Northwood Middle School

Northwood Middle School serves 218 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Northwood Middle School operates within the Smyth County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 218 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 218 students
Northwood Middle School Total Students (1997-2012)
Gender % 58% Male / 42%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Northwood Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade Northwood Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 15:1
Northwood Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Hispanic
n/a
12%
Northwood Middle School Hispanic (2007-2011)
Black
n/a
25%
Northwood Middle School Black (2008-2009)
White
98%
53%
Northwood Middle School White (1997-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Northwood Middle School Sch Ethnicity Northwood Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.04 0.84
Northwood Middle School Diversity Score (2001-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
50%
32%
Northwood Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
7%
Northwood Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,810 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Smyth County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
6
Number of Students Managed 4,810 3,800
Smyth County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $52 MM n/a
Smyth County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $51 MM n/a
Smyth County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,282 $0
Smyth County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,089 $0
Smyth County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Smyth Co. Career & Technical Center (8.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chilhowie Middle School (8.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rich Valley Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Saltville Rich Valley Elementary School
    196 Long Hollow Rd
    Saltville , VA , 24370
    (276)624-3314
    0.1  mi  |  185  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Saltville Saltville Elementary School
    1013 East Main St
    Saltville , VA , 24370
    (276)496-4751
    7.5  mi  |  280  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Marion Smyth Co. Career & Technical Center
    Vocational School
    147 Fox Valley Rd
    Marion , VA , 24354
    (276)646-8117
    Vocational School
    8.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Saltville Northwood High School
    305 Panther Ln
    Saltville , VA , 24370
    (276)496-7751
    8.4  mi  |  261  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chilhowie Chilhowie High School
    1160 Lee Hwy
    Chilhowie , VA , 24319
    (276)646-8966
    8.9  mi  |  449  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 17, 2011 - There are hawt guys here!!!The sports stuff is good too & so is the building! - Posted by Student/Alumni

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Why Students and Schools Benefit from Foreign Language Programs
Why Students and Schools Benefit from Foreign Language Programs
It’s clear there is currently a gap in language education. As of 2008, only 18.5% of K-12 students were enrolled in a foreign language class. Ask the experts and they all agree— schools with robust foreign language programs can bring students to the next level.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Communicating early and often with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of ensuring your child has the best possible education. Yet, sometimes parent-teacher conferences can be stressful for a variety of factors. In this article we provide a how-to guide for making the most out of your parent-teacher conference experience.
The Parents’ Guide to Common Core
The Common Core State Standards were developed as a means to prepare K-12 students for success in college or the workforce upon graduation from high school. Since their inception, they have been adopted by 43 states. While much support has been given for the standards, many criticisms have emerged as well.
Did You Know?
Smyth County, VA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.10, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.84. The most diverse school district in Smyth County is Smyth County Public Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.