650 Oak Leaf Lane
Somerset, KY 42503
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Northern Middle School serves 885 students in grades 6-8.
Northern Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 885 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Northern Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

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School Overview

Northern Middle School's student population of 885 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
885 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Northern Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Northern Middle School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#234 out of 1230 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
91%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northern Middle School's ranking?

Northern Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 56% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).

How many students attend Northern Middle School?

885 students attend Northern Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

91% of Northern Middle School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Northern Middle School?

Northern Middle School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Northern Middle School offer ?

Northern Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Northern Middle School part of?

Northern Middle School is part of Pulaski County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 885 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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