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In-depth school information including test scores and student stats for Northside Middle School, Norfolk, VA.

  • Name Northside Middle School
  • 4 out of 10 GreatSchools Rating
  • Enrollment 785 students (as of 2012)
  • City Norfolk, VA
  • County Norfolk City
  • District Norfolk City Public Schools
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Northside Middle School Ratings

Avg Rating3/53/53/53/53/53/5
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Northside Middle School Reviews

5/5 Rating - Posted December 3, 2014
My son is on a 504 plan due to chronic illness. His teachers have communicated with me via phone and email since he has been out. One of his teachers even came by the house to make sure he understood the material. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my son doesn't get left behind. I'm very impressed!
Submitted by parent

1/5 Rating - Posted November 17, 2014
I don't like this school (hate) the teachers don't pay any attention to the students and they need help a lot.And I got suspended and getting a referral because my teacher didn't let me go to the nurses office and call my parents like don't ever go to Northside
Submitted by other

1/5 Rating - Posted November 17, 2014
Fed up with Northside staff. My son has been a target of security, the deans, and the principle himself. My son is in all honors classes and makes honor roll. He has been wrongly accused numerous times. And upon bringing proof to the school to clear him of there accusations, I was basically called a liar. I have a younger child that will never set foot in this horrible school. I will be contacting legal services next to get this corrected once and for all. I have about decided that homeschooling is the better option to Northside .
Submitted by parent

1/5 Rating - Posted October 2, 2011
I hate this school its just my first week! Im new and no one would help me catch up even the teachers!!!almost all of the students uses profane language and disrespect the teachers and teachers have no sense of humor their very strict and so serious theres no fun going to this school..believe me ive been begging my parents to let me change schools but no they dont believe me!! Every parents if youre child says they dont like the school or they hate it believe them...
Submitted by other

2/5 Rating - Posted July 5, 2011
I went to Northside for only a third of the year, and i hated it. The only thing that is "decent" about the school is some of the teachers and on occasion the principle. This school is going nowhere. There are fights almost everyday and no one is disiplined. If possible, i would consider any other school over Northside.
Submitted by other

1/5 Rating - Posted March 10, 2010
I am a parent of a 7th grader at tthis school.To say that I am unhappy is an understatement. The school is not supportive of its students. My child is in honors classes and still struggles to get help. The school is quick to punish the good kids while allowing bullying and tormenting of students. They claim to care about the children but I believe are more interested in getting parents to leave. Horrible school!!! So disappointed I wish military families had better options.
Submitted by parent

5/5 Rating - Posted June 19, 2009
An awesome amazing school and great principal just needs better school food for the kids and needs to have more time for lunch that the kids can eat in peace.
Submitted by parent

1/5 Rating - Posted May 13, 2009
As a veteran teacher and a former teacher of this school, I question what level the problem falls on (school or district). But when a school has such a large turnover rate year after year, there must be a problem. Many try to 'blame' it on being a military area, but the year I left, there were only two of us in that category. The strong focus on SOL's burned both students and teachers out. Constant testing took place throughout the year. In the math department, we didn't give unit tests because we were required to give 'tri-weekly' tests skip a week and then give part B. Out of a 9 week period we tested them for 6 of those weeks. There is new leadership now, so hopefully changes to improve the quality of education for all have been made. From my experience, I would not send my child there.
Submitted by teacher

Posted January 15, 2009
its my third year at northside and itsnot that bad. true it has bugs but i mean what school doesnt. most of the teachers are new and dont really know what they are doing. some of the teachers are 'mean' but what i have learned is the teachers aren't nessarily mean and dont care they just have a job to do and the fact that you want to go out in the hallway and see your girlfriend/boyfriend really doesnt matter to them. they have to teach you. not be your best friend. so if they are mean it doesnt really mean they dont like you it just mean that they are trying to get thier job done. and for everyone saying that private school is the only way to go, no its not. you dont learn real things. or make different varieties of friends. northsides not the best but itsnotthe worst
Submitted by student

5/5 Rating - Posted October 23, 2008
I have to say I read all the comments. Yes they may have issues. But I have to say my kids teachers are wonderful, helpful and care about the students. They stay back and work with them. They contact 'all' the time to report what my kids are doing or not doing. They encourage my kids to try out for things. I can say the school looks cleaner this year. I am really happy with Northside Middle School this year. I really like there guidance counselor. My oldest don't want to leave next year. Thank you teachers and staff at Northside for what a wonderful job you are doing this year.
Submitted by parent

4/5 Rating - Posted February 8, 2008
This was a verry awesome middle school I have ever been to! they just got there gym re-done and it looks great.
Submitted by student

1/5 Rating - Posted December 9, 2007
im in 7th grade and the teachers there dont care if you r hurting or anything. The school is very dirty and they have cocroaches in their food. DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL.
Submitted by student

2/5 Rating - Posted August 30, 2007
I have had 4 children attend this school. Each one has had issues with teachers and staff. The only ones that I have found to be concerned are the teachers that have been there for many, many years.
Submitted by parent

1/5 Rating - Posted August 27, 2007
This school is very disorganized and disorderly. Attempting to arrange a meeting with the Principle is extremely difficult. Homework is rare. Some of the teachers are great however almost half seem just to be collecting a check. This really spoils it for those teachers truly interested in doing a great job.
Submitted by parent

1/5 Rating - Posted June 19, 2007
Our childs experience there was awful. Teachers who could care less is all I encountered, very unsafe environment. I would never recommend this school to anyone. If you live in Norfolk private school is the only way to go!
Submitted by parent

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