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Northwest Junior High School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 526 students

 

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Posted June 29, 2013

Wonderful school. Rigorous curriculum. Highly qualified teachers. You can't go wrong with Northwest Middle School.


Posted May 10, 2010

I attended Northwest Junior High an I loved it. the teachers was so caring and very great at their jobs. Mr. Shirley was the assistant Principal andMr. Vance was the Principal when I was there. Is it still called Bulldog Country? Maroon and White is out of site, Goooooooooooo Bulldogs.


Posted November 25, 2009

This is a very good middle school. I have 2 children here. I like that the teachers, principal and all staff members actually care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2005

I am a former student of Northwest Junior High School which has grade's 8th-9th. I enjoyed going to the school, even though I thought it was very strict at times. I think your child would enjoy going to Northwest. The teachers are great and the learning experience was wonderful!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 19, 2004

I am a parent of two public school graduates,an educator(35 years), and one-time visitor in the fall of 2004 to northwest junior high school. I was especially interested in the safety, cleanliness, and hygiene of the restrooms. One in the gym area had a piece of rusted partition which easily could have become a weapon. Another men's restroom had no outside door, no stall doors, no toilet paper, no soap, no towels? Are there health regulations in the city which permit this type of negative restroom?
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted May 22, 2004

I am a student now at Northwest ending my 8th grade year. This is a great school. The teachers and prinicipals care for the students. If you ever come to meridian please let your child attend Northwest.
—Submitted by a student


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

The state average for Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
77%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 86% 50%
White 12% 46%
Hispanic 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4400 32nd St
Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: (601) 484-4094

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