Excellent teachers and staff! They care about every child! Coaches and athletic program are outstanding!
NW has excellent leadership, not only at the Principal level, but the teachers, staff and students. The communication is great and as a parent, I am confident in what my student learned from her experience at NW and look forward to when my youngest attends the school.
As a parent, I have been very happy with Northwood Middle School, our son was happy here and it felt like a safe place for learning. Our daughter will be there in the not far off future!
My son went to different elementary school so when he came here, he didn't have any friend. He had no trouble making friends and feeling right at home. Teachers are great, too. His 7th grade math teacher in particular, is always eager to help when asked. Looking forward to 8th grade!
Nothwood Middle School and the staff has simply amazed me as I have watched my son through 7th and 8th grade as he has struggled through rumors, friends and grades while these rumors and friendships changed day to day. Everything child faces strategies and very hard times in the transition from elementary school to high school. This is where they learn to become so they are. Nothwood has taught or son to put his knowledge from his brain onto paper. With all the drama from kids who are simply just growing up and learning, to the parents getting involved and causing drama, our son overcame all of that and started listening to the teachers and ended up with some very incredible grades! My husband and I give a huge applause to Northwood Middle School and the staff for constantly being involved in his education and always encouraging him that he was smart and can do it. The teachers, even if they were at home, always were there to answer his emails as soon as they were sent out. What a TEAM! Without the support from Mrs. Nelson, staff and resources at Northwood, we wonder who our son would be today.
Northwood is the best school for my kids. They loved to go everyday. Great leadership, great teachers, great staff. I can see how much my kids enjoying it every single day. They keep saying that two years there were too short...
Words cannot express how amazing this school is. My daughter moved around for much of her younger years thanks to the military and we finally settled here. I was so impressed with the staff. They truly care about their kids. Luckily for me my daughter picked a great crowd to hang out with and all of her friends were so positive and supportive! I did hear tales of a few bad eggs in the student body (drinking, drugs, sex) but any follow up questions I had for my daughter were always answered with the teachers are working with the student, the student is/was suspended/expelled, they gave a talk today about ______________ because of ___________________. Mind you these stories were few and far between but the staff was always a step ahead. My daughter loved going to school every day and really shined!
This school is open and accepting of many different types of individuals and learning styles. This faculty assists students to be successful learners in a positive environment. The course work assigned is level appropriate and still challenges students to think and grow to meet expectations. We look forward to sending our younger student to middle school at Northwood.
I wouldn't have picked a better school for my children. All of the staff show concern towards the students and take an interest in their progress. From calling to emailing when the my children have done an exceptional job. Kids need to know someone is on their corner and Mrs Nelson and Mr Smith emphasize this daily. I was trying to rate the principle leadership and parent involvement as 5 stars but it would only let me click 4.
I am consistently impressed with level of communication and teacher involvement Northwood offers. Both of our kids have had positive middle school experiences, and have been very well prepared for their high school careers.
Wonderful experience here. My son went to a different elementary school than most of the other students, but he has transitioned well. He has friends and enjoys his classes.
Had a positive experience with Mrs. Nelson. Great after-school clubs but would appreciate more no-cut sport opportunities as the sports teams are competitive already. Would like more guidance for 7th graders regarding study and organizational skills and stricter discipline in regards to cell phone and computer use during class.
Great school and staff! The teachers got the kids very well prepared for high school.
Really good sports teams. Teachers used to teach at high school so they know how to prepare students fro high school.
This school is the best nice student good teachers your own laptop to use home/school pe amazing
I was a 8th grade student, and let me say this school totally ruined my confidence. First off, NONE of the teachers really are truely helpful. If you ask for help and you don't understand, they totally get annoyed with you and send you away. mrs. Munch is the WORST. She would embarass me and other students about everything. i have really messed up hair and i get made fun of for it, so i brush it right after lunch as i was walking in class BEFORE IT STARTED. She always would say "its not a beauty parlor. Put your brush away."infront of everyone. People would bully me, teachers heard and did NOTHING. I was a new student and i was made fun of, rumors were spread about me calling people this and that, even this girl went up to me, called me ugly, and told me if i ever talked about her she would beat the s*** out of me. I never did anything to her. I had gone to mrs. nelson for many things, SHE DID NOTHING. Its really hard feeling so unsafe here. I had a self harm problem, students were making fun of me for it. Like half of the school smokes and drink while the other half are a bunch of rich snobs. You cannot have ANY FORM of originallity here, you are judged.
I have one daughter who is an 8th grader at NW, and a son who went there, but is now a sophomore at Kentridge. It's a great school, that starts with great leadership. Ms. Nelson will go out of her way to accommodate anyone, but is also firm and fair with staff, parents and students. Every school needs a LEADER like her. I am not aware of any bad teachers, and I know many who are truly outstanding. I would like to see more rigor in the honors program and see it expanded to include science to better prepare the kids for high school. Both my studious and non studious kids found 7th grade too easy. My son found more challenge in 8th grade, but never had to work hard enough to prepare him for what he encountered in high school. For my daughter's 8th grade year, I'll try to work more with the teachers to see if they can provide extra challenges if she also finds it too easy. I've always had a great response whenever I've communicated any concerns to the teachers at NW. Most teachers maintain up to date web sites so kids and parents can check what is going on and what is due. That's very helpful. School communication to home is very good.
Both of my kids, Michael and Marie Gonzales, have had great experiences at Northwood. Great foundation for their future.
This school offers a lot of opportunity for academic growth. There are still some soft points as in the woodshop class but the opportunity for excellence is apparent in most classes.
Northwood Middle School is a good school. It is diverse and accommodating, which results in exposure to different people, cultures and situations that sometimes need to be managed a bit better. The principal is very involved and accessible, and teachers are tough but usually fair. I've always felt comfortable if I need to address something.
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