I have found Simmons to be an excellent school with fabulous teachers and a well organized and supportive administrative team. The teachers are very dedicated and in addition to rich classroom instruction, most of them provide additional after school enhancements, such as clubs, sports teams and after school outreach assistance for those who need it. The principal and Assistant Principal are wonderful and understand the intricate layers of working with the various students under their care especially the special needs students along with the Dean who is a complete team player and really works to know just what the kids need most to support best behavior and an increased sense of self and responsibility. I couldn't be happier with all of our interactions. Another remarkable person connected to Simmons is the Superintendent, she is brilliant, quick, efficient and , does everything for the benefit of the children. She has never lost sight of children coming first. The school has worked so hard to provide so much more than could be expected given the resources at hand.
It is my 2nd year as a student in Simmons Middle School. I went there for 7th and curently attending 8th. Its true that the office is unorganized because they would send mail to our house and it would never get there. Next year i will be attending Oak Lawn highschool and im happy to be leaving Simmons. There are many people that dont like this school, i thnk its alright.
My daughter went here for two years, and she hated it,the office are very unorginized,the priciple dosn't know what she is doing,my child was picked on for two years and i complained to them all the time and the problem was never corrected,i happy my child dosent have to go here anymore.Instead of spending all the money to redo the school, they should get people who know how to run the school, the teachers were ok.She liked some of them,