Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Norwood High School

Public | 7-12 | 203 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

12 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted December 13, 2011

I have three children that go to Norwood School. One started in kindergarten, another started in preschool, and the last started in fifth grade. The school is small and has a lot of disciplinary issues with children from Juvenile and children's home. Most families grew up here and stayed, so in someway most families are related. It is an all white school which is not good. If you are not related your children will be outsiders and will not fit in. If your children have a disability they even have a harder time in school. If your children are bullied in this school or on the bus the child who did the bullying does get away with it because he or she is related. Teachers children get a better education and get away with a lot. Most children are behind in each class and most children are not getting good grades. The policy is to pass the children anyways. I do not know how they get a good rating or how when your child is evaluated for an IEP how the professionals can not find anything really wrong with them yet it is very obvious to anyone else. I guess that way they do not have to pay for services. If your children are not in a sport they will be treated badly and will be outcasts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

Norwood was recently nominated by the Missouri Department of Education to be a Blue Ribbon School (a national honor). Only 8 schools in the entire state of Missouri (hs, ms, and elem count as separate schools) received this distinction. I am very proud to be in the Norwood School district. This is not based on sports, by the way, but academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

Norwood is a very great school if you apply yourself you can do well there are some areas that arent to good like the senior trip is horrible they have also hired some very good teachers like the new history teacher Mr.Johnson he really works with the student to help them understand
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2008

Norwood is a great school, and my children are receiving a good education. My nieces and nephews have all went on to post-secondary school and have received their BS degrees in psychology, science, and physical education. One is almost finished with a masters degree. The foundation for these achievements were set at home and the Norwood School supported the belief that you can succeed if you work hard for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

I am a Norwood Graduate and a parent of three current students. I think Norwood has a great school along with a staff that works very hard to see that all students are successful. My experience with the administration and school board has been positive. The are also concerned about what is best for students. I have two children that are involved in extracurricular activities and one that is not. I think school is what you make from it. It is easy to cast the blame for personal failures on someone else. I am thankful to be a Norwood Graduate and could not be more pleased with the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 13, 2007

I attended Norwood School my whole life and I can honestly say that if you didn't have the right name or was not one of the 'star' athletes, your opinion did not count for much. The school system use to be alright, but then times changed and they got new school board members and new administrators. Now the school has gone futher down hill.Some of the best teachers that had been there along time,alone with some newer,had been let go and others decided to leave because with the new administrators, they decided to get out when educating students was no longer able to be fun. I think if they got a new school board and new administrators, then this school might have a chance once again. But until then,I will definitely not be moving back into the school district, I would want better for my children.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 18, 2007

I have to say, Norwood is a great district! The quality of their regular classes and their special ed classes is A+. The teachers go out of their way to help the children, and the communications between the teachers and the parent could not be better! I wish we moved here sooner! We moved here a few years ago and have been very please. It is a close knit community with focus on the kids. And, my kids don't play sports! There is something for every one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

This is a good school, but the racism in this town in general is awful. Not all the people are like this, but in a majority, they don't like any one who doesn't fit their likings. Norwood is very 'sports' oriented, but not to all sports, only to basketball, baseball, and softball, and track, giving little money or support to anyting else. This is a good school, and you can get a good education, you won't get acknowledged for it, but you can learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2007

The school in Norwood has alot more potential, I think. It could do so much better than it is. Right now, everything is sports and other academics, like Band, don't get as much attention as it should. That, and if you arnt in the right family groups, then you might as well be a zero in the school board's count. I think the fact that this school is so small, is quite possibly, it's greatest downfall.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2006

I have lived in this district for over 20 years, and I feel that the students are able to get a good education at Norwood if they want to put in the work. As with most things in life, you get what you put into something. My children are like most children in the fact that they always said they didn't like school, but they were always participating in some event. They were kept busy with their academic and extra-curricular activities. This helps keep children on the right track. I really think that all my children not only liked school, but loved it. Sure there were days they didn't, but everyone has those days on their jobs. I think the Norwood School is improving and striving to do better each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2006

All of our children have went to this school. I am very sorry to say this school has some serious problems with children who don't play sports. Not all of our children were into sports and the ones that werent were treated differently. This school is all about who you are. We were outsiders that moved in 12 years ago and we were always reminded of that. We are moving out of this school district and have never been more thankful. Hopefully our children have not been damaged by this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2004

Our school needs a new set of school board members. Also I think if we ask for respect for the teachers our children should get the same in return. There has been too many problems in this school and if you have the right name you get what you want,, will this ever change and let the kids earn their rewards instead of it being WHO THEY ARE that makes the choices ? Unlikely! This hurts the kids. Why don't we grow up and be kind to everyone and let everyone have a FAIR chance. In the Administration part.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Communication Arts

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
58%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
35%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
53%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
27%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 75%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

675 North Hawk Ave
Norwood, MO 65717
Phone: (417) 746-4101

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Skyview School
Mountain Grove, MO



Mountain Grove Middle School
Mountain Grove, MO




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT