School Details

Northwestern Middle School

2100 West 45th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 924-3100
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 447 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

27%
47%
53%
29%
54%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
47%
56%
25%
49%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
37%
47%
27%
53%
57%
19%
47%
49%
36%
54%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
50%
78%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
58%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northwestern Middle School is a public middle school in Jacksonville. The principal of Northwestern Middle School is MR. ARVIN D JOHNSON, whose e-mail is johnsona10@duvalschools.org. 447 students attend Northwestern Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 29% of the Northwestern Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 447 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Northwestern Middle School is 13:1. Ephesus Sda Junior Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 44%
Multiracial 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 38%
Hispanic 0.9% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 50%
Limited English proficiency 29% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think others should know that Northwestern is a great school in spite of the current reputation and all the negative comments/information about the community in which it is located. The children did not locate the school there; the children are only using what the state and city governments (and parents) provide for them. Mostly teachers seem to be highly motivated to help and direct students. Students show respect for teachers and seems engaged in productive activities. That's what I see and I like it. I would like to see increase in student learning. I would like to see more parents and caregivers involved with teachers in the students learning process; I would like to see aggressive recruitment of parents for participating in meetings to help the school with accomplishing organizational goals. The love and concern is there~we need to band together to make it happen for the children. We are not perfect there is room for improvement but when we together reach for a higher level we will make it.

  • (1 year ago)

    Substitute Teacher. I worked at Northwestern knowing about all the stats and reviews. I saw a well maintained building. Any adult I interacted with was beyond reproach. I "shadowed" a co-teacher he took control and I watched as one of the lowest ranked schools showed me how it is done in the top ranked schools. Not a raised voice by any staff entire day. Why because the students listened. I watched them work and noticed they had strong skills. It was nearly perfect. My only negative comment would be that this school needs to be reviewed based upon location. It is near some high crime areas. Then again I was safe and so were the students. It was not that fake safe feeling. I watched the security in effect and it was top notch. They need more funding to support the transition into DCPS schools with serious problems. It is the fear of many that all the hard work will be undone after assimilation into local high schools. Possibly PTA could set up mentoring programs to teach moral firmness in the students to help change the mentality of others they must interact with in the future. I am not permanently affiliated with this school so there is no bias. I will call it how it actually is.

  • (4 years ago)

    My wife works here for a couple of years now. Things are really hard for her. She comes to the house all stressed out complaining about the bad administration that is not supporting them against the students with bad attitude she teach daily. There are other issues bigger than just a common student fight or food fight at lunch that are not been resolve and possibly cover to make things look good for the school. I will give a lower score than 3 to this school thanks to the poor administration and how low and soft are the students managed in this school. My wife is looking to get out any time soon.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was really happy to see all the changes at NMS the most noted change is how CLEAN the school is and how a spot light is placed on continuing education after middle school College banners are hung from the ceilings opening our childrens minds about the possibility of going. I think the students are taking pride in their school campus. What a welcome change.

  • (5 years ago)

    Northwestern is a great school! I attened there for all of my years...class'09!!! They have nice teachers their learning process is awesome! When u step foot into nwms you will nit want to leave there! Their sports are good...i played every sport there is to play at nwms! i didint play football of course because im a girl but other than that i was the most athletic girl there was durng my years there! I still go back and vist every no and then...the school is just so great! Northwestern middle school home of the 'Yellowjackets'!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I think north western is a great school.I am attending there right now.Although our school isn't an 'a'.We are capable of being an 'a'.

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