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Northfield Middle/High School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 9, 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.


Posted 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.


Posted April 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted December 23, 2007

Just moved here this year... so far everythings fine with my 7th grade AND 3rd grade daughters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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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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.

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Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
17%
Writing

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students41%
Female59%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students72%
Female80%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Writing

All Students48%
Female64%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students28%
Female26%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students61%
Female78%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 92%
Black 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A36%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-4500

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