Northridge Middle School

Summary:

Northridge Middle School is a public middle school located in Springfield, Ohio, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 445 students. The school is part of the Springfield City School District, which is ranked 379 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Northridge Middle School consistently outperforms the state and district averages on Ohio State Tests across various subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, 82.4% of 8th-grade students were proficient or better in Science, compared to 74.2% for the Northeastern Local district and 64% for the state. In Algebra I, 82.1% of Northridge students were proficient or better, compared to 43.3% for the district and 53% for the state. Additionally, Northridge Middle School has a higher percentage of non-White students compared to the surrounding schools, such as West Liberty-Salem Middle School and Mechanicsburg Middle School.

However, Northridge Middle School has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 6.8% in 2018-2019 to 22.6% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average. The school also has a higher student-teacher ratio of 22.6 in 2022-2023, compared to the nearby schools, which range from 5.8 to 22.1 students per teacher. Despite these challenges, Northridge Middle School remains a solid performing school within the Springfield City School District, and the school should focus on addressing the chronic absenteeism concerns and maintaining its academic excellence to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 4445 Ridgewood Rd E
       Springfield, OH  45503-5933


(937) 399-2852

District: Northeastern Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
335th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,273 Help


Students who attend Northridge Middle School usually attend:

High:    Kenton Ridge High School

Feeder schools for Northridge Middle School:

Elementary:    Northridge Elementary School
    Rolling Hills Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  22.6 Help
Number of students:  445

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.3%
Two or more races:
8.1%
African American:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0% Help


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Compare Details Northridge Middle School ranks better than 68% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.12. (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 (84.3%), two or more races (8.1%), African American (4.7%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northridge Middle School is 22.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northridge Middle School is $8,273.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Northridge Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Northridge Middle School 335th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Northridge Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Northeastern Local:

SchoolDigger ranks Northeastern Local 379th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northridge Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Northridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 35.62 308th 400 23.0%
2005 58.00 340th 692 50.9%
2006 58.55 381st 732 48.0%
2007 64.64 359th 837 57.1%
2008 64.75 361st 835 56.8%
2009 69.48 313th 858 63.5%
2010 71.57 295th 895 67.0%
2011 70.42 333rd 925 64.0%
2012 73.86 273rd 989 72.4%
2013 72.30 317th 1001 68.3%
2014 73.00 285th 1008 71.7%
2015 60.38 480th 1035 53.6%
2016 71.61 310th 1050 70.5%
2017 73.59 271st 1038 73.9%
2018 67.90 359th 1010 64.5%
2019 65.71 399th 1050 62.0%
2021 61.37 448th 1037 56.8%
2022 63.44 397th 1017 61.0%
2023 69.12 335th 1048 68.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Northridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 56.55 99th 239 58.6%
2023 55.89 106th 245 56.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Northridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 41.63 310th 590 47.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Northridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.96 420th 924 54.5%
2019 56.87 453rd 945 52.1%
2021 54.39 426th 923 53.8%
2022 71.25 212th 947 77.6%
2023 61.53 373rd 974 61.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Northridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.02 303rd 897 66.2%
2019 67.56 344th 917 62.5%
2021 50.32 508th 910 44.2%
2022 62.33 370th 925 60.0%
2023 66.38 342nd 943 63.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Northridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.86 497th 643 22.7%
2019 31.84 482nd 658 26.7%
2021 77.41 64th 576 88.9%
2022 75.87 59th 565 89.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Northridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.26 189th 521 63.7%
2019 62.74 55th 164 66.5%
2021 67.66 72nd 274 73.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Northridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.50 379th 916 58.6%
2019 59.39 422nd 933 54.8%
2021 62.21 350th 924 62.1%
2022 58.01 407th 946 57.0%
2023 67.26 316th 963 67.2%
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Rank History for White students at Northridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.23 389th 781 50.2%
2019 51.43 423rd 796 46.9%
2021 43.05 483rd 781 38.2%
2022 48.93 422nd 809 47.8%
2023 58.71 344th 805 57.3%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Northridge Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 483 6 10 3 0 n/a n/a 10 512
2005 469 13 10 3 0 n/a n/a 12 507
2006 481 12 12 4 0 n/a n/a 14 523
2007 485 18 9 4 0 n/a n/a 12 528
2008 518 14 9 7 0 n/a n/a 19 567
2009 529 12 5 6 0 n/a n/a 24 576
2010 528 10 2 5 0 n/a n/a 21 566
2011 481 15 5 3 0 0 27 0 531
2012 451 16 4 6 0 1 25 0 503
2013 422 12 4 7 0 1 30 0 476
2014 445 11 4 8 0 2 20 0 490
2015 457 10 6 4 0 1 15 0 493
2016 466 13 6 2 1 1 25 0 514
2017 421 14 6 8 1 0 27 0 477
2018 384 7 4 17 1 0 25 0 438
2019 395 8 4 21 2 0 22 0 452
2020 380 14 3 24 3 0 26 0 450
2021 407 11 2 16 2 1 25 0 464
2022 398 13 2 8 2 1 31 0 455
2023 375 21 3 8 0 2 36 0 445

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 Northridge Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 512 32.9 15.6 n/a
2005 507 31.5 16.1 0
2006 523 26.7 19.6 0
2007 528 28.9 18.3 0
2008 567 24.9 22.8 n/a
2009 576 25.4 22.7 0
2010 566 25.2 22.4 20
2011 531 24.7 21.4 0
2012 503 24.1 20.7 0
2013 476 23.0 20.6 0
2014 490 24.0 20.3 0
2015 493 n/a n/a 0
2016 514 22.0 23.3 0
2017 477 21.2 22.4 n/a
2018 438 19.2 22.7 n/a
2019 452 19.2 23.4 n/a
2020 450 19.8 22.6 n/a
2021 464 35.2 13.1 n/a
2022 455 20.6 21.9 n/a
2023 445 19.6 22.6 n/a

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 Northridge Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 512 32.9 15.6 n/a
2005 507 31.5 16.1 0
2006 523 26.7 19.6 0
2007 528 28.9 18.3 0
2008 567 24.9 22.8 n/a
2009 576 25.4 22.7 0
2010 566 25.2 22.4 20
2011 531 24.7 21.4 0
2012 503 24.1 20.7 0
2013 476 23.0 20.6 0
2014 490 24.0 20.3 0
2015 493 n/a n/a 0
2016 514 22.0 23.3 0
2017 477 21.2 22.4 n/a
2018 438 19.2 22.7 n/a
2019 452 19.2 23.4 n/a
2020 450 19.8 22.6 n/a
2021 464 35.2 13.1 n/a
2022 455 20.6 21.9 n/a
2023 445 19.6 22.6 n/a

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 Northridge Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $5,940
2022 $8,322
2023 $8,273

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northridge 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 399th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 335th of 1048 Middle schools
 6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Northridge Middle School)6850.7
 17.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Northeastern Local)73.353
 20.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Northridge Middle School)56.461.5
 5.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Northeastern Local)57.859.4
 1.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Northridge Middle School)5370.3
 17.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Northeastern Local)63.566.1
 2.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Northridge Middle School)8668.5
 17.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Northeastern Local)77.367.3
 10%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Northridge Middle School)72.782.4
 9.7%
   8th Grade Science (Northeastern Local)72.874.2
 1.4%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Northridge Middle School)61.551
 10.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Northeastern Local)57.642.4
 15.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Northridge Middle School)61.459.9
 1.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Northeastern Local)53.951.7
 2.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Algebra I (Northridge Middle School)91.282.1
 9.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Northeastern Local)55.143.3
 11.8%
   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 Students452445
 1.5%
African American821
 162.5%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian43
 25%
Hispanic218
 61.9%
Pacific Islander02
White395375
 5.1%
Two or More Races2236
 63.6%


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Northridge Middle School ranks 335th of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Northridge Middle School usually go on to attend Kenton Ridge High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 445 students attended Northridge Middle School.

Students at Northridge Middle School are 84% White, 8% Two or more races, 5% African American, 2% Hispanic.


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