This month’s featured school is Northwest Middle School, which serves 800 students in grades 7 and 8. the school prides itself in a “partnership of students, parents, educators and community members, committed to excellence by educating our youth to be life-long learners in a safe, inviting, innovative and academically challenging environment which celebrates diversity, unity with the world, personal best and a vision for a productive and satisfying future”.
The school has a thriving Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) program, a federally funded program in public schools that provides opportunities for underserved ethnic minority and female students who pursue coursework, advanced study and possible careers in mathematics, engineering, and science areas. Learn more about Northwest Middle School’s MESA activities .
The school’s features are highlighted on their “about” page. Some interesting facts include:
- culturally, racially, religiously and linguistically diverse school where 29 different languages are spoken representing 31 countries throughout the world.
- Through a technology grant, every day students use net books, iPods and clickers which increase their interest and learning in school. There is a Smart board in every classroom and over 600 net books.
- The school is part of a federal School Improvement Grant that provides resources to increase student achievement.
Visit the school’s website at http://northwest.slcschools.org to learn more about the school.