Southampton Middle School serves 653 students in grades 6-8.
Southampton Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 69%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 653 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 49%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in VA
- Math Proficiency: 31% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 56% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
Southampton Middle School's student population of 653 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Southampton Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Southampton Middle School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1492 out of 1792 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Southampton Middle School's ranking?
Southampton Middle School is ranked #1492 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 56% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Southampton Middle School?
653 students attend Southampton Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Southampton Middle School students are White, 42% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Southampton Middle School?
Southampton Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Southampton Middle School offer ?
Southampton Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Southampton Middle School part of?
Southampton Middle School is part of Southampton County Public Schools School District.
This school is not a good school it is falling apart teachers have no respect for anyone. Some of my former teachers gave answers to kids so the teachers grades look good. Students get in fights and no one cares. The school is full of mold and never gets cleaned. In a lot of classes there is no structure. If you are smart, they use your grades to make them look better I used to go here, and I did not enjoy the experience.
I heard there were problems at SMS....but the staff has really impressed me. They work hard to resolve issues.
I think that this school is very proper and it is better than Franklin Middle School.
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