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1170 Carew Street
Springfield, MA 01104

(413) 750-2887
(413) 750-2972
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July 17, 2015
Could be better teachers get mad when you ask questions about grades etc. principal despite is very disrespectful to parents she doesn't like

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
July 17, 2015
They are level four school. Also they do absolutely nothing about bullying. Teachers favor black and puertrician students over white kids.

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October 06, 2014
Administration does not help with bullying. Mr Levins is of no help. Fortunately we have completed our years at Van Sickle. Visit your child's classroom. Be involved.

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2011
i was a student at vansickle middle school i loved all the teachers at that school there all so great i miss the schoo l alot i go to John F kennedy school.I MISS VANSICKLE!

- submitted by a community member

June 08, 2010
I transferred my daughter from renaissance school to Van Sickle Middle School she was failing at Renaissance school due to distractions in the class room and teachers not doing their jobs or caring and controlling the classroom kids. I switched here to VSMS and she is currently in honors getting good grades all i can say is Van Sickle middle Schhol is one of the bestr in the District. Barbara

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April 19, 2010
I am a student here at van sickle and i think its great here!im in band and i play clarinet!thx for all the comments!

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November 19, 2009
I was a student at Van Sickle Middle School. I was only here for one year but i loved it there. The Teachers are like a 8 out 10. The Band is great! Ms. Simpson-Plouffe is a good band teacher. The Students are Awesome but some aren't. I got to give prompts to this school because i had moved to Springfield from Texas and i felt so welcomed here. I actually wish i could be at this school then be here back in Texas. - Sarah Chanvong

- submitted by a student

November 01, 2009
I love this school becuase the teachers really care about ours kids..

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October 03, 2009
The principal, asst. principals, counselors, and teachers all care about the students, plus the school is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years school, so they are tops academically.

- submitted by a community member

January 01, 2009
ilove my school as i do my work van sickle is the best school ive ever been to and all the teachers there teach me everything i need to know to get a good education and get higher grades get a job and get into college and get my dream job to dance singand sketch

- submitted by a student
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May 24, 2008
I am a teacher at VSMS. I think we have a wonderful school that meets the needs of all learners. I truly enjoy all of my students and try very hard to make sure my students learn something new each day. The school has a wonderful discipline policy and has great administration. This is one of the best middle schools around! Awesome technology too!

- submitted by a teacher
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September 21, 2007
My daughter is currently a 8th grade student at Van Sickle. She has attended school there since she entered in the 6th grade. I can not say enough about how proud I am to say my child attends VSMS. She has excelled in all areas of academic. The head principal holds all her students to the highest standards, and accepts nothing less from both her students and staff.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2007
Van Sickle Middle School is a great school. They have a band. You can play almost any instrument except for the piano. The only thing that is kind of bad about the school is that the kids misbehave. I am in sixth grade and i go to that school and overall I think it is a good school.

- submitted by a student

August 24, 2005
I am an 8th grade student at Van Sickle Middle School.And I have to object to what a few people have said:1)There is no 'best' group in the school,2)The kids in the seperate houses are there for a reason;some of the kids are a little,shall I say,'slower' than others academically,so the kids are placed in a house where the teachers think the kids could learn and do their best,3)Van Sickle has not given up on it's students or its grade point average,I think we are doing fine on the MCAS scores.

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March 09, 2005
I just started this schoool and so far I love it. This school makes me feel safer knowing that we have a cop that works at a school!

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July 21, 2004
I think school is a great learning program that is good for all kids. It also has a great learning for kids of english for a second launguage.

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March 10, 2004
I have two students going here in 6th and 8th grades. Their grades are great and their overall conduct is great. But in the past three years since Van Sickle has reopened the adminstration started out great and has gone down hill. Its like they have given up.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2003
Some students in what is called the 'Best' group in the school are so bad that the classes (and the teaching) come to a halt. Administrators threaten 'Lockdown' on entire classes. Administrators are (evidently) helpless to correct or control this situation. I must in all fairness add that in spite of all this my student managed very good grades. I can't help but wonder what could have been accomplished in a better environment. Today's students will be making gobal policies tomorrow with what they learn in our schools, the good and the bad.

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Van Sickle Middle School
1170 Carew Street, Springfield, MA  01104
(413) 750-2887
Last modified Van Sickle Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Van Sickle Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top