Nordonia Middle School

Summary:

Nordonia Middle School is a public middle school located in Northfield, Ohio, serving grades 7-8 with a student population of 513. The school is part of the Nordonia Hills City School District, which is ranked 53 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Nordonia Middle School consistently performs well on state assessments, with high proficiency rates across various subjects. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had 91.8% of 8th-grade students proficient or better in Science, 72.3% of 7th-grade students proficient or better in Mathematics, and 84.2% of 7th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts. These scores are significantly higher than the state averages, which were 64%, 47.6%, and 64.8%, respectively. The school has maintained a strong statewide ranking, placing in the top 15% of Ohio middle schools in recent years, and has demonstrated exceptional performance across various student subgroups, ranking in the top 5% for African American students, top 10% for Multi-racial students, and top 1% for Homeless students among Ohio middle schools.

Nordonia Middle School's performance is notably stronger than some of the nearby middle schools, such as Milkovich Middle School and Garfield Heights Middle School, which have significantly lower proficiency rates and statewide rankings. Additionally, Nordonia Middle School has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 75.05% White, 14.81% African American, 1.75% Hispanic, and 2.92% Asian, which is not as pronounced in some of the nearby schools, such as Solon Middle School and Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School, which have higher concentrations of White and Asian students. Despite its strong performance, Nordonia Middle School's spending per student ($8,830 in 2018-2019) is lower than some of the higher-performing nearby schools, suggesting that the school is able to achieve exceptional academic outcomes with relatively lower funding.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 73 Leonard Ave
       Northfield, OH  44067-1913


(330) 467-0584

District: Nordonia Hills City

SchoolDigger Rank:
83rd of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,735 Help


Students who attend Nordonia Middle School usually attend:

High:    Nordonia High School

Feeder schools for Nordonia Middle School:

Elementary:    Ledgeview Elementary School
    Northfield Elementary School
    Rushwood Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.3 Help
Number of students:  513

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.0%
African American:
14.8%
Two or more races:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.7% Help


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Compare Details Nordonia Middle School ranks better than 92.1% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.47. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75%), African American (14.8%), two or more races (5.3%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Nordonia Middle School is 12.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Nordonia Middle School is $16,735.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Nordonia Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Nordonia Middle School 83rd of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Nordonia Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Nordonia Hills City:

SchoolDigger ranks Nordonia Hills City 53rd of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Nordonia Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 63.77 281st 692 59.4%
2006 62.78 328th 732 55.2%
2007 74.64 212th 837 74.7%
2008 75.93 189th 835 77.4%
2009 75.56 210th 858 75.5%
2010 75.19 216th 895 75.9%
2011 75.59 216th 925 76.6%
2012 80.88 114th 989 88.5%
2013 80.61 117th 1001 88.3%
2014 83.30 63rd 1008 93.8%
2015 85.28 95th 1035 90.8%
2016 84.69 124th 1050 88.2%
2017 81.39 159th 1038 84.7%
2018 75.22 231st 1010 77.1%
2019 80.99 160th 1050 84.8%
2021 83.64 146th 1037 85.9%
2022 88.22 84th 1017 91.7%
2023 87.47 83rd 1048 92.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.04 111th 205 45.9%
2021 86.01 22nd 219 90.0%
2022 87.16 26th 239 89.1%
2023 89.83 20th 245 91.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.54 4th 134 97.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 82.40 45th 590 92.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.08 257th 924 72.2%
2019 63.84 344th 945 63.6%
2021 84.51 86th 923 90.7%
2022 92.08 31st 947 96.7%
2023 82.06 100th 974 89.7%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.52 8th 21 61.9%
2019 78.78 5th 23 78.3%
2021 83.46 3rd 18 83.3%
2022 94.91 1st 17 94.1%
2023 92.19 1st 15 93.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.34 148th 897 83.5%
2019 81.26 150th 917 83.6%
2021 77.85 173rd 910 81.0%
2022 87.42 70th 925 92.4%
2023 86.82 64th 943 93.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.62 293rd 643 54.4%
2019 78.93 61st 658 90.7%
2021 65.07 125th 576 78.3%
2022 69.95 86th 565 84.8%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.85 398th 521 23.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.11 308th 916 66.4%
2019 80.10 155th 933 83.4%
2021 86.54 84th 924 90.9%
2022 87.37 84th 946 91.1%
2023 87.31 77th 963 92.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 74.26 16th 69 76.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.17 34th 384 91.1%
2019 91.80 19th 405 95.3%
2021 92.07 20th 385 94.8%
2022 96.51 12th 413 97.1%
2023 91.33 21st 436 95.2%
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Rank History for White students at Nordonia Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.50 210th 781 73.1%
2019 79.08 140th 796 82.4%
2021 81.13 122nd 781 84.4%
2022 87.16 66th 809 91.8%
2023 87.91 48th 805 94.0%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Nordonia Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 418 16 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 436
1989 427 9 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 442
1990 626 18 6 4 5 n/a n/a 0 659
1991 627 20 9 1 1 n/a n/a 0 658
1992 661 17 8 3 2 n/a n/a 0 691
1993 653 23 5 4 3 n/a n/a 1 689
1994 700 26 4 4 2 n/a n/a 0 736
1995 493 27 7 2 1 n/a n/a 0 530
1996 493 27 7 2 1 n/a n/a 0 530
1997 513 22 13 5 0 n/a n/a 0 553
1998 528 13 16 1 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1999 530 25 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 565
2000 512 25 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 545
2001 500 21 14 1 0 n/a n/a 0 536
2002 525 30 12 3 1 n/a n/a 0 571
2003 525 30 12 3 1 n/a n/a 0 571
2004 542 50 27 3 1 n/a n/a 3 626
2005 556 44 22 0 0 n/a n/a 7 629
2006 589 60 16 4 1 n/a n/a 8 678
2007 544 64 13 5 2 n/a n/a 7 635
2008 502 72 17 2 3 n/a n/a 6 602
2009 501 90 25 4 3 n/a n/a 10 633
2010 534 85 20 6 1 n/a n/a 16 662
2011 524 94 20 9 1 0 20 0 668
2012 463 80 17 10 0 0 18 0 588
2013 439 68 15 7 1 0 21 0 551
2014 451 77 18 8 2 0 21 0 577
2015 452 75 25 10 2 0 25 0 589
2016 435 67 30 15 2 0 25 0 574
2017 431 67 24 12 1 0 27 0 562
2018 440 67 14 11 1 0 22 0 555
2019 432 74 11 12 1 0 25 0 555
2020 445 81 24 14 0 0 35 0 599
2021 494 76 21 12 0 0 32 0 635
2022 431 85 11 8 0 1 29 0 565
2023 385 76 15 9 0 1 27 0 513

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 Nordonia Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 436 30.0 14.5 0
1989 442 28.0 15.7 n/a
1990 659 39.3 16.7 n/a
1991 658 39.5 16.6 n/a
1992 691 45.7 15.1 5.2
1993 689 42.0 16.4 6.5
1994 736 44.3 16.6 7.2
1995 530 33.9 15.6 9.4
1996 530 33.9 15.6 9.4
1997 553 36.7 15.1 5.2
1998 558 35.1 15.9 5.2
1999 565 36.0 15.7 7.4
2000 545 36.0 15.1 7.3
2001 536 34.0 15.8 6.3
2002 571 37.6 15.2 13.5
2003 571 37.6 15.2 13.5
2004 626 35.0 17.9 12.8
2005 629 38.4 16.4 11.7
2006 678 39.6 17.1 9.4
2007 635 40.0 15.9 13.5
2008 602 40.0 15.1 n/a
2009 633 40.0 15.8 23.9
2010 662 37.0 17.8 28.3
2011 668 39.6 16.8 28.3
2012 588 30.6 19.1 28.1
2013 551 30.4 18.0 23.6
2014 577 32.1 17.9 21.3
2015 589 n/a n/a 23.6
2016 574 30.0 19.1 19.5
2017 562 31.8 17.6 19.4
2018 555 34.3 16.1 17.7
2019 555 37.0 14.9 15
2020 599 35.6 16.8 13.9
2021 635 35.6 17.8 n/a
2022 565 37.6 15.0 n/a
2023 513 41.5 12.3 20.7

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 Nordonia Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 436 30.0 14.5 0
1989 442 28.0 15.7 n/a
1990 659 39.3 16.7 n/a
1991 658 39.5 16.6 n/a
1992 691 45.7 15.1 5.2
1993 689 42.0 16.4 6.5
1994 736 44.3 16.6 7.2
1995 530 33.9 15.6 9.4
1996 530 33.9 15.6 9.4
1997 553 36.7 15.1 5.2
1998 558 35.1 15.9 5.2
1999 565 36.0 15.7 7.4
2000 545 36.0 15.1 7.3
2001 536 34.0 15.8 6.3
2002 571 37.6 15.2 13.5
2003 571 37.6 15.2 13.5
2004 626 35.0 17.9 12.8
2005 629 38.4 16.4 11.7
2006 678 39.6 17.1 9.4
2007 635 40.0 15.9 13.5
2008 602 40.0 15.1 n/a
2009 633 40.0 15.8 23.9
2010 662 37.0 17.8 28.3
2011 668 39.6 16.8 28.3
2012 588 30.6 19.1 28.1
2013 551 30.4 18.0 23.6
2014 577 32.1 17.9 21.3
2015 589 n/a n/a 23.6
2016 574 30.0 19.1 19.5
2017 562 31.8 17.6 19.4
2018 555 34.3 16.1 17.7
2019 555 37.0 14.9 15
2020 599 35.6 16.8 13.9
2021 635 35.6 17.8 n/a
2022 565 37.6 15.0 n/a
2023 513 41.5 12.3 20.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Nordonia Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,830
2022 $14,583
2023 $16,735

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Nordonia Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 160th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 83rd of 1048 Middle schools
 7.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Mathematics (Nordonia Middle School)76.272.3
 3.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Nordonia Hills City)76.273.2
 3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Nordonia Middle School)82.384.2
 1.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Nordonia Hills City)82.383.4
 1.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Nordonia Middle School)74.691.8
 17.2%
   8th Grade Science (Nordonia Hills City)74.490.6
 16.2%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Nordonia Middle School)78.167.6
 10.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Nordonia Hills City)77.764.1
 13.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Nordonia Middle School)77.885.8
 8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Nordonia Hills City)77.584.3
 6.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Algebra I (Nordonia Middle School)10098.1
 1.9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Nordonia Hills City)78.778.2
 0.5%
   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 Students555513
 7.6%
African American7476
 2.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1115
 36.4%
Hispanic129
 25%
Pacific Islander01
White432385
 10.9%
Two or More Races2527
 8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15%20.7%
 5.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Nordonia Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 513 students attended Nordonia Middle School.

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

Yes. Nordonia Middle School ranks in the top 7.9% of Ohio middle schools.

Students at Nordonia Middle School are 75% White, 15% African American, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 2% Hispanic.


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