Northridge Middle School has been designated by the Indiana Middle Level Educators
Association and The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform as an official
"School to Watch"!!!
"Schools to Watch" is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate
Middle-Grades Reform in 1999. The National Forum is an alliance of more than 60 educators,
researchers, and officers of national associations and foundations dedicated to improving
schools for young adolescents across the country. Schools to Watch are:
Academically Excellent - these schools challenge all students to use their minds well.
Developmentally Responsive - these schools are sensitive to the unique developmental
challenges of early adolescence.
Socially equitable - these schools are democratic and fair, providing every student with
high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.
To achieve this level of performance, high-performing schools establish norms, structures,
and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward
excellence. They have a sense of purpose that drives every facet of practice and decision-making.
A huge congratulations and thank you to every student, staff member, parent, and community
supporter for helping Northridge Middle School reach this designation!!!!!