Van Sickle Academy

1170 Carew Street
Springfield, MA 01104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Serving 278 students in grades 6-8, Van Sickle Academy ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 278 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Van Sickle Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Van Sickle Academy's student population of 278 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 45% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
278 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Sickle Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Van Sickle Academy is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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State Level (MA)
#1543 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10%
37%
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14%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
80%
23%
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Black
8%
10%
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White
9%
56%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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0.35
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Van Sickle Academy's ranking?
Van Sickle Academy is ranked #1543 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Van Sickle Academy?
278 students attend Van Sickle Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of Van Sickle Academy students are Hispanic, 9% of students are White, 8% of students are Black, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Van Sickle Academy?
Van Sickle Academy has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Van Sickle Academy offer ?
Van Sickle Academy offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Van Sickle Academy part of?
Van Sickle Academy is part of Springfield School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 278 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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