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About This School

Northwood Middle School is a public middle school in Fort Wayne. The principal of Northwood Middle School is Mr Austin Couch. 696 students go to Northwood Middle School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 14% of the Northwood Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 696 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Northwood Middle School is 16:1. Shawnee Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 24%
Hispanic 14% 15%
Asian 12% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 70%
Limited English proficiency 14% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    this school is the worst school you could chose i came from a private school thinking it would be better but i was wrong worst school don't go there!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    As a current student at Northwood I can speak from experience when I say that the school is equal parts good and bad. For the most part the teachers are wonderful. They truly love their students and are there for them whenever they can. I believe that Northwood has the potential to be an extraordinary school if it could get the money for materials and repairs. Honestly most of the problems I have experienced at Northwood have more to do with the district than the school itself. The one issue that I believe parents need to be aware of is the lack of anti-bullying support. I've had problems with bullies at school multiple times throughout my two years here. Administrators have been made aware by both myself and my mother yet they've never done anything. I'm even a member of the anti-bullying club Be The Change and I have to admit that the club doesn't do much at all.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am an 8th grader at Northwood. Ive been there all my years. I can honestly say it's the best school. The teachers are really nice. We also have extra help for students failing or falling behind in classes. We have study tables almost everyday after school. My 3 years are Nothwood has been worth it.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a excellent school. This is in the Amish country with the best kids and supports many jobs for people that need them. Great enviornment! ~NorthWood Middle School #1 Fan!~

  • (6 years ago)

    I have an 8th grader and a 6th grader both of whom are high honors and gifted students. The staff have really done a a lot to see that both of them receive enrichment in all classes.

  • (7 years ago)

    Second year at Northwood for my son. 6th grade went well teachers involved reports on progress came regularly. 7th grade seems like another school all together. (test scores reflect 7th graders drop) I've had to have my son's teachers initial his planner daily in an attempt to have feedback on progress/problems. He is to note daily classwork homework and projects due at a later date. I've asked each for comments if he's falling behind in any class. I get little to no response beyond initialing whatever my son writes. So imagine my surprise when mid2nd term reports show D's in math and language. I was told he's not a problem student so he's kinda under the radar. Edline updates are few and far between and hard to decipher. School website rarely updated. As a working widower it's hard to stay on top of things. Plan to be proactive with Northwood's teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is the best school to send your child to.This school is a good school. )

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that it is great that Northwood has an International Parent Teacher Association I believe that that is a great program for the parents of different countries to be able to communicate with the teachers!

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that some of the teachers are very involved with helping the children develop into productive young adults. I have 2 children one currently in Northwood. If I had a choice my second child would not have gone to Northwood.

  • (9 years ago)

    This would be a good school to send your children to that is if you don't mind them being bullied. They do seem to want to take care of children that are being bullied.

  • (10 years ago)

    hi i was an eight grader at northwood the 2003-2004 school year. I never really realized until now how wonderful northwood truley is. Northwood has one of the best counsulars there. I am so happy i went there this past year.

  • (10 years ago)

    I agree about outstanding PTSA - needs more parents to be involved. Principal was just named Indiana PTA Outstanding Principal of the Year a well deserved honor. Teachers are dedicated and pretty much all of them take on a special project to help students or to provide sports. Typical middle school problems are handled as they arise. Students have much to choose from and those who take advantage do better.

  • (10 years ago)

    Outstanding PTSA! Great teachers and staff to be involved with. There seems to be some problems with certain children but the staff keeps on top of discipline issues.

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