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About This School

Northwest Middle School is a public middle school in Kansas City. 402 students attend Northwest Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 98% of the 402 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northwest Middle School is 13:1. Resurrection Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 42%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 32% 38%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Multiracial 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 83%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My son went to this school and another relative is currently attending all I can say is that the teachers care about the students and seem to find non-traditional ways to enlighten students on subject matters. The support staff(community rep para's and recovery room instructor)are simply the best. They have help my family in many ways. The Administration staff are matchless.

  • (5 years ago)

    My younger siblings attend this school and I must say I don't find it the least bit suitable for them. We're originally from California and I have to say we had a slight culture shock when we moved over here. Even though they have the highest grades in the school the level of education is near the standards that they grew up with I ask them all the time if they like this school and most of the time they say 'Kinda' but further on explained they only want to stay because of the friends they made. Even though I really don't like this school any place that teaches is a good thing.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that this school struggles with a balance of discipline and compassion. The teachers are hard on students when they need to show compassion and easy on them when it is time to discipline them. My daughter was to be there this year for 8th grade and we made a decision together based on the last two years there that this was not the shcool for her or me as a parent!!! We decided to home school this year and weigh our options next year for high schools!! I'd rather my child be home with me and safe with her feelings not getting hurt and her not being pushed around than her go back to that school. Northwest may have gotten better but you have a long way left to go! Good luck but you won't be practicing on my child!

  • (5 years ago)

    Northwest Middle School staff and students are very hard working and the school is getting better daily. In the 07-08 school year Northwest was the ONLY middle school in the district to make AYP in both Reading and Math. That speaks volumes about the school. They are really working hard to make Northwest the best middle school in the district.

  • (6 years ago)

    it is awful and the teachers dnt even help

  • (8 years ago)

    My two boys go up to the school adn I honestly asked 'Do you like your school'. The reponse truelly amazed me 'Yes Mama'. Not too suprising though the school as a 'ok' reputation the teacher 'really' do care adn there Princpal is wonderful helping out when adn where ever she can.

  • (10 years ago)

    It has its good and bad points but I could not picture myself going anywhere else. It is okay and think that others would like it up there.

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