• Note: Much of the history of the Richmond Public Schools was recorded in the context of a segregated society, and the reader should readily discern between pre- and post-desegregation observations. The terms "black," "colored," "Negro," and "white" in this booklet should not be considered offensive as they have been used according to the custom of the particular period. Since 1962, the division has omitted such racial designations from its reports and publications.

Southampton School

  • 3333 Cheverly Road (Marilea & Cheverly Roads)

    Southampton School, acquired from Chesterfield County by the annexation of 1970, is presumed to have been named for the community in which it is located.

    Under Plan III, Southampton was paired with Baker.

    In 1980, Southampton was one of eight elementary schools to be renovated. An air conditioning project is under way in 1992.

    As a model elementary school, Southampton operates with an "environmental studies" theme.

    Enrollment:
    1970-1971 552

    Architect:
    1980 Renovation Kenneth Weimer

    Cost:

    1980 Renovation $265,255
    1992 243,882

    Principals:
    1970-1971 Charles E. Staton
    1971-1974 Helen McDonough Kelley
    1974-1989 Sylvia C. Robinson
    1989­ Ann M. Jenkins