School Details

Northridge Middle School

120 Northridge Dr, Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 471-3126
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-6 480 students 18 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

79%
76%
73%
85%
82%
75%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Van Buren School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
71%
77%
68%
66%
70%
46%
37%
41%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Van Buren School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
82%
77%
66%
61%
65%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Van Buren School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
75%
77%

End of Course Exams (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Van Buren School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northridge Middle School is a public middle school in Van Buren. 480 children attend Northridge Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 50% of the 480 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northridge Middle School is 18:1. Coleman Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 76% 72%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 10% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am not happy with the education my child receives. It is only a good school if your child doesn't struggle. If he or she does I would suggest putting them in another school. I have had to spend money on Sylvan when Van Buren should have done more to help my child. Since he didn't fall into the percentage of economically challenged kids he does not receive extra help. Its ridiculous. Now I know why the benchmark scores are so low compared to the state average. I am looking for another school before next school year. If you think your child has future in football Van Buren is not the school you want either. The high school NEVER has a winning season. Not many recruiters sitting in the stands I suspect. If the education was there I wouldn't even be concerned with the sports program because to me academics comes ffirst but Van Buren can't offer either one.

  • (6 years ago)

    Northridge is awsome. It is the best middle school ever. And who makes it that way none other than the teacher cooks and princables.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son went to Northridge his 5th and half of his 6th grade year until we moved. It's an excellent school. I didn't care for the band program at Northridge though.

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