School Details

North Middle School

2601 8th St NE, Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 268-6525
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 731 students 14 students/teacher (MT avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

79%
72%
70%
87%
84%
84%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and grades 4, 8, and 10 in Science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Great Falls Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
65%
63%
89%
88%
84%
65%
61%
65%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and grades 4, 8, and 10 in Science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Great Falls Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Middle School is a public middle school in Great Falls. 731 students go to North Middle School and identify mostly as Native American or Native Alaskan; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the 731 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at North Middle School is 14:1. Foothills Community Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 9% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 82% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Multiracial 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The open concept at North Middle School was changed several years ago. The transformation was completed about four years ago. We have an enrollment of about 750 students in grades 7&8. The team concept is employed. We have three 7 th grade teams and three 8th grade teams. Students are "looped" in their core subjects which means that they will remain with their core teachers and counselor for two years. Related Arts teachers will change each quarter. We welcome all inquiries and all students.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son was a fairly solid 'B' student in elementary but he really struggled both socially and academically there. This is his second year at NMS and he is excelling (straight 'A's' every quarter) and socially he is doing so much better.

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to North & i love it... it was an open classroom school but they worked on it and fixed it to make most rooms closed in. The teachers are really nice at North and ths students are exceptionally nice and courtious.

  • (8 years ago)

    North has the open classroom atmosphere which in some cases can be a hard place to concentrate for some students. The teachers do not communicate with parents which has been proven to aid student success.

  • (10 years ago)

    North is a middle of the road school. Offering some extra accedemic programs but can't seem to reach the success of its rival Paris Middle School.

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