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North Side Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 682 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2013

Rude teachers, rude administrators, etc. They spend the lunch hour bashing students. All they care about is their A grade so that they can get more money in their pocket. Besides that, their focus is just passing them off. These kids are just a means to their selfish ends. Go to Concord...you won't regret it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2012

I posted a not so great review on this site 2 days ago. It has been deleted! I wonder how many other bad reviews have been deleted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2012

My son has an emotional disability and requires an IEP. The principal, teachers, and the special education teacher have been wonderful in working with us and the doctor. They also do their best if your child is not doing well to follow up and try to find ways to bring their grades up (tutoring, etc).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2011

One of the best schools around. The majority of kids follow the rules and the teachers are fantastic. One science teacher gives up his lunch, everyday, to help kids. He has also helped many students in need by purchasing items they can't afford. I've had the best time there and learned a lot.


Posted November 4, 2009

The office staff isn't the greatest. The rude behavior was uncalled for and very unprofessional. Some teachers are decent and give you child the education they need. Others go above and beyond what is required of them. There is a 7th grade math teacher that gives up her lunch hour, stays after school, and even helps you before school starts. In all, NS is okay. There are good and bad parts...but most of the time the bad is too heavy to overlook...sorry NS=(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

I am currently going to Northside and I am loving it.This school offers a great education and fun extracurricular activities.The library staff are nice too, and all the teachers care about how the students do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2008

The school is very organized and has some very good teachers and coaches. The school's office staff I was not impressed with, the rude behavior i got from the secretary wasn't very profesional. I recomend getting your chid into honors courses though because of the teachers though the students aren't those of the nicest. Over all this school has is good and its bad but i would recomend to send your child to another local school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2004

North Side is an awesome school for kids to be! The two principals are involved and they know what is going on in their school! You walk around the school and see how much is going on and how the kids are busy and involved with eachother.The teachers really care about the students and their education they push the students to their limits, and the kids excede well.The kids are involved with so much clubs and extra curriculum activities they stay out of trouble. North Side is a great school for the kids to go to school and they know that they are very safe in that school,and if they are put in danger, Mr. Cripliver and Mrs. Jackowiak wont stand for it,and they will make sure that our kids are safe,and not in danger. We at North Side know that the schools a safe place,and the teachers/counclers/and principals care!Good job NorthSide!!
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 72%
Hispanic 25% 10%
Black 12% 12%
Multiracial 8% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 15%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

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  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Sara Jackowiak
Fax number
  • (574) 262-5573

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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300 Lawrence Street
Elkhart, IN 46514
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