Students enrolled 798
School leader Adrienne Shaha
Transportation options Yes

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17960 Chase Street
Northridge, CA 91325

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(818) 678-5100
(818) 885-1461
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3 stars
Based on 18 ratings

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April 09, 2013
My niece attended Northridge Middle School for the year she was living with me. If I had it to do all over again, I would not have enrolled her there. The teachers were very nice. I believe the teachers and staff do what they can with the resources and money they have, however, it's not enough. My niece had transferred from an out of state school---an average one at that---and was completely bored and unchallenged at NMS. Part of this is not the schools fault. Most of the student body is ESL. Because of this curriculum pace is is held back considerably. My niece was learning things in 8th grade that her prior school had taught her in 6th. There are little to no extracurriculars. Again, because of lack of funding there are no arts, almost no girls sports, etc. This school is in desperate need of some attention from the state. The children attending here deserve a better education and school-life than they are offered now.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2012
I went to this school and it is outstanding! The teachers are VERY supportive teachers, strong leadership building classes, and is very nice. Your child will love it

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2012
Northridge is an improvement school and it does need improvement. good luck if you have a child in special ed, they totally want to violate your rights in every possible way. Thumbs down for the administrators

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2011
I went to Northridge MS 6-8 and i think its a nice school and the teachers are friendly and that our principal Dr.Wiltz is a awesome and I think its a great school and for 8th grade grad night we went to Six Flags and in 6th grade we went to the Zuma Beach. and the students are nice if you be nice to them and that the school has changed after i got in 8th grade and the teachers are really helpful.and and school presidents and that stuff like that.and the school has cool acadmeic programs.I loved this school.

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2011
northridge middle-poorly managed school,this school not only is poorly managed but its also fatal to walk into that school.the teachers are horrible at teaching and the kids learn on that, so i recomend to not put your child in that poorly taugh school.

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2010
Typical LAUSD school -- extremely dysfunctional and poorly managed. You would think that being on the chopping block would motivate administration to SUPPORT the teachers, but attempts at change and progress are constantly shot down with some bureaucratic excuse. There is a number of teachers who desire change but lack an effective leader who will help make this happen. There are also teachers who really, REALLY should not be teaching anymore. These teachers claim they are 'traditionalists' and that their way of teaching suits them just fine. Since when has teaching been about the teacher?

- submitted by a teacher
no rating February 23, 2010
Someone needs to tell the administration that kids learn OUTSIDE the classroom as well as inside it! The kids need to go on fieldtrips and experience real life learning. Sitting in a classroom is boring and isn't going to bring up test scores. Also... the SAS kids are going to go where the programs are. At other schools, the SAS kids travel quite a bit... not here.

- submitted by a teacher
August 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
Northridge Middle School is just like any public school in that there is a mix of dedicated, strong teachers and mediocre teachers. What makes NMS different from many LAUSD middle schools is that it is small and so students feel more like a family. As a result, there is substantially less aggressive-type behavior. NMS is an extremely safe, clean, graffiti free school. Test scores are on the rise and administration is focused on improving instruction in the classroom. Is it a utopia? What school is nowadays?

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 14, 2008
The administration is awful. They very unprofessional. They are not supportive of the teachers, there is alack of equipment and resource. The students do not have a good discipline policy and nay extra activities to promote a supportive learning environment. The adminstration acts like theyy just want their big salaries. My child had a hard time at this school and I was happy we moved out of the area to a better school

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating March 23, 2008
Abysmal attempt at education. This school offers proof that mediocrity is an ideal that soars in the sky. The Principal is a proto moron and many of the teachers could be easily replaced with custodians and one would never know the difference by 'academic' achievement.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2007
NMS needs to have a better staff and adminstration to even be considered an good school.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2006
This is the worst school my child has ever atteneded. The teachers or the principal do not care. The standards are very very low.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2006
The prinicpal is dedicated. The power lies in the assistant principals and counseling staff. Most teachers drag through the days, are overly critical of the students and only seem interested in collecting a regular pay check. There are many, many English Language Learners at the school. They do not receive the support they need to succeed. No support for field trips, no classroom materials to speak of.

- submitted by a teacher
March 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
The school is not consistent in its policies or academic practices. The principal seems to think she knows more than the experts who create specific academic programs. Hence, their scores continue to go down. I feel for the teachers who try their best, but have little to no support from administrators.

- submitted by a teacher
December 21, 2005
Good School, very pretty and education is very good.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
The administration is weak. At least the bathrooms are clean.

- submitted by a teacher
August 03, 2004
I like the efforts of the Principal at Northridge Middle School is making towards academic reform and higher standards, but I feel that many of the teachers are old school and inflexible real change.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
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Northridge Middle School
17960 Chase Street, Northridge, CA  91325
(818) 678-5100
Last modified Northridge 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.
Northridge Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top