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Minong, WI
Students enrolled: 206

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N14463 Highway 53
Minong, WI 54859

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(715) 466-2297
(715) 466-5149
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June 03, 2014
This school is alright. They don't have much to offer, but the academics has improved a lot. I'm just disappointed about the lack of extra curricular activities. I understand that there is no choir or drama department anymore. It's really disappointing.

- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2011
Northwood School has made a lot of improvements in the last few years. Students are doing more hands-on, real world projects and technology is being integrated in new ways. We enjoy seeing the examples of student work at the Academic Fair each year.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2008
All of our children attended Northwood and all have done very well as a result. We now attend many extra-curricular events and are always amazed at the talent and poise of the students. The music, drama and sports departments all do a great job. We are proud to say Northwood is our school.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2008
Northwood prepared me very well for college. I never felt lost and was prepared for evey subject. I graduated from college and was accepted into medical school.

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2008
The teachers are dedicated, for the most part, and my children learned a lot at this school. Unfortunately, the administration changes all the time, so there hasn't been much leadership. The new administrators seem to be doing a better job of trying to make it a great school. The elementary and middle school teachers really do a great job of coming up with exciting projects for learning.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
I say in with the new out with the old! This school has a long way to go compared to other schools in the area. I too feel that the only way my child will get the extra help they need is to move. This is a shame. The school is great for the kid that does well and does not rock the boat but if they need extra help go elsewhere. They also need to get away from favortism based on what family you were born into. Teachers that have been there along time do not seem to care and the new ones do not stay long enough to make a difference.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2008
Northwood school lost an AMAZING music teacher because of budget cuts. They used to have 2 full music teachers, then cut down to 1.7. The music/art department are suffering because of lack of budget. We need more parents complaining and start telling Northwood that the arts/music are important to all students!

- submitted by a community member
November 02, 2007
I think the majority of the elementary teachers are doing a great job. And also the middle school teachers. It seems to be lacking in the high school though. The music program is lacking so much. We have extremely talented singers and musicians whose talents are being wasted. Our shop/woods program is a joke. These two programs have been poor for many years. However, this year I believe the new administration is looking at every aspect of Northwood and are making great changes. It will take a while and cooperation and support from all of the teachers and parents. We need to work together and be diligent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 06, 2007
Northwood School is truly wonderful!My 3 children learn a lot.This school has many great teachers.We have had a little trouble finding a principle,but they will find the right one.If u r looking for a school i recommened this one!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2007
This school is horriable. Don't send your children here. It is a waste of time and money

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
Northwood school needs to hire new teachers. All of the teachers that were very good have retired and Northwood is soon to lose more. I hate this school! The teachers are awful and it doesn't matter what principal Northwood has, he is never in charge! Where is the superintendent? I once had a lot of respect for him, but I see him giving up on the school too. It seems no one is in charge and those so called teachers do everything but teach! I wish I could get my children to another district. I am about ready to start up a car pool with all the other dissatisfied parents and get out kids a real education elsewhere!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2007
I have two children who attend this school and if I had a choice, I would pull them and enroll them somewhere, anywhere else! The teachers are horrible. They are young, have their little clicks, and problems taking any criticism or suggestions. The discipline is less than fair. As for sports, they don't offer much and have been trying to get rid of more because of the budget. Or at least that is their excuse. I have tried to get myself involved with this school but I don't seem to have the right last name. They can't keep a principal. But I don't blame them for leaving. Please pray for my children! Thats all I can do, other than teach them myself! which I do!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2006
My daughter graduated last year and could not get the classes she needed to get into college. That was very disappointing. I also have an 8th grader and cannot get any help from his Social Studies/History teacher. The only reply I get from this teacher is sarcasm. Recently I have been very disappointed with Northwood School. Kids are put into Special Ed and then are allowed to slip through the cracks. I have paid 20,000.00 on my 8th graders education to get him up to grade level and the teachers can't even keep him there. The problem is they labeled him. This is very disappointing to me as a parent. The school has no stability - we cannot even keep a principal. I graduated from Northwood and thought it was great, but currently I would never recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
I give this school a F. I'm shocked at the lack of education my child receives. I did bring my concerns up to the principle, he disagreed and praised the good jobs that the teachers at Northwood do. In comparing the schoolwork that my daughter brings home to the homework that childern in Duluth bring home Northwood is way behind! This crushes me as a parent. When people say certain people are 'counrty dumb', now I know why.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2006
The children are very mean and angry kids. It is very tiny and groupy. The academics are very behind, and the teachers really don't know how to teach well. The need to disipline a lot more and get more things to do with the school!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2005
It is very small. There's not many activities for students to participate in, only a few sports. Some teachers are young and don't know how to teach very well.

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 11, 2005
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Northwood School
N14463 Highway 53, Minong, WI  54859
(715) 466-2297
Last modified Northwood School is a Public school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northwood School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top