School Details

Norwell Middle School

1100 U.S. 224, Ossian, IN 46777
(260) 543-2218
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 495 students 16 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

91%
91%
78%
93%
93%
82%
78%
78%
64%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Northern Wells Com Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
75%
86%
86%
78%
78%
78%
71%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Northern Wells Com Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
73%
84%
84%
80%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Northern Wells Com Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
58%
70%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Northern Wells Com Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Norwell Middle School is a public middle school in Ossian. The principal of Norwell Middle School is Mr Tim Wilson. 495 students go to Norwell Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.6% of the Norwell Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 495 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Norwell Middle School is 16:1. Bethlehem Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 0.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 0.6%
Asian 0.6% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 31%
Limited English proficiency 0.6% 0.8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    The principal is amazing and all the teachers are caring. It is exciting to see what this community can do and has done for our children.

  • (2 years ago)

    At the beginning of the school year my son a sixth grader had issues with bullying. The vice principal was very quick to put a stop to the bullying. Although it is quite a transition from elementary school to middle school the teachers have all been very helpful with this transition and my son is excelling in all of his subjects. The teachers administration and staff care about the students and take the time to make sure they don't fall through the cracks.

  • (8 years ago)

    Norwell Middle School has helped each of my three boys reach their academic potential. Even if students are struggling teachers will do their best to inform parents encourage the student and make sure assignments are turned in on time. Not only are academic standards important but the safety of all children during the school day. Both the principal and assistant principal make sure the kids feel safe and if there is a conflict will always have an open door any time during the day. Finally guidance will always make sure conflicts are addressed in a timely manner.

  • (9 years ago)

    this school has some really nice band like jazz band marching band and etc. there is always a lot of parent volunteer also. and the leadership of all the academic programs is very nice too.

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