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Northfield, VT
Students enrolled: 346
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37 Cross St Unit 2 and 3
Northfield, VT 05663

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(802) 485-4500
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January 12, 2015
Great school! Middle-school teachers are genuinely interested in helping students learn to love exploration. Teachers and administrators have both shown me a commitment to developing good communication with parents.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2015
Northfield Middle and High School is big enough have many wonderful offerings and small enough so that each student and parent is important to the school's success. Success is celebrated, and if problems do arise, they are handled with dignity and fairness. Students may select core courses at all appropriate levels, including Honors and Advance Placement, and they are even accommodated if they choose to take classes at the college in town, Norwich University. The arts, including music, art, photography, woodworking, as well as consumer science and physical education are valued as parts of a well-rounded education. The excellent library and one-to-one laptop program support learning in all classes. The highly skilled teachers care about each student. They make the school a place of learning that welcomes everyone's uniqueness. Music, plays, sports, yearbook, service clubs and more give students a wide range of ways to get involved in the school outside of the classroom. Parents who choose to send their children to Northfield Middle and High School will be pleased that they did.

- submitted by a community member

January 02, 2015
Ranked #4 in the state by US News & World Report and with statewide awards this year (2014/2015), Northfield is definitely on the upswing. Here are a few features I particularly enjoy: 1. Emphasis on technology: Every student grades 9-12 receives their own laptop. It's theirs to bring home and to keep upon graduation. Really? What other schools are doing that?!! Amazing. 2. Culture change: Northfield used to be a jock-centric school with the usual attitudes associated with sports culture. Fortunately, over the last decade a new administration, staffed with completely new faces, has delivered a new kind of culture which supports students across all areas of interest. 3. College prep: Parents and students who want to get the most out of Northfield capitalize on the informal partnerships between the school and Norwich University. Students can take university level courses for credit. If you want your child to get a background in STEM, this is the place to be. Northfield offers AP level courses. The suite of services provided by faculty and staff is pretty incredible especially for a small school. Five stars.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2015
This school USED TO BE a very strong school that had numerous strengths. Academics, athletics, extra-curricular, and community involvement were very strong in the past. In recent years the school has been in a steep decline. There have been less and less opportunity for students; not just because of finances, but also because of shrinking enrollment. This is due to a natural trend, as well as students participating in school choice to attend neighboring schools. Attend most sporting events and you will see there isn't enough student participation to field both a JV and Varsity team in most sports. Thankfully, some programs have survived due to participation from students in neighboring districts. Similar participation issues for the arts to the extent there really hasn't been a school band in recent years. Grade sizes that commonly had 80 students, today only may have numbers in the 20's. That's a drastic decline. Bottom line - this school needs to merge to provide the students opportunity.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2014
I am proud to work at Northfield Middle & High School. The faculty, students and staff are supportive and encouraging. We have high expectations for our students and we care. Our school offers a variety of pathways to graduation which allows for all learners to succeed. This is an ideal place to work.

- submitted by a teacher

August 28, 2014
Update on our school since last year...we have moved up to number 4 from number 8 in a state of 290 schools! We are also the home of the VT teacher of the year, VT high school principal of the year, and VT middle level principal of the year.

- submitted by a teacher

August 22, 2014
NMHS is definitely the best school I have ever been a part of. The teachers are amazing and the academics are rigorous.

- submitted by a teacher

August 17, 2014
Northfield High School consists of many hard working individuals who collectively are making a difference in many students lives. Innovative teaching lessons, service learning projects, PLP's, and internships in surrounding communities as well as in town are all adding up to educated, well prepared citizens entering the next phase of their lives.

- submitted by a teacher

April 25, 2013
Just need to say that according to the 2013 US News Report, Northfield Middle High School is ranked #8 in Vermont! It makes me very proud to work here. I really feel like we are all moving in a very positive direction and this is a great school. We have higher scores than all but one of the "high school choice" schools available in our area and our sports teams have won countless state championships and our musical is outstanding every year!

- submitted by a teacher

May 09, 2012
When I attended this school it was an average school with above average athletics, average to above average teachers, and a majority of student who wanted to excel. Over the past few years however, I have had the unfortunate ability to see this school deteriorate in many ways from the actual structure of the school to what goes on inside. The majority of teachers have stopped caring, in rebellion mostly to a principal who has no idea how to run a high school and the students have lost their drive for education. With the unreasonably high taxes that Northfield residents pay, you would expect the school to be at a much higher caliber, unfortunately, this is not the case. Sadly, many students with potential and drive leave Northfield for prep and private schools, but the truth is that most families in the town cannot afford this and those kids that have the drive but no funds are forced to suffer in classes where most students don t want to be taught and the teachers don t want to teach. Northfield would be better off as a union school and surely if things continue down the path they are on, it will soon become one.

- submitted by a community member

August 13, 2010
Academically, the school offers enough AP courses to hold over smarter students. On average, one student every two years will attend an Ivy or Top 20 college or university. There are a few excellent teachers, yet many people in the faculty and staff have lived in Northfield for their entire lives. Northfield is one of the more backwards towns in Vermont, and the influx of recent and distant Northfield grads in the school lets this live on in the school. Many things are swept under the rug when certain students or faculty are involved. Most students that are rewarded and receive this type of immunity attend mediocre colleges, so I guess the joke is on them. All in all, if you are intelligent, this place can get you where you want to go, but don't expect that you will not face adversity from the jealous inbreds who have lived here their whole lives.

- submitted by a community member

April 03, 2009
I went to Northfield Highschool for my entire High School carreer and I wouldnt change it for the world! They really helped me become a great person and get into a good college.

- submitted by a student

January 27, 2008
This school gets three stars because there were a few teachers (like Mr. Jarvis, Mr. Miles and Mr. Willis) who were really awesome and made learning fun, unfortunately some of the listed teachers don't work there anymore. Other than that, there isn't really all that much that stands out about it.

- submitted by a student
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December 23, 2007
Just moved here this year... so far everythings fine with my 7th grade AND 3rd grade daughters!

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2007
The teachers are great. They go above and beyond the call of duty. The principal lacks the knowledge of how to run a school. He makes decision without consulting the school board, teachers, or parents. If you have children in need of special services, don't expect to get help here.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2007
Being a teenager is usually hard; however the extracurricular activities offered by the School has made my kids life easier, either in sports, music or arts.

- submitted by a parent

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Northfield Middle/High School
37 Cross St Unit 2 and 3, Northfield, VT  05663
(802) 485-4500
Last modified Northfield Middle/High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northfield Middle/High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top