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1575 Patton Chapel Rd
Hoover, AL 35226

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(205) 439-2100
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May 05, 2014
Simmons bullying is out of control, with very little action to control. You can guarantee that your child will be bullied several times a week. Principal is great. 50 % ratio on good/bad teachers. Most teachers and staff, I feel, are just there to do "a job" and get a check. The thought process of most teachers and staff is never considerate for the students. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2014
I have to agree that some of the teachers at this school are very inconsiderate. My child's 6th grade year was horrible. He a teacher that was really down right mean and another that was just plain rude and always seemed to have an attitude. It was pretty bad, looking back over my older kids school year, there was nothing nearly as bad as how my child felt because of the way a teacher treated him, not other students. Just sad that teachers like that exist. The principle seems to really care for the students and seems to do a very good job. I would just say if your child has issues with the teachers, talk to the principle and not the teacher, I wish I would have!

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August 12, 2009
Simmons is a wonderful school. Principal Brian Cain is very concerned about the students and ensure his staff provide the best possible education for his students

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July 02, 2009
My children love Simmons as well do I. The talk and contact us very well. Everone there is wonderful.This school is great!

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December 19, 2008
the greatest. Teachers and others are so helpfull to my daughter with adha

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October 08, 2008
Simmons is a wonderful school! I went there for one year, but recently moved and my new school is not even close to being as great as Simmons! Simmons has great teachers, good discipline (not too harsh, not too lenient), a good curriculum, and great programs.

- submitted by a student
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January 23, 2008
Simmons is a greater than great school. Both of my children have done great in academics and sports. Teacher-student ratio is low and both of my children's teachers have always been willing to assist where needed in their academic progress.

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June 04, 2007
Simmons is a great school. The principal cares about the students. She really extends herself to help with any concerns a parent may have. Most of the teachers go out of their way to help the students. A few a so-so and a bit too strict.

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October 02, 2006
The teachers and other faculty at this school are the strong point. The principal is the finest administrator I've ever worked with as a parent. She has built a strong academic team of teachers and has garnered the respect of most of her students (no small feat for this age group). The Fine Arts program offers wonderful opportunities for students. Their only weakness is engaging their diverse parent population in the mission of the school. They're working on it, but change is coming slowly. Some of us would prefer more challenging material academically for our children, but that, too, is difficult to change quickly. Having said that, it is apparent that the Principal recognizes these weaknesses and is always working to make Simmons stronger as a school.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2004
Simmons is a great school with caring teachers and staff. Parent involvement is encouraged through extra-curricular activities you can attend with your child. Teachers are very helpful and concerned about your child's as an individual and encourages parental feedback. Overall, I would rate this a very good school.

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November 01, 2003
I had three children pass through Simmons and I was completely satisfied that they were well cared for, prepared and guided. Only one or two teachers were so-so. The principal and support staff were great. Excellent coaching. Have your kid jump in, get involved, try as many things as you have time for. You won't be disappointed.

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September 11, 2003
Simmons middle school is very unfriendly to new families! The favoritism is at such a level that it is problematic for the whole institution. The principls and staff (from my firsthand observations) do not make the students feel that they are approachable and available for the students. Education comes secondary to obedience, which is not the answer in any situation! The services are strong but the teachers are hit and miss. The Simmons middle school as a whole needs more administrative training coupled with a close evaluation of their academic/social model!

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2003
Student body and teachers very clickish. Alot of pressure on new students coming in to fit into a specific group. Strong parent volunteer base can be intimidating to new parents who are often overlooked in favor of tried and true 'career' volunteers. Teachers and staff show a lot of favoritism to the 'good looking group'. If your child's a real stand out in some area, they'll do well here. But I wouldn't recommend it for the artsy or reserved type.

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Ira F Simmons Middle School
1575 Patton Chapel Rd, Hoover, AL  35226
(205) 439-2100
Last modified Ira F Simmons Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ira F Simmons Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top