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Northridge High School

Public | 9-12 | 1291 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted March 25, 2014

Northridge has a drug problem just like any other school. But due to a wealthy area it is kept out of the news. They also waist to much money on arts and entertainment they should be teaching basic living courses. We had three sons graduate from NHS in the past and the waist of books and materials was shameful. Several workbooks they did not even use still new at the end of year what a waist of parents money on book rental.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

My children attend Northridge High School and have been in the school district for 13 years. Academically, the children are challenged with a variety of material. They offer many different diploma paths. However, they (school officials) are selective in who they help and how available they are. They greatly favor the more affluent portion of the student population. We have 2 NHS graduates and a couple that are close to graduation, in all that time the children and I can only count a handful of exceptional educators. Most fall woefully below that description. Even though my children are almost through with high school, we have decided that it is in our best interest to move away from the school system. In short, less privileged people (socioeconomically speaking) and people with diverse cultural backgrounds may want to reconsider attending. If my kids were of a different ethnicity in this area I would homeschool or send them to Goshen or Elkhart! Parent involvement is not a good thing when small minded people are chosen for positions of influence over the minds of young people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

I come from an out of state district with much expectation of this school district. The community is a great place to live and raise children. It appears the school rides that momentum but does not follow its lead. The school lacks in good quality educational focus. Has more of a focus on extra-curricular activities. My experience so far is a total disappointment. One needs to research this district well before sending your children to the school. Good thing for Indiana is the open enrollment system with the voucher system on the horizon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

Northridge is a great place if you are a white athlete. Not welcoming at all to newcomers or those of other cultures/races. The kids seem scared of anyone not white and will just simply ignore them. It's sad that in 2012 Middlebury is still so backward.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

This school is full of potheads and I believe going far down hill after my brother in law graduated. The students are becoming meaner and the teachers play alot of favorites. The principals take interest in picking out people and not disaplining everyone the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

the reason I'm only giving 3 stars is because many of the teachers play favorites and even some of the principals and this is coming from a student. and I've only met one teacher that genuinely cares about the students. the classes on the other hand are vast such as a jewelry class where you actually make jewelry out of metals. it was my favorite class. and they also have Career Center which is an off campus class. overall it's an average school and it could be better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2009

Northridge is by far the best school in Northern Indiana, IMHO. My children have attended both Northridge HS in Middlebury and Carroll HS in Ft. Wayne. Both are wonderful, but the parent involvement and the dedication of the teaching staff at Northridge far surpass anything I've ever experienced. The student body is also exceptional, as a mother with two sons I couldn't ask for a better school. Everyone from office support staff to the student body deserve to be applauded for making Northridge the outstanding school that it is. Bravo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

Northridge is a great school, it is a the main reason I live here. The teachers are wonderful and the school pride is great. The students seem to be relaxed and easy going in a good way.I feel that my children are safe here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

We moved here from a much larger out of state school and are very disappointed with the lack of classes to pick from. If you want something other than basic classes you're pretty much out of luck. How about some writing classes, drama classes, TV classes, etc. Not everyone cares about sports, sports, sports. I do like the 4 block schedule. The teachers I've met seem to be very dedicated, but where is the principal? I've been to several events at school but he seems to be non-existant. He needs to be seen more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I graduated from NHS in 1986 and currently have a 'daughter' (Exchange student) attending Northridge. Alot has changed in nearly 20 years, however some of the most important issues have not. Parental involvement has always been high at NHS and I attribute much of the success of many of the students on this factor. As a small community, we have the best of both worlds; a small school with big leadership. Thank you for not compromising on your standards, our kids will accept the challenge you set out for them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have had one child graduate from Northridge and one is presently attending. Yes, there are some 'cliques', but I would rather have relatively harmless cliques than gangs. I wish that the vote to go forward with the building project would have had a favorable outcome. Our kids deserve a bigger, better equipped environment in which to get an education and prepare them for college and/or the work place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Northridge High School is actually a great school. The only bad thing that I can think about it is that a lot of the teachers plays favorites with the families that have the most money, and it is a preppy school. It isn't as bad as a lot of schools that are around here. At least here I have felt really safe and know that there isn't going to be anyone walking in with a gun or something.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

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

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

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:

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55%
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25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

70%

Average SAT score

1017

Graduation rate

92.8%


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

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

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66%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

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21%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.9
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2.6
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Average number of units completed in first year2
22
This school
30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

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80%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 72%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 3% 4%
American Indian 1% 0%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 12%
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 24%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 3%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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56779 Northridge Drive
Middlebury, IN 46540
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Phone: (574) 825-2142

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