Northside Middle School (Norfolk, Virginia)

Northside Middle School (Norfolk, Virginia)

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Northside Middle School (Norfolk, Virginia)

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Northside Middle School is an American public school, located in the community of Ocean View in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. It teaches grades six through eight. After completing grade eight, most students go to Granby High School, which is outside of Ocean View, but still inside Norfolk.

As with other Norfolk Public Schools, there is a statistical approach to improving education at Northside, with a heavy emphasis on test scores. The approach has shown some success in improving test scores, but is sometimes criticized by those who feels it doesn't help a child's overall education.

Special programs

A special education specialist works with children with learning disabilities, who make up roughly 13% of the overall student population. Roughly four percent of the children are designated as gifted.

Maritime Studies Pathway

Norfolk Public School's Maritime Studies Pathway is a special program for only three schools in the district: Ocean View Elementary School, Northside Middle School, and Granby High School. The environmental education content is concentrated on the Chesapeake Bay (the largest estuary in the U.S) and its watershed of .

Components of the program include:
  • Aqualab - A lab with where students directly handle live marine animals.
  • The Chesapeake Bay Student Conference - Annual chance for students to share knowledge of the Bay with community members and other students.
  • Field trips - Day and overnight troops to area of interest.
  • Gardening - Learning through......
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