Mr. Barnes genuinely cares for the staff and student body. He is present and engaging as well as available. The staff care about the students and spend countless hours outside of the bell schedule preparing and teaching students as well as parents. The students feel safe. There is no school that is 100% perfect but perfection is what Northridge Middle School is striving for. I am a proud parent of the Hawks!
Northridge Middle school has provided my daughter with an excellent education. She has attended for two years and has maintained an A average. This comes with lots of hard work and great teachers. I am immediately informed of her academic progress. I have found the teachers create a nurturing and supportive environment.
At first, I had my doubts about sending my son to Northridge. However, I have come to know the Teachers, Office Staff, and Principal. They geniually care about the kids and my son has done very well, in honors classes, and on the A/B Honor Roll all year. I would definitely recommend this school to other parents.
My daughter is on the A/B honor roll at Northridge middle school. This comes with a lot of work and staying in contact with her teachers. Northridge is not a school that you can allow your child to attend without following up with the teachers and staff. This school has made leaps and bounds of progress this past year with a practically whole new staff and front office staff. But you have to become a partner with the school parents I encourage you to get involved through e mail and scheduling regular appointments and staying on top of things we are seeing a totally different child academically this year. God bless the staff at Northridge you are to be commended for the endless support and work you continue to provide toward our children!
I was not impressed by Northridge. We relocated to Charlotte from NY last July. I put my daughter in Northridge thinking it would be a great school for her. Well, my daughter was on the honor roll in NY and she barely made it out of the 7th grade this year. I am very involved w/ my childs education and i was truly shocked with the lack of involvement from the teachers and the overall school.
I am very disappointed with Northridge. In my opionion, CMS needs to do some clearing out of staff and they should start with the Admin (Principals, Vice principals etc..) up front at Northridge. I have had the pleasure of meeting some great teachers at that school, however, for every 1 great teacher there is 3-4 that should not be there.
I am a student at northridge middle, therefore I know what goes on. I love northridge middle school. The teachers are sometimes therefore boring is heck. The parents are not that involved, but I wouldn't expect them to be since this isn't elementary and the children are gowning up. The security guards are nice, and stuff, but they don't take no crap. Overall Northridge Middle has its pro's and con's, but what school dosen't.
I have a stepchild that attends this school. Overall, it is okay. I believe their focus should be on the academics, funding and sports last. Education is the key. At this age, if you do not master the basic now, you will not be able to make it in high school. She is struggling now just with the basics. Get the kids up in academic then reward with sports... The need to focus on the basic. If you master the basic,retest and move to AG, AVID, Honors Etc.. Need to improve....
I have interacted with several people in several positions at Northridge. I wouldn't say that all or the majority of the people are rude or complacent with education. There are some good and some great teachers at Northridge. The atmosphere, for the most part is professional. However, the leadership is not always leading in a positive way. This year, I had to interact with a principal intern, who was ten times more professional and respectful than the principal of the school. There are many teacher vs. administration issues that arise and are aired. The school clearly has a vision and I feel is working towards it, but its leadership needs improvement in relating to its clients, knowing how to speak to people, and knowing how to treat the staff so its problems do not flow to the community. Overall, the school is satisfactory.
Northridge has so many problems that I find it hard to pick the worst. The only bright area I have seen would be the guidance counselors. The front office staff are rude on a regular bases, most of the teachers are not teaching a thing. I try to quiz my child on subjects taught he can barely answer some of the questions yet he is on the AB honor roll. I won't even bring up the leadership. I even joined programs to help out and that did not help. This school needs a complete overall. Did you see the 3 out of 10 rating?
My impression of North Ridge Middle, including the two Principals, Staff, Administrators, and teachers can be summed up in one word. Crappy! The 'positive' reviews listed here on this site, are probably from the Staff/Principals Office, or the Teachers at North Ridge. Would I recommend this school to anyone? uh...Did I mention crappy?!
My family has relocated to charlotte from NJ.NRM is worse than the most horrible school in NJ. I have never experienced such an unorganized school in my life. After only 3 months of attendence I had to pull my daughter out of the school. She made the honor roll at the school Straight A's, yet could not pass the end of grades. That is unacceptable!
I think that NRM is a good school. But I also think that they should find a better way to discipline the students because every time I turn around my children that attend that school are telling me that students are constanly getting suspended and its almost time for the EOG's and students need to learn the most they can. Another thing is the teachers. So I would not recomend Northridge Middle to anyone!
I am a little dismayed that the teachers for the most part have a 'I don't care' attitude, until basically it's too late for the student. The solicitation for parental involvement tends to be in the area of discipline. I feel more attention is needed in the area of academics and implementing alternative learning/teaching techniques and not just for EOG time. I would also appreciate a fair, unbiased evaluation of each student's progress and behavior. I believe the school in conjunction with the parents can create a more student friendly learning environment.
Hi I am a parent at Northridge Middle and to tell the truth I would not reccomend this school to another parent because NRM doesnt care about the students they care about getting them kicked out and making money off of them and I use to think NRM was good for my child but I now have a change of mind the parents dont stand up for their children and the principal doesnt do much for the school. But I (as a parent) do not like NRM because of the way the act towards our students. Thank you.
I think there are some really great staff members that truly care about students and he security was especially helpful with talking with my child and making him feel comfortable in new environment as a 6th grader. Supportive staff, just sometimes overwhelmed as we all are when dealing with kids. ut overall a good school-parents stay involved-the school can't do it alone!
Hey, I think that Northridge is a pretty good school but I think that the teachers should have a better communication with the parents insted of the I dont care attitude.
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