School Details

Northwest Middle

5501 Murray Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(336) 924-5126
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 925 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

27%
36%
39%
34%
44%
46%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Forsyth County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
37%
39%
33%
48%
48%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Forsyth County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
31%
34%
31%
40%
41%
56%
58%
59%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Forsyth County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
36%
36%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Forsyth County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northwest Middle is a public middle school in Winston-Salem. The principal of Northwest Middle is Ms Freda Smith and can be contacted at asmith@wsfcs.k12.nc.us. 925 children attend Northwest Middle and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 70% of the 925 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northwest Middle is 14:1. Forsyth Academies is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 34% 43%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 29%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 29% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 2%
Asian 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter went here last year . We had to move and now she is going to Philo Pill Magnet . I really wish we would have never moved . I've read all the reviews for this school and I have one thing to say enjoy this school because it's a great school!! Never know what you had until you have lost it !! I'm gonna move my daughter back ) and now i'm gonna go give philo hill a 0 and the worst review ever.... NOT HAPPY (

  • (2 years ago)

    As a parent I feel the staff is not on one accord. I have had several terrible experiences with the office staff. On numerous occasions I have been given incorrect information. I have also had a teacher lie on my child and when asked about it the story changed. My child likes most of her other teachers and her friends and that is the only reason I have not removed her yet.

  • (5 years ago)

    7th grade was the best but unnesscessary plasma screens were bought when that money should have been put towards new textbooks. Alot of the textbooks were in bad shape last year and they are only gonna get worse with use. And the cafeteria prices are outrageos. 3.25 per meal??

  • (6 years ago)

    I used to go here and it was an ok school. It seemed like they spent money on unescessary things such as a flat screen tv in the lobby that they never use. However the school does have some great teachers. 3/5 stars

  • (6 years ago)

    It is a very un maintained high minority unsatisfactory food prices and quality

  • (6 years ago)

    The pricipal of this school is the most responsible and successful of the ones that i've seen and heard about.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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