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Independence Middle School

10 reviews
1370 Dunstan Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 648-4600

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Independence Middle School
Based on data from the 2019 school year

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One of my kids suffered racism from 6th grade assistant principal He was never kind or understandable with my son I’m not sure if he still working there, but I hope that this never happen to another kid. This kids are just growing and understanding life and they need good role models specially where they spend most of their time. I’m glad that the main principle doesn’t work there anymore, Because he never did anything about it.
Posted by a parent on 2/8/2020
Can't wait to be done with Independence!
Posted by a parent on 5/21/2019
The worse ever. I removed my son, my friend has removed her son from this school, and the staff continues to behave in an unprofessional manner. A child brought a knife to a school, and the staff lied about it being a knife... if the staff likes you; you can get away with anything... if they do not, than standby for multiple meetings of exaggerated issues and disciplinary issues. When the AP laughs because the sight of him upsets the child it is a problem.
Posted by a parent on 1/8/2018
The constant harassment you'd receive from teachers would embarrass you harshly in the middle of class, I'd be fine with some scolding because I got something wrong or missed something but it wasn't little structure to toughen you up it was pure horror, constant yelling. You could just look at your teacher and know you're going to be called out in the middle of everything, the students will laugh and humiliate you, the teacher will bark and rant about how bad you are for missing the homework (or something along that). The students are awful, they have no respect or manners. Blurting out mean things in the middle of class, harsh physical fights in the halls or outside, really hateful and extensive bullying. I remember walking down the halls and never once would I not be called some name based solely off my appearance, you have to wear the right attire, be the right weight, height, have the right hair and looks to fit in. Otherwise you'd be constantly harassed and bullied over it, sometimes even by teachers. I remember vividly walking down the school halls and watching people fight each other for attention, even being dragged into those fights for no reason. The school can't control their own students or teachers it'd seem.
Posted by a community member on 5/11/2017
I'm a current student here and this school was great my 6th & 7th grade years were great all my teacher's were great. My 8th grade teachers are amazing people and I appreciate the effort they put into their teachings, but the AP for 8th grade is awful he has unfair rules and harasses students (mainly female) for dresscode when they are not going against the city wide dresscode,, he simply has way too many strict rules for it being a middle school. Other than the AP the school is pretty good.
Posted by a student on 1/9/2017

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Virginia Beach schools - Independence Middle School is located at 1370 Dunstan Lane, Virginia Beach VA 23455. Independence Middle School is in the VA Beach City Public Schools. Independence Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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