Northside Middle School serves 653 students in grades 6-8.
Northside Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 69%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 653 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 42%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in VA
- Math Proficiency: 63% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 68% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
Northside Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:
Northside Middle School's student population of 653 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Northside Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Northside Middle School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#776 out of 1792 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Northside Middle School's ranking?
Northside Middle School is ranked #776 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Northside Middle School often compared to?
Northside Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cave Spring Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
63% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 68% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Northside Middle School?
653 students attend Northside Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Northside Middle School students are White, 18% of students are Black, 10% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 6% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northside Middle School?
Northside Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Northside Middle School offer ?
Northside Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Northside Middle School part of?
Northside Middle School is part of Roanoke County Public Schools School District.
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