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In-depth school information including test scores and student stats for Benjamin Syms Middle School, Hampton, VA.

  • Name Benjamin Syms Middle School
  • 3 out of 10 GreatSchools Rating
  • Enrollment 850 students (as of 2014)
  • City Hampton, VA
  • County Hampton City
  • District Hampton City Public Schools
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Benjamin Syms Middle School Ratings

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Avg Rating3/54/54/53/53/53/5
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Benjamin Syms Middle School Reviews

5/5 Rating - Posted April 17, 2014
Good people and teachers they are nice to the kid you can make friends easily
Submitted by other

1/5 Rating - Posted 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 parent

4/5 Rating - Posted 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 parent

1/5 Rating - Posted June 4, 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 other

5/5 Rating - Posted November 4, 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 parent

5/5 Rating - Posted September 7, 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 student

5/5 Rating - Posted May 12, 2009
it's a great fun filled school
Submitted by student

Posted May 8, 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.
Submitted by parent

1/5 Rating - Posted January 24, 2009
For Special Education this school needs assistance.
Submitted by parent

Posted December 3, 2008
syms middle shool is an amazing school for my child to grow and learn in a healthy enviroment.
Submitted by student

Posted August 1, 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 student

4/5 Rating - Posted 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 parent

4/5 Rating - Posted March 2, 2008
It is an awesome school and the teachers have a wide varity of skills
Submitted by student

4/5 Rating - Posted 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 student

5/5 Rating - Posted September 9, 2007
My twins grils love Syms they are new 6th graders and they love school so far.
Submitted by parent

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