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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. 

puzzle 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.

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

  • Avid
    We are proud of all of our students (and parents) that have supported saving AVID.    Recently at the budget meeting Mary R., Melynda Y., Jaeda J. and Andrew F. all stood before the BOE and expressed their wishes for AVID to continue and thanked the board for finding $75,000 to be applied towards the AVID program in Knox Co.   It isn't the entire amount but is a good start.   Now let's cross our fingers that we make it through the rest of the budget process. 
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  • Congratulations to Channing Gentry and Andrew Faulkenberry for representing Northwest this past weekend in Nashville at the state competition for National History Day.

    Channing placed fourth and Andrew placed second and will go to the national competition in June. We are proud of these young scholars as well as our others participants.

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  • NMS Cheer
    Parent meeting on Wed. April 22 @ 5:30pm
    Cheer packet can be picked up at this time. 
    Coach and admin. will be available to answer any questions.
    Cheer clinics will be 5/4, 5/5 and 5/6 with Tryouts being held on 5/7
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  • TCAP  

    TCAP specific tutoring is available now through the end of April, on Mondays and Wednesdays until 5:15pm.
    Students do not have to sign up, they only need to stay after school on Monday and/or Wednesdays.   Students will be released from 5th period and will report to the Hard Work Café. 

     Bus transportation is provided to the following stops only

    • Western Heights Boys and Girls Club
    • Beaumont School
    • Lonsdale School
    • Lonsdale Housing
    • Castle Ridge Apartments
    • Cumberland Estates Community Center
    • Tillery Road Apartments 
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