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2201 Ascension Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76006

(682) 867-2600
(817) 801-2605
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3 stars
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May 11, 2014
I am a student at Nichols Junior High and I love it so much the teachers are amazing and I have grown in every subject. All of the staff are extremely caring and the sweetest people you will ever meet. I love all the people and It is so easy to make friends everyone is so nice and open to finding new friends. However once in a while there are fights here and there but that all depends on who you hang out with. If you hang out with the wrong people you will defiantly have some difficulties finding other friends besides them. I give Nichols a 4/5 because I is an amazing school That cares about academics!

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2014
As a substitute, I had an okay experience. However, the staffs were very professional and polite. The teacher who I subbed for was very kind and helpful. Sometimes you'll get the rowdy kids and the good kids. The teacher who I subbed for will take action and call the students' parents if they don't comply with the substitute. I don't have problems here.

- submitted by a teacher
December 12, 2013
I rate this school not even 1 star, they never gave my chid homework. And they would call me for the stupidest reasons. So I advise to inroll your child to another school.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2013
When I also attended Nichols Teachers did give homework and if a Teacher said they wouldn't give homework because the student wouldn't participate in front of the Principals face the Teacher would be suspended and removed from their position.

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2013
I have not read any recent positive reviews regarding this school. As the parent of an incoming 7th grader, I am almost afraid to send my child to school in a few weeks. I will definitely write reviews as the school year progresses to give any other concerned parent my true unbiased opinion. Is this the only school that wears uniforms? As a newcomer to the Arlington area, I am wondering what have I gotten myself into?

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
The jury is out on Nichols junior high this year. A new principal was came in April, then before summer,about 20 teachers, all 3 APs, both counselors and all 10 clerks were "reassigned.". No clue what clerks and counselors have to do with classroom testing performance, but the new principal sure has her work cut out for her. There are some good teachers left, but next year will be a trying one for everyone there, including the students. The spirit of the school has been changed.and only time only will tell if it is for the better.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2012
I was astonished now to have 2 teachers (one in 7th and one in 8th grade) tell me they don't assign homework because the STUDENTS won't "PARTICIPATE". My God, what is wrong??? FAIL THEM if they won't participate!!!! Don't lower the bar to the lowest common denominator. This blows my mind that the administration forces the teachers to lower the standards to this pitiful level. Teachers have been kind, available, and cooperative, but demand very little - and get just that.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2011
this school i give a 4 out of 5 yes i am a student here at NJH i love there staff welll teachers <3 they are very helpful u get the kind of teacher u need. thanks

- submitted by a community member
September 01, 2011
It hasn't been two complete weeks of school and I've had to meet with a teacher and assistant principal concerning the mistreatment of my son. His advance math teacher displays a selfish, careless attitude towards him. I was told by the assistant principal that she is a good teacher, but teaching a subject is only part of the job. We entrust our kids to schools and teacher in belief that they will receive a quality education that benefits the "whole" child, strong positive leadership and a staff that is willing to go above and beyond for the success of our kids. I'm not a parent who chooses sides before hearing the complete story. I am a parent who believes in fair treatment and respect for all students. My 7th grade son came from Ellis Elementary where he earned all "A's" the entire year, he earned the Principal Award for citizenship and behavior, and won an art scholarship from his art teacher. I have never had to address any negative issues concerning my son while he attended Ellis. I was forewarned about this school and some of its teachers. All teachers are not in the profession for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2011
This school's teachers are trying hard. The administration however needs to be a strict disciplinarian and REQUIRE full compliance with the highest standards. The ghetto gangs, the fights, the dirty dishelved attire of the students encourages laziness in student attitudes. I sincerely hope the administration has the spine to build a strong group of citizens - we'd like to be proud of Nichols someday!

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2011
I just finished the eighth grade at Nichols and it was awesome. The extracurriculars are great and so is the honors program. People complain about fights but what they need to remember is that when there are 900 teenagers in one building, aggression is bound to build up. What I'm trying to say is that there are going to be fights anywhere you go. Don't try to transfer to Shack-it's not any better.

- submitted by a community member
June 17, 2011
I am going to Lamar now but I did go to Nichols. It is not that bad of a school, Yes we had our behavior promblems but doesnt every school? We have really AMAZING teachers. They are strict on us because they ant the best for us. My science teacher Mrs. Muniz just won an award for her teahing skills. People complain about the dress but its only becasue they want us to look equal. Nichols is very diverse. As in some students live in huge houses and other in Apts and some even in hotels. When wearing a uniform, it makes it harder for you to tell who is the rich one and who is barley getting by. Ive also read that Shack is better then Nichols. THATS NOT TRUE! Shack didnt get TEA reconized! and If your child likes sports then Nichols is better for your child. So If you are wondering If Nichols is a good school then trust me.. Stuco President.. That yes Nichols is a good school. Thanks.

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2011
It's an pretty okay school, but they worry too much about behavior and following the dress code, I've heard teachers tell students that they were going to get detention just for not having their shirts tucked in. And some of the teachers always seem to expect that all kids taking advanced classes should always act perfect, which really bothered me.

- submitted by a community member
February 09, 2011
There are a lot of discipline problems at this school. Far too many of the kids simply do not respect any kind of authority. From what I can see, the problem is the parents, not the teachers or the admin. With this student body, only extremely good teachers can manage to run smooth, well-behaved classes, and God bless them that they do, but the urge to go to a school where the job isn't as tough is too enticing for many teachers there. There are so many unruly students that the school has to devote far too much time to just keeping order.

- submitted by a community member
December 24, 2010
I can see the people who said how horrible to treating kids from Single Parent homes as outcasts were right along. School uniforms are still used to this day and it has failed. Students are still getting made funed andof and bullied because they didn't wear tennis shoes and not low socks. This is not a great school and the parents are better off moving out of Arlington untill the kids reach high school and move back where uniforms aren't mandated in Junior High. You're just better off moving out of the district temporary at least. School Uniforms aren't meant for Public Schools anyways.

- submitted by a community member
November 29, 2010
Is really bad. The teachers are mean and i tried my best in my 7grade year, i got low grades. i change to shack and it was great!

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2010
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- submitted by a student
March 26, 2010
This school is alright, but there are so many rules and it stresses the kids out.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 21, 2010
Horrrible school they are way to focused on disicpline, they say thigns to children I wouldn't say to my own. Teacher bring up inapropriate opinions for school. My 8th grader has Ms. Collins as a vice principle, this woman does not do her job well...if she does her job at all. She is bias.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
at this school i made alot of aquatinces but 1 REAL friend, i can not focus because teachers are too worried about behavior instead of getting on with the lesson, this school does not provide a salad bar, wich is not good for health. Teachers are disrespectful to certain students even when the students have not misbehaved, and they are given misconduct slips for 'complaining' when they were simply asking for help, i never get in trouble, im qiuet, but i have seen a number of issues 'out of line' at this school, Education is secondary here.

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2010
i go 2 nichols now and all i can tell u is dat u gotta be strong there. if u cry over everthing u wont last long. it just all depends who you hang out with.if you dont stand up for ure self and dont fight back you will have a horrible school year,but if u do its not that bad. me myself i love the school its fun!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 07, 2009
nope other people got it wrong nichols is a great school for extra curricular activities and the teachers want to help you as much as they can

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2009
They worry about too much Discipline and not enough Academics

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
The recent TAKS failure and the increase in gang activity make this school an embarrassment to North Arlington. Too much police & discipline action to have any focus on academics. Really hope it improves soon!

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July 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 23, 2009
The 8th grade teachers really cared about my son. Thanks he is doing much better now because of her understanding.

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January 31, 2009
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October 21, 2008
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August 16, 2008
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August 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2007
My son has gone to both 7th and 8th grade at Nichols. The teachers there are great they really care about the students doing well. The Band teachers are really good. My son has really enjoyed the Gateway to technology class. He is also in all Honor classes and the school has done so much for his self confidence.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2007
I went to Nichols Jr. High from 2004-2006 it was ok. The teachers were pretty good there but the vice principles was a little rude. She'd discipline kids for little things and made a big deal about it. Out of the 14 teachers I've had, I only like about 7 of them and even then it took a while for me to get used to them. The teachers were very strict on rules and students after that. But, overall it's a good school

- submitted by a former student
October 15, 2006
I currently attend Nichols Junior High and I am a straight A student and I take honor classes.Even though I'm not saying something is wrong with the school I've never had any personal bad experiences. When I moved from New Orleans it first was a little rocky and I was making A's and B's know I make all A's.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2006
Nichols jr. High is a great school. It is tah and tah grade and has great programs. Such as gateway to technology where the students learn more about technology. Also we have clubs such as art, math, and drama. Oslo choir, band, and orchestra. Also we have one of the best choirs in the district. I know that because I happen to be in it. Anyway to sum it up Nichols Jr. High is an awesome school for your kids to go to

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March 09, 2006
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July 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 03, 2005
I'm not a Texas native and we recently moved here from a small town in Nevada. My children were failing classes there, and within a month of being enrolled in Nichols, and Lamar, their grades had improved dramatically. As of last week, my children are not failing a single class! More importantly, they both LOVE their schools. Their comments about their schools have included, it's great to be accepted, it's nice to be around kids who want to learn, it's great to have teachers who care, and MOM! My school ROCKS! My son is in wrestling and theater arts in addition to his academics, and my daughter's face lit up when she found she could be in drama and choir. I have found the teachers and counselors cooperative and caring. The concerts are just wonderful! I can't comment on parental involvement yet, being new, but I'm sure it's great!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2004
Ok,I'm not a parent,but I used to go this school, and it was great.The teachers are very easy to talk to and are there when you need help with your schoolwork or just finding who you are.They are more than just teachers and principals at Nichols.There are people who try there hardest to understand who you are, and find out the best way to teach you something.They realize that everyone learns different and they do what they can in the time they have to help teach your students.If your child doesn't understand something, I know that a teacher will do everything in their power to help your student succeed.Academics are challenging at Nichols, and that's exactly what a student needs right?But not so challenging as to your child stressing every night worrying about a project. Nichols is a great school,believe me,I've experienced the Mustang tradition.

- submitted by a former student
September 06, 2004
NJH is a great school! Both of my kids attended Nichols and both went on the honors classes at Lamar and did great! The leadership is super, everyone is very willing to listen and help any way they can. It was recently honored nationally as one of the best schools in Texas and NJH deserves it!

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2004
I went to that school and the teacher quality is bad, the principal quality and leadership is bad, safety and discipline is also the worst in the school district.

- submitted by a former student
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Nichols J High School
2201 Ascension Boulevard, Arlington, TX  76006
(682) 867-2600
Last modified Nichols J High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nichols J High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top