Norton Middle School

Summary:

Norton Middle School is a public middle school serving 657 students in grades 5-8 in Norton, Ohio. The school is part of the Norton City School District, which is ranked 169 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The student population at Norton Middle School is predominantly white, with 91.17% of students identifying as white in the 2022-2023 school year.

Norton Middle School consistently performs well on state assessments, with proficiency rates exceeding the state averages in all tested subjects and grade levels, including science, mathematics, and English language arts. The school has maintained a strong statewide ranking, consistently placing in the top 20-25% of Ohio middle schools over the past decade. In the 2022-2023 school year, Norton Middle School ranked 200 out of 1,048 Ohio middle schools, placing it in the top 19%. The school's performance is particularly strong for certain student subgroups, ranking in the top 10% of Ohio middle schools for special education students and in the top 20% for low socioeconomic status students and gifted and talented students.

While Norton Middle School has experienced an increase in chronic absenteeism in recent years, reaching 20.7% in the 2022-2023 school year, this rate is still lower than the state average and several nearby schools, such as I Promise School and Innes Community Learning Center, which are both lower-performing schools in the Akron City School District. Overall, Norton Middle School is a strong-performing middle school that consistently delivers high-quality education to its students, making it a standout institution in the region.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 4108 S Cleveland Massillon Rd
       Norton, OH  44203-8303


(330) 825-5607

District: Norton City

SchoolDigger Rank:
200th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,967 Help


Students who attend Norton Middle School usually attend:

High:    Norton High School

Feeder schools for Norton Middle School:

Elementary:    Norton Elementary School
    Norton Primary Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.2 Help
Number of students:  657

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.2%
Two or more races:
4.4%
African American:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Norton Middle School ranks better than 80.9% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.42. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91.2%), two or more races (4.4%), African American (2.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Norton Middle School is 17.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Norton Middle School is $9,967.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Norton Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Norton Middle School 200th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Norton Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Norton City:

SchoolDigger ranks Norton City 169th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Norton Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Norton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 55.20 228th 400 43.0%
2005 86.71 41st 692 94.1%
2006 82.86 61st 732 91.7%
2007 80.17 124th 837 85.2%
2008 78.82 138th 835 83.5%
2009 77.74 165th 858 80.8%
2010 82.57 93rd 895 89.6%
2011 79.27 144th 925 84.4%
2012 81.79 97th 989 90.2%
2013 81.72 90th 1001 91.0%
2014 81.66 99th 1008 90.2%
2015 77.07 213th 1035 79.4%
2016 81.02 166th 1050 84.2%
2017 79.40 182nd 1038 82.5%
2018 79.84 171st 1010 83.1%
2019 78.05 210th 1050 80.0%
2021 74.30 268th 1037 74.2%
2022 79.03 196th 1017 80.7%
2023 79.42 200th 1048 80.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Norton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 68.39 102nd 590 82.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Norton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.52 169th 924 81.7%
2019 73.04 225th 945 76.2%
2021 64.95 292nd 923 68.4%
2022 64.08 304th 947 67.9%
2023 74.90 186th 974 80.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Norton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.14 172nd 897 80.8%
2019 78.43 195th 917 78.7%
2021 70.16 273rd 910 70.0%
2022 75.04 223rd 925 75.9%
2023 74.97 220th 943 76.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Norton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.12 61st 643 90.5%
2019 56.29 221st 658 66.4%
2021 52.65 201st 576 65.1%
2022 67.24 97th 565 82.8%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Norton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.36 159th 521 69.5%
2021 73.69 29th 274 89.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Norton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.06 169th 916 81.6%
2019 76.48 206th 933 77.9%
2021 73.12 235th 924 74.6%
2022 79.40 168th 946 82.2%
2023 81.49 152nd 963 84.2%
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Rank History for White students at Norton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.54 201st 781 74.3%
2019 69.35 249th 796 68.7%
2021 63.41 289th 781 63.0%
2022 70.11 225th 809 72.2%
2023 70.03 236th 805 70.7%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Norton Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 532 10 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 549
1989 535 7 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1990 533 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1991 533 10 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 545
1992 561 11 1 2 0 n/a n/a -9 566
1993 556 9 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 567
1994 597 9 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 608
1995 596 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 605
1996 596 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 605
1997 620 3 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 625
1998 612 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 617
1999 607 6 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 615
2000 597 8 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 607
2001 594 6 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 604
2002 589 6 2 2 0 n/a n/a 7 606
2003 589 6 2 2 0 n/a n/a 7 606
2004 803 9 3 2 1 n/a n/a 11 829
2005 757 3 4 0 1 n/a n/a 8 773
2006 755 2 3 3 2 n/a n/a 9 774
2007 751 7 5 4 1 n/a n/a 13 781
2008 753 10 5 7 3 n/a n/a 17 795
2009 774 13 6 8 2 n/a n/a 11 814
2010 762 21 8 6 2 n/a n/a 17 816
2011 751 19 10 8 2 0 11 0 801
2012 723 17 9 4 2 0 15 0 770
2013 727 24 9 5 1 0 21 0 787
2014 734 21 10 5 1 0 20 0 791
2015 746 19 11 4 2 0 26 0 808
2016 740 16 7 3 1 0 19 0 786
2017 735 13 8 6 0 0 17 0 779
2018 738 10 7 9 0 0 19 0 783
2019 719 7 8 15 0 0 20 0 769
2020 680 10 6 13 0 0 21 0 730
2021 644 19 2 10 0 0 18 0 693
2022 618 15 5 14 0 0 28 0 680
2023 599 14 2 12 1 0 29 0 657

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Norton Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 549 29.0 18.9 0
1989 550 26.0 21.1 n/a
1990 539 29.0 18.5 n/a
1991 545 29.0 18.7 n/a
1992 566 29.5 19.1 12.9
1993 567 31.0 18.3 9.7
1994 608 29.9 20.3 11
1995 605 31.4 19.3 11.2
1996 605 31.4 19.3 11.2
1997 625 32.2 19.4 9.6
1998 617 32.7 18.9 9.2
1999 615 33.0 18.6 17.2
2000 607 33.0 18.4 15.5
2001 604 33.5 18.0 15.4
2002 606 35.0 17.3 15.4
2003 606 35.0 17.3 15.4
2004 829 41.0 20.2 17.8
2005 773 41.0 18.9 17.5
2006 774 42.2 18.3 19.1
2007 781 41.2 19.0 20.8
2008 795 42.4 18.8 n/a
2009 814 44.3 18.4 23.9
2010 816 45.9 17.7 27.3
2011 801 44.0 18.1 30.3
2012 770 42.6 18.0 33.8
2013 787 42.5 18.5 33.7
2014 791 44.2 17.8 35.9
2015 808 n/a n/a 36.4
2016 786 44.0 17.8 36.6
2017 779 42.7 18.2 35.3
2018 783 44.2 17.6 34.6
2019 769 41.8 18.3 32.8
2020 730 42.1 17.3 36.6
2021 693 36.5 18.9 n/a
2022 680 40.0 17.0 n/a
2023 657 38.0 17.2 37.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Norton Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 549 29.0 18.9 0
1989 550 26.0 21.1 n/a
1990 539 29.0 18.5 n/a
1991 545 29.0 18.7 n/a
1992 566 29.5 19.1 12.9
1993 567 31.0 18.3 9.7
1994 608 29.9 20.3 11
1995 605 31.4 19.3 11.2
1996 605 31.4 19.3 11.2
1997 625 32.2 19.4 9.6
1998 617 32.7 18.9 9.2
1999 615 33.0 18.6 17.2
2000 607 33.0 18.4 15.5
2001 604 33.5 18.0 15.4
2002 606 35.0 17.3 15.4
2003 606 35.0 17.3 15.4
2004 829 41.0 20.2 17.8
2005 773 41.0 18.9 17.5
2006 774 42.2 18.3 19.1
2007 781 41.2 19.0 20.8
2008 795 42.4 18.8 n/a
2009 814 44.3 18.4 23.9
2010 816 45.9 17.7 27.3
2011 801 44.0 18.1 30.3
2012 770 42.6 18.0 33.8
2013 787 42.5 18.5 33.7
2014 791 44.2 17.8 35.9
2015 808 n/a n/a 36.4
2016 786 44.0 17.8 36.6
2017 779 42.7 18.2 35.3
2018 783 44.2 17.6 34.6
2019 769 41.8 18.3 32.8
2020 730 42.1 17.3 36.6
2021 693 36.5 18.9 n/a
2022 680 40.0 17.0 n/a
2023 657 38.0 17.2 37.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Norton Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,034
2022 $9,042
2023 $9,967

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Norton Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 210th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 200th of 1048 Middle schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Science (Norton Middle School)68.171.9
 3.8%
   5th Grade Science (Norton City)68.171.9
 3.8%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Norton Middle School)70.867.1
 3.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Norton City)70.867.1
 3.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Norton Middle School)84.380.1
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Norton City)84.380.1
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Norton Middle School)72.563
 9.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Norton City)72.563
 9.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Norton Middle School)68.462.8
 5.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Norton City)68.462.8
 5.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Norton Middle School)73.365.5
 7.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Norton City)73.365.5
 7.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Norton Middle School)72.178.6
 6.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Norton City)72.178.6
 6.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Norton Middle School)83.876.5
 7.3%
   8th Grade Science (Norton City)83.876.5
 7.3%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Norton Middle School)86.982.8
 4.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Norton City)86.982.8
 4.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Norton Middle School)67.472.8
 5.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Norton City)67.472.8
 5.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Algebra I (Norton Middle School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Norton City)76.668.4
 8.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students769657
 14.6%
African American714
 100%
American Indian01
Asian82
 75%
Hispanic1512
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White719599
 16.7%
Two or More Races2029
 45%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32.8%37.6%
 4.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Norton Middle School

Norton Middle School ranks 200th of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Norton Middle School are 91% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% African American, 2% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 657 students attended Norton Middle School.

Students who attend Norton Middle School usually go on to attend Norton High School


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