School Details

Northside Middle School

1400 27th Street, Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-4405
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 843 students 20 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

71%
70%
74%
80%
80%
81%
73%
66%
69%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bartholomew Con School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
71%
76%
80%
79%
81%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bartholomew Con School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
64%
70%
100%
46%
46%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bartholomew Con School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northside Middle School is a public middle school in Columbus. The principal of Northside Middle School is Mrs Amy Dixon. 843 students attend Northside Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the Northside Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 41% of the 843 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Northside Middle School is 20:1. St Bartholomew School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 80% 78%
Asian 5% 5%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 42%
Limited English proficiency 5% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    We have had a very positive experience at Northside for the past two years. The Academic Challenge program has been good and the classes seem appropriate for kids who score well on standardized tests. Most teachers seem very engaged and try to make classtime fun and a good learning experience!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Northside is bad school. I had two children in the school and a had a bad experience with both children there. My oldest is now going to North High and I haven't had any trouble at all.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that Northside is a very good school. They seem to always keep the kids in their mind at all times. I think most of her teachers try to make it fun but make sure the kids are learning something from it.

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