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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.
We love this school! We were a bit worried about middle school for our son who is very quiet and has a mild autistic disability. But he has done well so far at Northwood and the teachers are very supportive and interested in their students' achievements. Mrs. Nelson and Mr. Smith know the students and lead the campus with strong but reasonable expectations. I have never felt that our son is not safe at school nor that he is not accepted by others students, because he does feel accepted here.
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.
Northwood has exceeded our expectations for our daughter. Her experience with great teachers outweighed any issues with communications. There were only a few instances of confusing grading standards. Overall, the administration at Northwood seems to be running a school with a welcoming environment for students and teachers. They are all highly recommended by this family.
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.
Northwood is a fine school if you kid gets good grades and communicates well with the staff. I've had two kids through the system. Both kids got excellent grades, but only my first kid who communicated well with the staff received any support from the teachers. I was shocked when Mrs. Abrams was named regional teacher of the year. She is a fine teacher, but not even in my top ten of best teachers in KSD. My kid had her this year, asked for support - but Abrams never had time. If your kids does well in school, but is shy around their teachers - then I suggest finding a different school if you expect the teachers to help bring them to the next level.
Our 8th grader just finished his final year at Northwood and we couldn't be happier with his progress and feel he is prepared for high school. The teachers and administrative staff were very responsive to our concerns and attentive to our student's needs. Our student thoroughly enjoyed his two years at Northwood. Kudos to the students and staff at Northwood for an excellent year!
Northwood is a great school with plenty of opportunity for those who chose to utilize them. The staff is great and this school has some really great teachers who have the ability to inspire. My son was failing the first 1/2 of the year due to lack of motivation and no matter what I said or did it did not change, he just didn't care. However all it tool is the interest of his teachers to build him up and inspire him to work harder and he did! Completing the 2nd 1/2 of the year with A's and B's in his honors classes. Also many programs are offered at this school that are not at others, so i say again this is a great school and I am thankful my son had the opportunity to go here and prepare him for high school.
My child's school is Northwood and I was very pleased with his first year of being in middle school. The teachers are excellent and the principals do a great child in maintaining a very well disciplined school.
The staff at Northwood is simply incredible. I honestly couldn't be happier with the level of communication I receive from the staff. I am looking forward to next year already!
I have a child going into 8th grade at NWMS and have been thrilled with the experience. Our teachers were motivated, creative and very responsive on email. Some proactively kept us updated on progress. The principal and asst principal are involved, tough but fair, just as they should be at a middle school. I feel like our child will be well prepared for high school leaving NWMS.
Our first year at Northwood could not have been a more positive experience. The tone is set by Northwood's principal, Mrs. Nelson, who has developed an environment where education, discipline, accountability and respect are top priorities. Our son, who struggled at the elementary level, worked hard and finished the year at Northwood as a National Jr. Honor Student thanks to the dedication and devotion of the teachers and staff. Wonderful School!!!
Northwood Middle School is an amazing place. My 7th grader is getting an amazing education and I as a parent appreciate the teachers and the communication pathways available to ensure that my child is on track. 5 Stars!
Northwood Middle School has been nothing but outstanding in the two years that my kids have attended. The tone is set at the top by Mrs. Nelson and all I have heard from other parents over the years is what a positive experience it as been and how well prepared their kids were for the step into high school. I simply cannot give a higher recommendation!
Love this school! l guess I need at least 15 words to post this, and now I have more than that! :)
Northwood is a excellent school with staff that are interested in helping their students succeed. There are opportunities for any interest- athletics, student leadership, service, inter-mural activities, drama, and the arts. Both of our children have had great experiences there and have found the staff to be supportive, engaging and excellent teachers. I appreciate the high standards expected by the principal and staff for academics and behavior. Our time there was too short!!
I was very impressed by the Staff at Northwood -- they were very responsive and caring to any issue raised by me or my son. I can't think of anything negative to say about the school. I just hope Kentridge will be just as positive of an experience as Northwood.
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