Benjamin Syms Middle

Public 6-8

 170 Fox Hill Rd
       Hampton, VA  23669


(757) 850-5050

District: Hampton City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
360th of 424 Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,526 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1
Number of students:  974

Racial breakdown:

African American:
52.8%
White:
29.1%
Two or more races:
8.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.1%

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Compare Details Benjamin Syms Middle ranks worse than 84.9% of middle schools in Virginia. It also ranks last among 5 ranked middle schools in the Hampton City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.49. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Benjamin Syms Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Hampton City Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: African American (52.8%), White (29.1%), two or more races (8.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benjamin Syms Middle is 14.1. 2 middle schools in the Hampton City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benjamin Syms Middle is $7,526, which is the lowest among 5 middle schools in the Hampton City Public Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Benjamin Syms Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Benjamin Syms Middle 360th of 424 Virginia public middle schools. (See Benjamin Syms Middle in the ranking list.)

Hampton City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hampton City Public Schools 91st of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Benjamin Syms Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 59.69 154th 340 54.7%
2006 61.82 106th 383 72.3%
2007 63.46 107th 387 72.4%
2008 51.76 186th 391 52.4%
2009 39.84 258th 390 33.8%
2010 39.51 280th 408 31.4%
2011 30.36 337th 413 18.4%
2012 29.68 338th 413 18.2%
2013 30.94 313th 416 24.8%
2014 34.19 291st 416 30.0%
2015 27.27 332nd 412 19.4%
2016 27.57 332nd 409 18.8%
2017 30.34 324th 415 21.9%
2018 24.14 355th 413 14.0%
2019 23.49 360th 424 15.1%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, September 12, 2016

Open Quote The administration and staff are committed to the academic, emotional, and social well-being of the students. Yes it is a tough job , but I have witnessed that the care and concern for our children is genuine. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Open Quote I do not recommend Syms Middle School for any child. It is over crowded and bullying problems are out of control (not just with children). Administration talks down to parents and they are not helpful at all. It's all together an unpleasant experience. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Benjamin Syms Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1041 1041
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1040 1040
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1119 1119
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1148 1148
1993 698 556 20 24 1 n/a n/a 0 1299
1994 703 570 15 22 3 n/a n/a 0 1313
1995 690 523 22 21 5 n/a n/a 0 1261
1996 690 523 22 21 5 n/a n/a 0 1261
1997 650 582 15 26 5 n/a n/a 0 1278
1998 704 586 9 22 3 n/a n/a 0 1324
1999 593 461 11 15 4 n/a n/a 0 1084
2000 622 450 13 17 5 n/a n/a -4 1103
2001 590 455 20 17 6 n/a n/a 0 1088
2002 599 459 22 26 4 n/a n/a 0 1110
2003 599 459 22 26 4 n/a n/a 0 1110
2004 579 496 18 23 3 n/a n/a 0 1119
2005 602 531 21 30 11 n/a n/a 0 1195
2006 600 504 19 39 10 n/a n/a 0 1172
2007 596 495 26 36 8 n/a n/a 0 1161
2008 578 528 25 49 5 n/a n/a 0 1185
2009 531 498 24 36 3 n/a n/a 0 1092
2010 481 464 21 50 2 n/a n/a 9 1027
2011 429 570 16 65 7 4 64 0 1155
2012 434 526 21 69 5 3 63 0 1121
2013 416 498 21 59 1 2 52 0 1049
2014 351 537 18 57 3 4 56 0 1026
2015 339 554 15 50 4 3 54 0 1019
2016 290 533 12 65 3 2 62 0 967
2017 287 535 13 63 3 6 54 0 961
2018 279 479 15 76 3 2 81 0 935
2019 294 492 14 74 2 2 76 0 954
2020 283 514 10 81 3 1 82 0 974

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Benjamin Syms Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1041 66.5 15.6 n/a
1990 1040 65.3 15.9 n/a
1991 1119 61.5 18.1 n/a
1992 1148 62.6 18.3 n/a
1993 1299 83.4 15.6 n/a
1994 1313 72.3 n/a 30
1995 1261 n/a 0.0 30.4
1996 1261 n/a 0.0 30.4
1997 1278 n/a 0.0 32.8
1998 1324 n/a 0.0 31.9
1999 1084 81.0 13.4 38.6
2000 1103 n/a 0.0 38.8
2001 1088 79.0 13.8 37.8
2002 1110 93.0 11.9 42
2003 1110 93.0 11.9 42
2004 1119 82.0 13.6 41.5
2005 1195 80.0 14.9 42.1
2006 1172 80.0 14.7 35.7
2007 1161 73.9 15.7 36.2
2008 1185 55.4 21.4 36.3
2009 1092 55.8 19.6 42.2
2010 1027 56.1 18.3 41.7
2011 1155 49.0 23.5 47.9
2012 1121 72.6 15.4 55.8
2013 1049 77.0 13.6 58.2
2014 1026 68.3 15.0 61.8
2015 1019 77.0 13.2 62.3
2016 967 74.0 13.0 72.7
2017 961 67.8 14.1 71.8
2018 935 65.4 14.2 69.6
2019 954 61.8 15.4 71.4
2020 974 68.7 14.1 68.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Benjamin Syms Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1041 66.5 15.6 n/a
1990 1040 65.3 15.9 n/a
1991 1119 61.5 18.1 n/a
1992 1148 62.6 18.3 n/a
1993 1299 83.4 15.6 n/a
1994 1313 72.3 n/a 30
1995 1261 n/a 0.0 30.4
1996 1261 n/a 0.0 30.4
1997 1278 n/a 0.0 32.8
1998 1324 n/a 0.0 31.9
1999 1084 81.0 13.4 38.6
2000 1103 n/a 0.0 38.8
2001 1088 79.0 13.8 37.8
2002 1110 93.0 11.9 42
2003 1110 93.0 11.9 42
2004 1119 82.0 13.6 41.5
2005 1195 80.0 14.9 42.1
2006 1172 80.0 14.7 35.7
2007 1161 73.9 15.7 36.2
2008 1185 55.4 21.4 36.3
2009 1092 55.8 19.6 42.2
2010 1027 56.1 18.3 41.7
2011 1155 49.0 23.5 47.9
2012 1121 72.6 15.4 55.8
2013 1049 77.0 13.6 58.2
2014 1026 68.3 15.0 61.8
2015 1019 77.0 13.2 62.3
2016 967 74.0 13.0 72.7
2017 961 67.8 14.1 71.8
2018 935 65.4 14.2 69.6
2019 954 61.8 15.4 71.4
2020 974 68.7 14.1 68.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Benjamin Syms Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,189 (15.8%) $6,337 (84.2%) $7,526

Data source: Virginia Department of Education




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