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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0%||0.2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0.2%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||79%||50%|
|Limited English proficiency||29%||3%|
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.
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.
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.
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'!!!
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'.
Ephesus Sda Junior AcademyPrivate K-12 None students
Youth Development CenterPublic K-12 33 students
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