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2100 West 45th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

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(904) 924-3100
(904) 924-3284
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October 25, 2013
I think others should know that Northwestern is a great school in spite of the current reputation and all the negative comments/information about the community in which it is located. The children did not locate the school there; the children are only using what the state and city governments (and parents) provide for them. Mostly, teachers seem to be highly motivated to help and direct students. Students show respect for teachers and seems engaged in productive activities. That's what I see and I like it. I would like to see increase in student learning. I would like to see more parents and caregivers involved with teachers in the students learning process; I would like to see aggressive recruitment of parents for participating in meetings to help the school with accomplishing organizational goals. The love and concern is there~we need to band together to make it happen for the children. We are not perfect, there is room for improvement but when we together reach for a higher level we will make it.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2013
Substitute Teacher. I worked at Northwestern knowing about all the stats and reviews. I saw a well maintained building. Any adult I interacted with was beyond reproach. I "shadowed" a co-teacher, he took control and I watched as one of the lowest ranked schools showed me how it is done in the top ranked schools. Not a raised voice by any staff entire day. Why, because the students listened. I watched them work and noticed they had strong skills. It was nearly perfect. My only negative comment would be that this school needs to be reviewed based upon location. It is near some high crime areas. Then again I was safe and so were the students. It was not that fake safe feeling. I watched the security in effect and it was top notch. They need more funding to support the transition into DCPS schools with serious problems. It is the fear of many that all the hard work will be undone after assimilation into local high schools. Possibly PTA could set up mentoring programs to teach moral firmness in the students to help change the mentality of others they must interact with in the future. I am not permanently affiliated with this school so there is no bias. I will call it how it actually is.

- submitted by a community member

April 18, 2011
My wife works here for a couple of years now. Things are really hard for her. She comes to the house all stressed out complaining about the bad administration that is not supporting them against the students with bad attitude she teach daily. There are other issues bigger than just a common student fight or food fight at lunch that are not been resolve and possibly cover to make things look good for the school. I will give a lower score than 3 to this school thanks to the poor administration and how low and soft are the students managed in this school. My wife is looking to get out any time soon.

- submitted by a community member

September 02, 2010
I was really happy to see all the changes at NMS, the most noted change is how CLEAN the school is and how a spot light is placed on continuing education after middle school, College banners are hung from the ceilings, opening our childrens minds about the possibility of going. I think the students are taking pride in their school campus. What a welcome change.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2010
Northwestern is a great school! I attened there for all of my years...class'09!!! They have nice teachers, their learning process is awesome! When u step foot into nwms you will nit want to leave there! Their sports are good...i played every sport there is to play at nwms! i didint play football of course because im a girl, but other than that i was the most athletic girl there was durng my years there! I still go back and vist every no and then...the school is just so great! Northwestern middle school home of the 'Yellowjackets'!!!

- submitted by a student

November 26, 2009
I think north western is a great school.I am attending there right now.Although our school isn't an 'a'.We are capable of being an 'a'.

- submitted by a student
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Northwestern Middle School
2100 West 45th Street, Jacksonville, FL  32209
(904) 924-3100
Last modified Northwestern Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northwestern Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top