NORTHWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Go back
945 NORTH AVE
HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035
Phone: 847-432-4770
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: North Shore Sd 112
  • Students/Teacher: 10:1
  • Students/Grade: 156.7
  • Number Students: 470
  • Number Teachers: 70
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 8241
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Monica Schroeder
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (8 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (6 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 2
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-28
    "The vast majority of the teachers at Northwood are truly outstanding in their craft (and I don't say that easily). One received a golden apple recently, and I can think of several others who should receive one too. Like most public schools, Northwood has some mediocre teachers also who are kept around which is disappointing, but they are fewer and farther between than in our experience in other schools. The leadership is very dedicated, invested and always available, and they try to be innovative within the confines of the district and tenure/union rules. I couldn't give 5 stars though because they could be much more innovative and need to do something dramatic to get themselves off of the no child left behind, failing to meet adequate yearly progress list. The school also needs more extra curricular options. One thing many kids want to do is the annual play, but sadly two of the teachers who run it are unprofessional, yelling at the kids and favoring certain kids. So many parents and kids complain, but the same people are hired again to run the play the next year. These teachers turned my child (and many others) off of theater forever!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-27
    "Now with 2 kids at Northwood I continue to be more impressed with the dedication of the teachers and staff. Each child is well known, strengths and weaknesses, and challenged accordingly. This is the most diverse school in Highland Park, with kids from Fort Sheridan and Highwood. Due to the nature of the transiency of military families, the test scores are skewed, but all the kids regardless of background are given the tools to excel if they choose to take advantage of them. The other schools in the district show better scores, but they have a less diverse population with one culture, which is fine, but not the real world (if that is what youu want for your kids)"
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-26
    "I am a teacher at Northwood. The teachers at Northwood truly are invested in doing a great job and reaching all students regardless of their level. Maybe it is because we have a relatively smaller middle school (approx 450 students), but the commitment of the teachers is really inspiring. I am proud to work in this school!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-03-13
    "After attending Wayne Thomas elementry school which was outstanding, Northwood has been a real disappointment to my child. The teaching is reasonable but the leadership leaves much to be desired. Indeed, Ms. Ferrari, the principal, has been lacking in many facets of the job. My recommendation would be to avoid Northwood if possible"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-02-23
    "This is a wonderful school that gives each kid the opportunity to learn and grow. There are tons of pre and after school activities, sports, and the staff are wonderful. The great schools rating based on state standarized test scores can be misleading as this school is every bit as good as the others in District 112 Highland Park."
    Page 1 of 2
    Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2014 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.
    C21 Properties In this Area C21 Offices Serving this Area C21 Agents Serving this Area
    View Agents
    Noel Christopher
    CENTURY 21 Affiliated
    312.­664.2121
    303 W. Erie St.
    Chicago, IL 60654
    Sylwia Chliborob
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Tamara Borowiec
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Angela Meyer
    CENTURY 21 Roberts and Andrews
    847.­381.0808
    3717 West Elm Street
    McHenry, IL 60050
    Mary Holden
    CENTURY 21 Roberts and Andrews
    815.­344.1033
    3717 West Elm Street
    McHenry, IL 60050
    Cornelia Matache
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­681.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Carolyn Seketa
    CENTURY 21 Kreuser & Seiler, Ltd.
    847.­367.1171
    200 North Milwaukee Avenue,
    Suite 100
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    Robert Bornell
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Lucy Lee
    CENTURY 21 Roberts and Andrews
    815.­344.1033
    3717 West Elm Street
    McHenry, IL 60050
    Pam Dee
    CENTURY 21 Roberts and Andrews
    847.­356.3400
    1850 Grand Avenue
    Lindenhurst, IL 60046
    Anne Winski
    CENTURY 21 Langos & Christian
    847.­228.8704
    701 West Golf Road
    Mount Prospect, IL 60056
    Kory Ryan
    CENTURY 21 Roberts and Andrews
    815.­356.3400
    1850 Grand Avenue
    Lindenhurst, IL 60046
    Matthew Bowker
    CENTURY 21 Affiliated
    312.­664.2121
    303 W. Erie St.
    Chicago, IL 60654
    Goran Gostovic
    CENTURY 21 Affiliated
    312.­664.2121
    303 W. Erie St.
    Chicago, IL 60654
    Sheila Kula
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Gloria Lowry
    CENTURY 21 Langos & Christian
    847.­228.8718
    701 West Golf Road
    Mount Prospect, IL 60056
    Lauren Buchel
    CENTURY 21 Kreuser & Seiler, Ltd.
    847.­366.6011
    200 North Milwaukee Avenue,
    Suite 100
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    Dina Lockbaum
    CENTURY 21 Roberts and Andrews
    847.­356.3400
    1850 Grand Avenue
    Lindenhurst, IL 60046
    Phyllis Collinet
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    William Martinez
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    847.­877.2826
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Arlene Waters
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Geozeph Mesiha
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Mick Bess
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Roberto Sanchez
    CENTURY 21 Roberts and Andrews
    815.­344.1033
    3717 West Elm Street
    McHenry, IL 60050