North Whitfield Middle School

3264 Cleveland Rd, Dalton, GA 30721
(706) 259-3381

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 860 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Whitfield County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Whitfield Middle School is a public middle school in Varnell. The principal of North Whitfield Middle School is Andrea Bradley, whose e-mail is 860 students attend North Whitfield Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 7% of the North Whitfield Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 68% of the 860 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 72% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at North Whitfield Middle School is 13:1. New Hope Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Hispanic 27% 38%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Asian 0.5% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 69%
Limited English proficiency 7% 18%
Economically disadvantaged 68% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school scored higher than any other middle school in the county on CCRPI score. It is the top middle school in the county for CRCT scores/gains. My son is extremely happy and can't wait to go to school. I noticed that a parent complained that there child had 8 PE classes. This is no fault of the school. It was explained that there is no funding for more connections teachers so students have to have PE numerous times. My son loves PE and has no problem with it. My son's teachers are very organized and easily contacted. I have no problem finding out information about things going on at school. The school is safe and my son never complains about anything. The administrative staff is excellent very helpful and also very visual. I would highly recommend North Whitfield to a new comer.

  • (1 year ago)

    Stagnation is the word I would use to describe the learning environment at this school. Teachers are unresponsive and disorganized. The principal is dismissive and plays favorites with teaching assignments. My child has had 8 PE's so far this year with no Music Art or STEM courses. If you want your child to grow up to work in fast food this is the place for you.

  • (1 year ago)

    Don't go to this s hook it is really bad my kids always crys when she comes home and she is in 8th grade

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is an amazing place to work. The students are friendly and the staff is like a family. In addition parent support in this school is incredible. I couldn't ask for better place to work and a community in where I live. In addition the quality of education provided for the students here is top notch. No child is left behind here.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is a student at this school. At the beginning of the year I truly thought this was going to be a wonderful learning environment for my child however I was totally deceived. This school is so unorganized and parents are not informed thoroughly with what is taking place with hisor her student(s). I would NOT recommend this school to a parent who is currently making a decision on a good middle school. Safety of the students is a big issue as well. The students whom are high achievers are not given the recognition they truly deserve which is why many of today's kids give up on school especially once they realize their accomplishments go unnoticed. I want my child out of this school and I will figure out a way this summer to do just that. I feel for the students who have to remain there next year.

  • (8 years ago)

    Listen to your child don't trust the teacher! The teachers can't even handle the simplest of issues without a parent involvement. Your child should feel like they can go to their teacher and have things taken care of and not have to call you for help. That is ridiculous! I also had a teacher who gave my child a 0 for work that had been done but we still had the work in his notebook with the teachewers grade on it. I've had that happen several times. It's a constant battle to watch out for what they're doing to your child.

  • (10 years ago)

    North Whitfield is such an awesome school. All the teachers are the best and I really have cherished my time that I spent there.

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