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23350 Southampton Pkwy
Courtland, VA 23837

(757) 653-2751
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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--

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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!

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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.

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June 08, 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

June 04, 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!

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March 08, 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.

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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'!

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October 08, 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!

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September 08, 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!!!

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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.

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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!

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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 student
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Southampton High School
23350 Southampton Pkwy, Courtland, VA  23837
(757) 653-2751
Last modified Southampton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southampton High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top