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157 Cougar Dr

West Columbia, SC 29169

(803) 739-4190

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for Northside Middle School

Northside Middle School is lacking when it comes to challenging course work. No foreign languages. All non sport extracurricular activities have been eliminated. No clubs are offered. The no backpack rule for the school is awful. Both of my students have lost numerous books, folders etc. In my opinion ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/31/13

The best school ever! I love it tooooo death! I love all the staff in the school!

Posted by a other on 04/22/12

I currently have a child in the 7th grade at Northside and have had a child at this school for the past 5 years. The principal and assistant principal are responsive and highly involved with the students. I think there is a good atmosphere for learning in the school and good positive parent involvement. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/05/12

This school continues to slip in the ratings. It's a "6" now. I plan to move before I send my next child to this school.

Posted by a parent on 08/29/11

I went to Northside Middle School, my child is going there now and Northside is where I began my passion in writing poetry!

Posted by a parent on 04/14/10

I am really shocked by the type of teachers they allow in schools these days. It would be a stretch to think that any of my childs teachers like children in any way. This is a school that does not challenge their minds and when a child is interested and questions things for learning sake they are disciplined. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/10/09

I have been an NMS parent for 5 years and the experience has been excellent. My children have definitely been challenged academically and the teachers have been wonderful. I have found Northside to be a positive environment in all aspects. I would encourage you to speak with one of the administrators ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/05/09

We are very pleased with the curriculum, leadership, teachers and entire environment at Northside.

Posted by a parent on 08/25/08

I love Northside it's the best School i've ever went to. The students and teachers are great. I recommend this shool to any newcomers.

Posted by a student on 08/01/07

I'm a student at Northside Middle School and I'm glad that I go there to get a good education. The teachers at this school are awesome

Posted by a student on 07/23/07

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Test scores for Northside Middle School

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Test Year: 2012
Northside Middle School
Lexington County School District 02
South Carolina
* In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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West Columbia schools — Northside Middle School is located at 157 Cougar Dr, West Columbia SC 29169. 157 Cougar Dr is in the 29169 ZIP code in West Columbia, SC The school district for Northside Middle School is the Lexington County School District 02. Northside Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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