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North Wood Middle School

Public | 4-8 | 753 students

 
 

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Posted May 18, 2011

My daughter attended NWMS her 8th grade year. Being new comers, We noticed immediately that the children here who have a family history in this area are extremely favored by the teachers, regardless of there GPA. None of the teachers took interest in my daughter or her extremely impressive educational profile. We were very disappointed that the school does not offer honors classes other than mathematics. Nor do they offer membership for the National Junior Honor Society or other clubs that promote community involvement such as the Jr Lions Club. My child was never offered the opportunity to go on the 8th grade end of year trip to New York because we were not here to sign up for it during 7th grade...I've never heard of such a thing. We love the small community feel in Wakarusa and were hoping to feel more welcome here. My daughter did not feel challenged academically compared to her previous education in another state. Most ivy league colleges review educational profiles from 6th grade thru 12th. It is impossible for a child to qualify if the school doesn't offer the opportunities for the ambitious students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

dude dont go their its hell the sports players think they can beat everybody up...they pick on me so much that it makes me not wanna go to school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2009

I love NorthWood Middle School. I feel at home when I'm at school. The education department is awesome, I feel as if i get the information I need to excel in school. I love NWMS athletics. The coaches are awesome, they make everything make sense. They also have a winning record. if you are moving in to the area I definatly recomend that you visit MorthWood Middle School. Go Panthers!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2009

This is the best school ever!! my daughter can't wait for her next year there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2008

i love attending nwms!!!!! the teachers are great and everybody is so nice there!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

they don't have updates on grades and there work and home work on line like other schools do in the area. idon't understand why that is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

Northwood Middle is a great school. There is one thing I do not agree with. When the eighth graders graduate they go to the high school where the students there havethe freedom to express themselves but the younger Students can not express themselves in unique ways. We are told that it attracts too much attention to your self. If you think about that is exactly what we want to happen. I am not distracted when more fourtunate children where clothes just to be a distraction or a 'class clown'. The principals make people who where these things either take them off or get i.s.s. I do agre with other dress codes because ther are logical. My main argument is that if the high and elementary schools can why are we not allowed to?
—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.
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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

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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 78% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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88%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 74% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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88%

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90%

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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76%

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74%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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 86% 72%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 12%
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 39%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 5%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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301 N Elkhart
Wakarusa, IN 46573
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Phone: (574) 862-2710

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