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800 Greenleaf Street
Evanston, IL 60202

(847) 859-8660
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August 20, 2013
I am entering 8th grade at Nichols, and am very pleased to be doing so. The staff at Nichols are all great at what they do, and treat every student equally. There is very little bullying, but even the smallest of issues are tackled head on by teachers. I have also witnessed students calling out rude behavior, and making it clear that they won't tolerate it either. All the teachers are smart and caring, and it is obvious that they would do anything to help a student succeed, both academically, and in real life. Every teacher I have had will give up their free time to help a struggling student, before and after school, and during their lunch period. There are many extracurricular activities, like sports, science and math clubs, and even school plays. We always have enough time to socialize, and I, personally, have never felt overwhelmed by any part of school life. Nichols is a fun, safe place to learn, and is great for kids at any level, with any disability, race or gender. I am proud of my school.

- submitted by a community member
April 05, 2012
This school shocked me. While I thought Evanston schools were excellent in their curriculum, Nichols disappointed me. The students used TOO much profanity, and talked about sex to girls faces. The teachers were not very accommodating, and didn't explain a lot. I expected more from Nichols.

- submitted by a community member
February 25, 2011
I feel that Nichols is amazing! beautiful! too cool! and a great learning space! I love it personally

- submitted by a community member
January 05, 2010
As a student at Nichols, I have been dissapointed. I feel that many of the teachers are not dedicated to helping ALL students learn. After all, if you teach to the 'average' student, you are only teaching to one person.

- submitted by a student
September 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
I just transfered my step son from Wilmette because his Father now has joint custodyof him and resides with us. I have to say that because of unforseen circumstances, I registered him on the last day. We did not get a schedule until 10:30 am the first day of school. Between the S.Workers, principal and myself we were able to put togethr a sheduel with his IEP that was very satisfactory. I was quite impressed on how accomodating the whole staff was in welcoming my son into the school. It did help that his best friend goes there and lots of kids that he did know because of EBSA baseball. It was a very smooth transition. For a kid that never has liked school, he comes home happy,likes his and teachers. All in all a thumbs up!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2008
Last year I pulled my daughter out of a private school because of a bullying problem and enrolled her in Nichols mid week- The principle was wonderful and very helpful. She adjusted so easily and found it more challenging. there is no bullying. It is not tolerated like the other school. I'm sure it has it's problems like any other school but going on a field trip I found the children to be so well adjusted and respectful

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
Now there are many parents and teachers writing reviews about how Nichols Middle School is a good school or a bad school. But as a student who actually goes there. You might get a better idea of it. I love this is school so much. I would not pick another one in the world. The teachers are so welcoming and so friendly. They teach the different subjects perfectly and they know excatly what they are saying and how to explain it. I couldn't be more proud of my school. All my classmates get along so well and there are no bullies at all. This a very good school and you should bring your children here

- submitted by a student
June 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2006
Nichols is a very good school given the economic situation the district is in and the very diverse population that it serves. There has been a huge turn-over from old, tired teachers to young, energetic ones who truly seem driven to help the kids that walk through its doors. As with other schools there are some not-so-good and some outstanding teachers at Nichols. With NCLB and better money management, teaching and learning are on the upswing at Nichols.

- submitted by a teacher
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 22, 2005
I am the parent of a child with an IEP. I have been frustrated when my phone calls are not returned, repeatedly; when meetings promised never happen or stall for months, repeatedly; when I have provided important information and files and they have been lost, repeatedly; when written communication has not been acknowledged, repeatedly. District 65 and Nichols Middle School have failed my family and I, repeatedly.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
I moved to Evanston, paying double the rent I could have in nearby neighborhoods, because I heard the schools were so much better. I've been nothing but dissapointed with all of District 65, and Nichols is no different. The teachers are mediocre or outright poor, the support staff is constantly changing, and nothing is acomplished in a timely manner. My son is in Special Ed for a simple learning disability, and it takes months to get a meeting scheduled, and there is no follow-through on the accomodations which his teachers have agreed to. They refuse to even look at his assignment book to make sure he's written down his assignments - even though this is in his IEP! I've gone into his classroom to find gramatical and spelling errors written on the board in the teacher's writing; the teachers do not know how to work the computers. Abysmal.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2004
Nichols is a middle school where your kids can really learn alot. The school is integrated and gives your children a great cultural experience, the teachers are fun and reliable, and your children will get as much attention as they need. Each teacher at Nichols makes sure that kids follow school rules and keeps the enviroment safe. Nichols is the best school in Evanston, especially for kids who need improvement on behavioral or academic skills.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Nichols is a great school and i would recommend it to anyone. If parents are having trouble with other schools, send 'em to Nichols!

- submitted by a community member
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Nichols Middle School
800 Greenleaf Street, Evanston, IL  60202
(847) 859-8660
Last modified Nichols Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nichols Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top