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6-8
Public
Hampton, VA
Students enrolled: 850

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170 Fox Hill Rd
Hampton, VA 23669

(757) 850-5050
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April 17, 2014
Good people and teachers they are nice to the kid you can make friends easily

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2014
This school is terrible. The teachers DO NOT help students that are in need of extra help. My son is a prime example. He asked several teachers, several times and got brushed off. The assistant principal and guidance councilor is of no help either. There is bullying, and I feel just not by the students but the teachers as well. I was told by a teachers' spouse that my child does not belong at Syms, he belongs at Spratley. What does that say? Avoid this school if you can, for your child's sake.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
The teachers really care and are willing to help students that may need a little extra help. The administration is more than willing to work with children with disabilities and to accommodate to the needs of the child unlike another middle school in Hampton that was not willing to do so. I was very happy with the 7th grade teachers that my child had last year and am happy so far with the 8th grade teachers that he has this year. This school is very big on communication which is definatley high on my list!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2010
The history professor said the students won't take the time to complete textbook- higher level assignments so he recommended simple word searches and crossword puzzles for homework each night.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2009
Syms MS is a very clean and fair school. There is no bullying. Everyone seems to get along. The teachers are great. They definitely teach the children. If you don't understand someone, they are more than willing to further explain and take their valuable time to help the students. The programs are exceptional. Go Hampton!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2009
Benjamin Syms is a wonderful middle school. The lockers are a LITTLE small but i guess thats to assure that no one gets jamed in one. Lol! The teachers are as nice as they can be and the principal is wonderful! I havent had or witnessed any problems with bullies, but by reading these reviews apparently others have. Overall, I love this school.

- submitted by a student
May 12, 2009
it's a great fun filled school

- submitted by a student
no rating May 08, 2009
I am a parent of a 7th grader at Syms, Ive had three other children in Syms and had no problems, but my youngest has had nothing but problems, the school needs to get a handle on the BULLIES, there should be a ZERO Tolerence policy for this behavior, over all I think this problem could be solved, but the staff needs to stop ignoring issues and deal with them head on.

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April 01, 2009
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February 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2009
For Special Education this school needs assistance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 03, 2008
syms middle shool is an amazing school for my child to grow and learn in a healthy enviroment.

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November 13, 2008
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August 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 01, 2008
i am a student at syms and i am disgusted with everything that happens and goes on. i have witnessed way to many students being punished because of other peoples' mistakes. the students and teachers are rude and disrespectful. it is not fair for students like me to have to be around this behavior when all i want to do is learn. i would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2008
My daughter has been at Syms for a year and I have found the teachers excellent. The parents are kept informed with what grades and any problems their student is having. Safety is a priority in the school and on the bus. The principal makes calls home with important information regularly. I look forward to my child returning to Syms next year.looklooklokchireturning to Syms for the next year. to my child attending

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2008
It is an awesome school and the teachers have a wide varity of skills

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December 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 19, 2007
syms is awesome.i love my teachers and the lockers are a decent size.the lunches are okay,but sometimes they just gross me out.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2007
My twins grils love Syms they are new 6th graders and they love school so far.

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March 07, 2007
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April 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
I am happy to say that my daughter and I have had a wonderful experience at Syms. We came from private schools and were worried about the transition of moving into a public school, and I have to say it has been a great experience. the teacher she has had have been terrific to work with and have been very helpful whenever either of us have had a question. I am surprised at the star ratings on Syms, wouls expect them to be higher- A school is made up of not only the teachers and staff but of the parents too- get involved and it makes it better for everyone.

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February 28, 2005
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September 13, 2004
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- submitted by a student
April 20, 2004
My son (12yrs old/6th grader) suffers from Asperger Syndrome (AS). The 1st/2nd semesters at Syms have been outstanding thanks to his teachers/assistant principal who have taken the time to work with my son in order for him to adjust to middle school. However, since the 3rd semester, I feel that some students, teachers & guidance counselors are not aware of what 'AS' is and/or how to approach & work with a student who suffers from AS. Social skills with children & adults are very difficult for my son. My son observes every situation that affects him serious & significant; whereas (some) individuals at the school look upon him lame or inadequate. Twice, he has been approached by bullies (which the school has taken legal action). The school staff & students need to be educated because through the eyes of an 'AS' pre-teen, middle school is a cruel, hostile, environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2004
Let me tell you about this school or at least one teacher..Last night my sons math teacher called we spoke about the kids in my sons class picking on him.. When I mentioned that I wanted my son out of the class with the kids that were picking on him she told me that kids would be kids.. This is the same teacher that when a boy sprayed a perfume on him all she did was take it away from him and throw it away.. All the teachers have seen the harasment my son has gone through but not one of them has put a stop to it. I rate this school a 0.....

- submitted by a parent
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Benjamin Syms Middle School
170 Fox Hill Rd, Hampton, VA  23669
(757) 850-5050
Last modified Benjamin Syms Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Benjamin Syms Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top