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.









School Announcements

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    Northwest's 50th Anniversary yearbook will be bigger than ever! It will be filled with memories from this year complete with student portraits and event pictures. In addition, it will have numerous pages dedicated to the history of the school with a variety of pictures from the past 50 years. So make sure to get your one of a kind yearbook ordered soon. Yearbook order forms will be sent home to students on 2/6/19 from their last period class. Order forms are due back, no later than 2/28/19. You can use the link below to order online if you prefer. The Yearbook ID code is: 10297219

    Click here to order!

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