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About This School

Norwell High School is a public high school in Ossian. The principal of Norwell High School is Mr Mark Misch. 810 students go to Norwell High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.5% of the Norwell High School students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 810 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Norwell High School is 15:1. Bluffton High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 0.6%
Asian 0.9% 0.9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 31%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 0.8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    NMS is not that great it is dirty. Staff treats kids as if they are second class citizens. Get told one story one day and another a next. Attitude is it is ok for kids to be disrespected and treated any way if they broke a rule. Teachers rather play on smart phone than teach. If you can avoid it do so! There are a very few great teachers most are subpar.

  • (4 years ago)

    I currently attend Norwell High School as a sophomore and I love it. It's just like your average school. I'm not a cheerleader or an outcast but I fit in just fine here. Most people are accepting and the ones that aren't are just like everyone at any other school. Teachers do care you just have to offer the same respect. Academically? Norwell is good. Socially? Norwell is good. Reviews from parents are just stingy and disrespectful.

  • (5 years ago)

    there are shady things behind the scenes of the school that students are scared to bring up... students are cruel to other students who are in the least bit different but academically and sports wise it is an amazing school!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Academically Norwell is very good. Availabilty of extracurricular activities is limited based upon who you are. Communitee and school are very clickish. The band program is second to none in the state (outstanding). School board loves to spend taxpayers money on big projects.

  • (8 years ago)

    Norwell is in the process of rennovation to the physical structure of the school! They need to do the same to teachers... Bullies spread the entire school no matter the age and there are many cliques. They may be good in extra-curricular areas but during school is a disappointment.

  • (11 years ago)

    The only reason the school scored a 3 in Safety and Discipline is due to the fact that the school is safe due to the surrounding area. As for discipline the school is overdisciplined and often infringes on students' civil liberties.

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