Van Sickle Academy serves 276 students in grades 6-8.
Van Sickle Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 276 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 93%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MA
- Math Proficiency: 10% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 14% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
Van Sickle Academy's student population of 276 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Van Sickle Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Van Sickle Academy is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1543 out of 1644 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) 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?
276 students attend Van Sickle Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Van Sickle Academy students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 7% of students are White, 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 12:1, which is equal to 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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