37 Cross Street Unit 2+3
Northfield, VT 05663
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Northfield Middle/High School serves 288 students in grades 6-12.
Northfield Middle/High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Vermont for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Vermont state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Vermont state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Vermont state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Vermont state average of 10% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

Northfield Middle/High School's student population of 288 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
288 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Northfield Middle/High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 290 schools in Vermont (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northfield Middle/High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (VT)
Overall Testing Rank
#153 out of 290 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
35-39%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
55-59%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
2%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
92%
90%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
70-79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VT Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Sports are more important to the school than the arts and music programs at the school. While we can send the baseball team to Florida to practice we cannot get many of the proper supplies. High-school and Middle-school classes have been mixed together because of the cuts to school because of the aforementioned reasons. The grades are now not focused individually because this school cannot afford to hire enough teachers. The academics at the school have gone down hill many of the honors classes have been taken out as well as a foreign language class. Only a handful of the teachers actually care about the students and the rest look the other way. A saving grace of the school is that there are many extracurricular activities,school wide events and foreign exchange students giving the school good diversity. This is not a good school to send your child to if you want them to excel in the world.
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2  
Mediocre quality of academic programs and the arts. Sports are more important than academics. Average to below average facility. Some parent involvement. There are a few good teachers who care, the rest just go through the motions. Many kids are not motivated to do well academically. If you care anything about your child's education you will not send your child here. Some of the kids opt to take classes at the local university to make up for the mediocrity. The turnover of principals and superintendants makes you wonder what is going on here. Northfield has one of the highest property tax rates in the entire state with most of the tax dollars being wasted at this school. Northfield High is one of the lowest academically performing schools in the state. Sadly, the school is a joke.
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2  
NHS has a reasonable academic program for accelerated students, but the faculty seems to underestimate the intermediate students. Classes are easy to pass for students who are intermediate or lower in learning ability. Availability of art, music and sports programs is very intermittent. Basketball and Soccer programs are this school's saving grace. Academic awards are very easy to obtain. I know of children who graduated with high GPA and awards in academics, who can't even put together a proper sentence on paper. Parental involvement MUST be high if you want a student to succeed. Literally, ride the school's back if your children's education is important. If your child goes to this school, leave as little as possible to the misguided guidance staff. They will only counsel your problem student to attend a tech center so that they won't have to deal with them. Believe me, I know of a few students who had lofty goals that meant hard work and accelerated academic programs, who were encouraged to take smaller steps and try their hand at the vocational school instead.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 288 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15 (Top 30%)

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