Southampton Middle School

23450 Southampton Parkway

Courtland, VA 23837-2328

Tel: (757)653-9250
Grades 6-8
647 students
Southampton Middle School serves 647 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Southampton Middle School operates within the Southampton County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 647 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 647 students
Southampton Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Southampton Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Southampton Middle School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Southampton Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Southampton Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
3%
13%
Southampton Middle School Black Students (2003-2014)
Black
41%
23%
Southampton Middle School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
55%
52%
Southampton Middle School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
1%
5%
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.53 0.42
Southampton Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
40%
33%
Southampton Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Southampton Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Southampton County School District's student population of 2,863 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,774 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,766 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Southampton County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
4
Number of Students Managed 2,863 3,815
Southampton County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $35 MM $42 MM
Southampton County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $32 MM $42 MM
Southampton County School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,774 $10,576
Southampton County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,766 $10,658
Southampton County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Southampton High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Joseph P. King Junior Middle School (9.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Meherrin Elementary School (5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • CourtlandSouthampton High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 809 students
    0.1 miles
    23350 Southampton Parkway
    CourtlandVA 23837
    (757)653-2751
    0.19-12809
  • Newsoms Meherrin Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
    5 miles
    28600 Grays Shop Rd
    NewsomsVA 23874
    (757)654-6461
    5PK-5312
  • CapronCapron Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 182 students
    5.6 miles
    18414 Southampton Pky
    CapronVA 23829
    (434)658-4348
    5.6PK-5182
  • CourtlandRiverdale Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 622 students
    7.1 miles
    31023 Camp Parkway
    CourtlandVA 23837
    (757)562-3007
    7.1PK-5622
  • CapronSouthampton Recep. & Classif.Alternative School

    7.3 miles
    15172 Old Belfield Rd
    CapronVA 23829
    (804)658-4171
    7.3n/an/a

School Reviews

I heard there were problems at SMS....but the staff has really impressed me. They work hard to resolve issues.
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12
I think that this school is very proper and it is better than Franklin Middle School.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 04/27/10

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