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6-8
Public district
Rochester Hills, MI
Students enrolled: 854
 

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1339 North Adams Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48306

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(248) 726-4900
(248) 726-4905
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June 02, 2015
VH is an amazing school for academics, clubs, sports, and has a great building culture. Their scores are exceptional and the staff really cares about students and follows up with every concern immediately. I am very pleased with this school and would highly recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
June 02, 2015
I feel the level of homework could be improved. This is especially true at the 7th grade level.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Agree
June 02, 2015
Students have high bar standards and are held accountable for actions as well as academic success- this school is very rigorous and offers many advanced class opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
June 02, 2015
The school's positive behavior system and bullying prevention programs are shared throughout the school year and students show respect to their peers as well as all adults in the building.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 02, 2015
The building leaders and student council work to promote awareness for special needs students and set up many charity opportunities for the students body as well as a Super students group focuses on giving back to the Community.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Agree
June 02, 2015
The school uses a Positive behavior system and educates students about showing Viking POWER in being positive and making good choices.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2015
Great school! Strong staff and teachers help our kids accelerate. Highly reccommend this school and look forward to my other kids attending.

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2014
We have been extremely pleased with our experiences at Van Hoosen! The teachers are amazing and use many creative methods to teach kids. Rochester Schools has some of the best schools in the state of Michigan and Van Hoosen ranks among the top recently noted with National Blue Ribbon distinction. Any questions we have had are promptly responded to and the administrators are very warm and welcoming and very supportive. I've been very impressed with the culture of Van Hoosen and the high level of involvement of the PTA.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014
My School is an OUTSTANDING SCHOOL! The students and faculty are second to none. The GREAT SCHOOL RATING should be a 10!! The School just received SUPERIOR ratings and Nominated as a National Michigan Blue Ribbon School.! The Principal is simply the ABSOLUTE BEST!! He genuinely cares for ALL STUDENTS and his faculty. The school is extremely clean and the atmosphere is one conducive to fit a queen or king. These children have it made!!!

- submitted by a teacher

November 30, 2012
This school has good ratings and strongly encourages good grades and such. However- the sixth grade teachers are (to be absolutely honest) HORRIBLE. They do not give a warm welcome to the little 6th graders entering middle school. Everything is cold, cold, cold. They expect the 6th graders to know everything, all their expectations, and rules and how to survive middle school on their own. The curriculum is boring without something to get the children actually interested. There are some teachers who give absolutely no homework and dont care whatsoever, and some teachers overload the homework, way too much. The principals are iffy. 50-50. They act nice and friendly but they can be stern and strict when needed. The assistant principal is fantastic, exactly what more assistant principals (and principals) need to be like. The principal however needs to be more friendly and be more serious. The only reason they get a good grade report is because of the parents. The parents are very strict about good grades, good grades, must get good grades, good grades or trouble, stuff like that. In the end I'd give this school one star for bad teachers and a cold welcome and iffy principals.

- submitted by a community member

December 01, 2010
My son is in his third year now at Van Hoosen. We absolutely love the school! The teacher's really show that they care. My son was in Mr. Cottone's class and it was amazing to hear from a teenager how much fun they were having while learning from a challenging curriculum. It's definitely an A+ school!

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2009
Cool teachers, bad lunch. Good learning. Hart is not as good.

- submitted by a student

March 16, 2007
This school is okay. there could be somethings better about it. MS FORSTER IS THE BEST TEACHER!!!

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2005
This was my son's first experience with public school and I can honestly say I am thrilled with the teachers, curriculum, and over all experience. The teachers go out of their way to help students and they are very responsive if you send a question by email. The homework load is just right, and not over burdening for middle school age children. The curriculm is practical and very applied to daily life. With such a good experience at Van Hoosen, I regret all that money I spent on private education.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2005
We moved here from the Wheaton, IL area. My son has attended Van Hoosen for two years. The teachers have been caring and make themselves available to those who wish to contact them. There are regular teachers conferences and I have set up several special conferences to deal with my son's issues. Everyone has been responsive and willing to help. There were some teachers that people had problems with in the past, but these teachers retired and the school has a different atmosphere now. The coaches for the sport teams are excellent with the kids and emphasize the basics over simply winning. We have been very happy with this school and are thrilled it will be totally renovated within the next two years.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2004
When moved from another state we heard wonderful things about the education in this district/school. Unfortunately, this school has not lived up to it's reputation. The academics & teaching is at average or above however, the children are unruley and undisciplined. The staff focuses on small issues rather than the larger ones ie; theft, bullying, horrible manners and total disrepect. Also, they lack the ability or desire to educate children with special needs. I will not choose this school for my younger children. Perhaps this school is more worried about funding they receive based on grade performance rather than education as a whole. Our children need to learn that education is vital but, not at the expense of our values.

- submitted by a parent

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Van Hoosen Middle School
1339 North Adams Road, Rochester Hills, MI  48306
(248) 726-4900
Last modified Van Hoosen Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Van Hoosen Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top