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Excellence for Every Child


Welcome to Northwest Middle School!
Home of the Rangers!
 "Where every child is career and college bound"

Mission Statement:  The Northwest Middle School Community will provide educational, emotional, technological and wellness opportunities for students to learn and demonstrate Knox County Schools and Tennessee State Academic proficiencies, as well as, empathy, respect, and responsibility as they move forward in their lives.

Shared Vision:  The Northwest Middle School Community will be a place where a professional, cohesive staff provides an environment that will enable students from diverse backgrounds to demonstrate high levels of achievement in order to become knowledgeable and productive citizens possessing moral character. 

Our Beliefs:
  • All students can learn.
  • Learning should be engaging and relevant.
  • Learning is a life-long process for students and staff.
  • Learning occurs in a caring, physically safe and emotionally positive environment.
  • Learning should respect every student's abilities and learning styles.
  • Data-driven decision making is a collaborative process that fosters communication among faculty, parents, students, and community.
  • Effective instruction occurs when resources are research-based, relevant, accessible, and adapted to multiple learning styles of all students to increase proficiency levels.
  • Life skills are introduced, reinforced, and enriched.
  • Meaningful assessment is diverse, diagnostic, and reflective. 
  • An effective atmosphere with high expectations for all students is directly related to the quality of the policies, instruction, and leadership of the school that provide a clear purpose and direction.
  • Students should be provided with opportunities that support technology, fine arts,  wellness.



Based on data over the last couple of years, NMS is on its way to being recognized as an AVID School-wide Site of Distinction.  "An AVID School-wide Site of Distinction represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness school-wide. This elite group of candidate schools represents less than 10% of all AVID middle and high schools worldwide.

This is the first year AVID is recognizing School-wide Sites of Distinction as part of the certification process."   By utilizing strategies such as Cornell Notes, interactive notebooks, and Reading with a Pencil in order to better prepare all students for college and career, Northwest is one of two schools in the county to be given this distinct honor.

What does it mean to be a Ranger?
Rangers do right because it is right.
Rangers know their duty and do it well.
Rangers are trusted friends
Rangers fully know the hazards of their chosen profession and always endeavor to uphold the prestige and honor of being a teacher.
Rangers do whatever it takes, one hundred percent.  And then they do some more.
Rangers are built tough.
Rangers are well trained
Rangers protect what they have been given.
-- We are Rangers!
-- Dr. Karen Loy




School Announcements

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    Dear parents,

    The Library Media Services department is pleased to introduce our new eBook platform, MackinVIA! Beginning June 6, 2016, MackinVIA will allow us to extend our traditional booklending library services into the digital world, providing your family 24/7 access to great reading materials. MackinVIA eBooks work just like regular library books, but in a digital environment. When you log in, you can search and browse for available titles, and when you find something you like, you can check it out in just a few clicks. When you’re done, simply return it online and then check out some more! These eBooks are available on any internet-connected device: laptops, smart phones, iPads, Kindle Fire tablets, etc. They can be used within a regular web browser, or you can install the free MackinVIA app to download your checked-out titles and read offline.


    To access these eBooks, go to Select your school from the drop-down menu. The username will be your child’s student ID number, which starts with the letter s and is followed by a six or seven digit number. The password will be your child’s Active Directory password, which is the same password they may use for other schoolbased online services such as Canvas, Google Drive, or to log on to Chromebooks.

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  • Congratulations to Ms. Baldwin's Science Olympiad students.   The competed on Saturday and received a silver medal is bottle rockets and bronze in elastic launched gliders.   Way to go Rangers!! 


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  • Congratulations to Coach Pittard and the boys basketball team for placing 4th in the regular season and 2nd in Knox County Basketball Tournament!  


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  • Congratulations to Ms. Baldwin and the NMS Robotics Team for placing 1st in Project Research!


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