS for anything. Good teachers for the most part. Overall good people!


Posted March 8, 2009

I am currently a Junior at Southampton High school, and I love it there. It offers so many different classes that can help you in the future. The VO-Tech is a great place to get a head start on a future career. I, myself, am currently taking one of the classes offered down in the VO-Tech, and I feel that it really is going to help me very much in the future. Many students enrolled in this school have passed SOLs with perfect scores. I feel that if your child starts to fall behind, it's from their slacking off, but teachers do try everything to help get them caught up. I KNOW that Southampton is one of the best schools in the great state of Virginia.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2007

I am not impressed by this school at all. It does have wonderful teachers. The administration is hit and miss. The guidance dept is also hit and miss. The cafeteria staff need attitude adjustments. They have some very nasty individuals working in the cafeteria. If you are an honor student or football player you are treated like gold, if not you are on your own. You can be an involved parent, but you don't always find staff that are willing to be as involved. Yes, they are high on discipline, but sometimes go overboard in my opinion. This school is also constantly asking for money. I have never seen another school like it. All they do is ask for money for stuff that my tax dollars should be paying for. Many times I have called, or my children have asked questions of the office staff and get told 'I don't Know'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

I built a home in Southampton County just to put my kids in this wonderful school system! One of my children has already graduated and did great in postsecondary education & on the job. The other is a junior who is excelling in all subjects, perfect SOL scores and in community activities. If your kid is not doing well, you need to get more involved! I wish there were more vocational programs that allow students to pursue a job right out of high school for those children not academically or personally interested in college. Inexperienced teachers has also been disappointing. School system needs to pay more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2006

I am currently a freshman at Southampton High School, And i must say, i actually look forward to school every day for the following reasons. Southampton High School has been accredited for the past 5 years, is affiliated with Paul D. Camp Community College, Has a State Of The Art Vocational Technological (VO-Tech) Center attached to it that students can take career classes in (such as Child Care or Construction), Have a new program where students can graduate with an a college degree from high school, feature satellite classes so that virtually any class can be taken, and Security cameras in every classroom & bus for added security!!! What a great school!! On top of that, the teachers help students if they fall behind and teach you everything you need to go to pass with flying colors.... And the sports are amazing, school spirit is very high!! VERY AWESOME SCHOOL!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2005

I have 2 children in this school system and both have lagged behind since kindergarden, never gotten ahead.Counslers need to find these students and guide them in the right direction.If these kids are not honor students they go nowhere, sorry to say.This school is full of negative prejudices from the students.The buses are over populated.I just dont understand such a great school?! whats happening.School involvemant doesnt help.I went to school in VA Beach, Kempsville High. thats a real school real futures come from there.Sorry Southampton but you havent impressed me at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My daughter has become such a well rounded teen! She is continuously striving for high academic achievement by enrolling in honors classes, and her teachers encourage and challenge her. She has become active in many extra curricular activities, and has a bounce in her step and a smile in her heart. My husband and I are privileged to witness our child develop outstanding study habits, self-confidence, a wide assortment of friends, excellent character, and the willingness to persevere no matter how tough The teachers and administration at her High School are to be commended for a job well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I'm a graduate of Southampton, and I value every moment I spent in this school. The teachers make lasting impressions on students and encourage them to excel. Honors and Advanced Placement classes are offered here as well as the Gifted and Talented Program. This school's extra curricular activities have flourished over the past 10 years, and the Band has made great strides. It's a country school, but students have left this small town to attend some of the country's finest colleges and universities including Ivy League schools. If you're in the Franklin/Southamtpon Country area, this is a great place to attend high school. There's a lot of very important history here.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
95%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students92%
Female students89%
Male students94%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Algebra II

All Students51%
Female students50%
Male students53%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students51%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Biology

All Students83%
Female students80%
Male students86%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female students77%
Male students82%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Earth Science

All Students76%
Female students62%
Male students88%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Reading

All Students90%
Female students91%
Male students88%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students95%
Female students98%
Male students92%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female students82%
Male students79%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students93%
Female students91%
Male students95%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

World Geography

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

World History I

All Students93%
Female students90%
Male students95%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

World History II

All Students89%
Female students83%
Male students96%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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23350 Southampton Pkwy
Courtland, VA 23837
Phone: (757) 653-2751

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