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About This School

Northwestern Lehigh Middle School is a public middle school in Heidelberg Township. The principal of Northwestern Lehigh Middle School is Dr Kathleen Kelley. 530 students attend Northwestern Lehigh Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 9% of the 530 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Northwestern Lehigh Middle School is 13:1. Blue Mountain Christian Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 95%
Hispanic 6% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel Northwestern is the best school around. My son has learned alot more earlier then i did. I think they have some very wonderful teachers. One's who take their time with each individual student and that i like. My son is getting a fantastic education.

  • (6 years ago)

    Northwestern is one of the best schools in my opinion. I graduated from Northwestern 20+ years ago and moved away from the area after graduation. When it was my daughter's time to start school. I immediately starting looking for a home to buy in the district so she could go to Northwestern! The curriculum is great the teachers and staff are caring and the community is supportive! I wouldn't send my daughter to any other school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that 5th grade is too young to be in middle school my son has had problems with other kids picking on him on the bus since the beginning of the year. The discipline is also inconsistent. My son used to have A's and B's but his grades are slipping and he is not happy.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son went from Weisenberg to the Middle school this year. Not only do I love the school district but more importantly he loves it as well. The teachers keep him motivated and on task they prepare him for the real world by establishing organization social and ethical skills. He is happy and to me that is the single most important thing to keeping him motivated to learn.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was not very impressed with the school system. Although I had gone to this school myself I was not at happy with the teacher/parent communication. My son was always an A/B student who came home every day and did his homework. He turned into one that never had homework & hated going to school. I was concerned that the move from a very different region of the US to New Tripoli would be the cause for this. The teachers thought he was fine and that he was just lazy. After moving back to where we came from his grades are back to normal and he is happy. We have moved again since then but we are still in the same region of the US. His grades are still A/B and he is very happy> He is also attending one of the top schools in the country.

  • (8 years ago)

    my son has ADD-inattentive type he always hated school until 5th grade he made honor roll because two teachers worked with him and his parents. he received extra support but he should have been in a special ed math group. Compared to the school he is attending in the south their is no comparison.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school education is above average. The academic programs are great. I like the fact that your child learns home ec in 5th grade. The only thing I'm not thrilled about is that my child is in middle school in 5th grade. Way too soon when i was a child I was in Elementary school still in 5th grade. Other than that wonderful!

  • (8 years ago)

    Dr Kelly the principal is great. The curriculum is okay. They are lacking a Spanish program or any language. The school is not set up for 5th graders though. The buses are also very crowded. The district is not homeschooler or cyber school friendly.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is okay I guess I've seen better schools. They are a bit behind in some things and I'm not real crazy about some of the teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son always hated school but he doesn't hate this school. He has a reading disability and is receiving instructional support. Since the beginning of the school year he has brought his grades up his attitude is better and he's reading much better. He will be transitioning into regular classes soon.

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