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Southampton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 647 students

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 20, 2014

Yes. What people are saying is true. Do not remove here with kids. The schools system is sad and upsetting. Kids need teachers and staff that will be helpful and understanding. Here in Southampton You Will Not Get!!!!


Posted May 22, 2013

I agree with all of you. Adding to your comments the staff could careless if your child is bullied. I have also seen certain teachers add to it. Didnt take me long to remove my child from this school. If you are looking for a good school for your child, you wont find it here. I give this school an F. They failed in all areas in helping my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

Southampton Middle School is a very huge disappointment.My children and so did I attended Southampton Elementary schools and boy did they have wonderful experiences, and then it was on to the Middle School. Wow....totally disappointed.Unfriendly staff, a very cold feeling even at the open house. You feel like you are an outsider and your child is just another number, but I can honestly say you never hear of any gang violence.Its a pretty safe environment but not a friendly one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2012

I don't believe this school is worthy of a star! As a parent of a current sixth grader who is also an honor roll student, I have been very unhappy with the school as a whole. The principal rarely deals with situations by diverting them to the assistant principal, this is also her first year in administration and I would venture to say that she is on a power trip!! She seems to bully the students rather than disciplining them. The administration staff needs to focus their time and attention on dealing with the real problems within this school rather than picking on the harmless honor roll students that follow rules accordingly. Poor excuse of a school!! Since a star is required to submit, I regretfully given them one star!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

I see that there are no recent posts for the middle school. I was just wondering if someone could tell me about the moral of the building as it relates to the students and staff, gang activity, test scores, the overall basics of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

Administration turn a blind eye to what is the root of the problems SMS is having and will continue to have. There is no real technology to speak of. Many teachers do not keep up with their web pages, and do not check e-mail. Not all... there are some who are very good about this. I wish SMS had Edline, which allows parents, from home, work, on deployment... see real time grades and assignments., instead of having to wait 9 weeks for an interim report. The atmosphere is...well... not good. I saw 5 admin personnel allow a young man to have his pants hang WAAYYY too low with his boxers showing more than would be acceptable. Those same admin people did not blink when a vulgar word was shouted in the hall. Perhaps they are used to this type of language being spoken at their place of employment....here bullies are OK!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

My child just completed his first year at this school and I have to say I have been very disappointed with this school. His elementary school was great. This school was like a totally different world. They make you feel like an outsider every time you enter the school - which is why a lot of parents do not get involved. Most of his teachers were good but some of the classes are very disruptive. He is an honor roll student, however, this school only seems to care about the SOL scores. There are not a lot of extracurricular activities and I think that is one reason the children do not seem to have school spirit. We were told today the principal is not returning so hopefully things will get better with new leadership!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students69%
Female students69%
Male students68%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students55%
Female students53%
Male students58%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students75%
Female students80%
Male students70%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students30%
Female students30%
Male students30%
Black students19%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students41%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students73%
Female students73%
Male students72%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students68%
Female students70%
Male students65%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students65%
Female students63%
Male students67%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students76%
Female students71%
Male students80%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Accredited with Warning".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Accredited with Warning".

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

Geometry

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
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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23450 Southampton Pkwy
Courtland, VA 23837
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