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About This School

Northwood School is a public high school in Minong. The principal of Northwood School is Joshua Tomesh. 206 children attend Northwood School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1.0% of the Northwood School students have "limited English proficiency." 61% of the 206 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northwood School is 12:1. Solon Springs School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 92%
Hispanic 4%
Multiracial 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5%
Asian 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 53%
Limited English proficiency 1.0% 0.3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Northwood School has made a lot of improvements in the last few years. Students are doing more hands-on real world projects and technology is being integrated in new ways. We enjoy seeing the examples of student work at the Academic Fair each year.

  • (5 years ago)

    All of our children attended Northwood and all have done very well as a result. We now attend many extra-curricular events and are always amazed at the talent and poise of the students. The music drama and sports departments all do a great job. We are proud to say Northwood is our school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Northwood prepared me very well for college. I never felt lost and was prepared for evey subject. I graduated from college and was accepted into medical school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are dedicated for the most part and my children learned a lot at this school. Unfortunately the administration changes all the time so there hasn't been much leadership. The new administrators seem to be doing a better job of trying to make it a great school. The elementary and middle school teachers really do a great job of coming up with exciting projects for learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    I say in with the new out with the old! This school has a long way to go compared to other schools in the area. I too feel that the only way my child will get the extra help they need is to move. This is a shame. The school is great for the kid that does well and does not rock the boat but if they need extra help go elsewhere. They also need to get away from favortism based on what family you were born into. Teachers that have been there along time do not seem to care and the new ones do not stay long enough to make a difference.

  • (6 years ago)

    Northwood school lost an AMAZING music teacher because of budget cuts. They used to have 2 full music teachers then cut down to 1.7. The music/art department are suffering because of lack of budget. We need more parents complaining and start telling Northwood that the arts/music are important to all students!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the majority of the elementary teachers are doing a great job. And also the middle school teachers. It seems to be lacking in the high school though. The music program is lacking so much. We have extremely talented singers and musicians whose talents are being wasted. Our shop/woods program is a joke. These two programs have been poor for many years. However this year I believe the new administration is looking at every aspect of Northwood and are making great changes. It will take a while and cooperation and support from all of the teachers and parents. We need to work together and be diligent!

  • (7 years ago)

    Northwood School is truly wonderful!My 3 children learn a lot.This school has many great teachers.We have had a little trouble finding a principle but they will find the right one.If u r looking for a school i recommened this one!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is horriable. Don't send your children here. It is a waste of time and money

  • (7 years ago)

    Northwood school needs to hire new teachers. All of the teachers that were very good have retired and Northwood is soon to lose more. I hate this school! The teachers are awful and it doesn't matter what principal Northwood has he is never in charge! Where is the superintendent? I once had a lot of respect for him but I see him giving up on the school too. It seems no one is in charge and those so called teachers do everything but teach! I wish I could get my children to another district. I am about ready to start up a car pool with all the other dissatisfied parents and get out kids a real education elsewhere!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children who attend this school and if I had a choice I would pull them and enroll them somewhere anywhere else! The teachers are horrible. They are young have their little clicks and problems taking any criticism or suggestions. The discipline is less than fair. As for sports they don't offer much and have been trying to get rid of more because of the budget. Or at least that is their excuse. I have tried to get myself involved with this school but I don't seem to have the right last name. They can't keep a principal. But I don't blame them for leaving. Please pray for my children! Thats all I can do other than teach them myself! which I do!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter graduated last year and could not get the classes she needed to get into college. That was very disappointing. I also have an 8th grader and cannot get any help from his Social Studies/History teacher. The only reply I get from this teacher is sarcasm. Recently I have been very disappointed with Northwood School. Kids are put into Special Ed and then are allowed to slip through the cracks. I have paid 20 000.00 on my 8th graders education to get him up to grade level and the teachers can't even keep him there. The problem is they labeled him. This is very disappointing to me as a parent. The school has no stability - we cannot even keep a principal. I graduated from Northwood and thought it was great but currently I would never recommend it.

  • (8 years ago)

    I give this school a F. I'm shocked at the lack of education my child receives. I did bring my concerns up to the principle he disagreed and praised the good jobs that the teachers at Northwood do. In comparing the schoolwork that my daughter brings home to the homework that childern in Duluth bring home Northwood is way behind! This crushes me as a parent. When people say certain people are 'counrty dumb' now I know why.

  • (8 years ago)

    The children are very mean and angry kids. It is very tiny and groupy. The academics are very behind and the teachers really don't know how to teach well. The need to disipline a lot more and get more things to do with the school!

  • (8 years ago)

    It is very small. There's not many activities for students to participate in only a few sports. Some teachers are young and don't know how to teach very well.

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