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1730 West 1700 North
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Phone: 801.578.8547
Fax: 801.578.8558

Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Welcome to Northwest Middle School


News & Announcements

Upcoming Events

View our full calendar here

  • October 14 - Family, Student & Teacher Conferences 6-8pm
  • October 16-17 - No School UEA Conferences
  • October 20 - No School, Non-Student Day
  • October 23 - Flu Shot Clinic
  • October 31 - End of 1st Term
  • November 21 - School Play

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Posted: October 13, 2014

Thank you!!

families at FS ConferencesWe would like to Thank everyone who participated in our Family/Student Conferences last night. We had such a great turn out from our families - almost 50%!!

We would also like to thank our amazing teachers for all they do for our students. We know how grateful our families are for the time you spent last night meeting with them.

Way to go Warriors!!

To see more photos from last night's conference please visit our Face Book page.

Posted: October 15, 2014

School Musical

high School Musical Jr adOur students are working really hard getting ready for the school musical. Come support them November 21, 7pm.

Posted: October 13, 2014

Donors Choose News

Once again this year some of our teachers have received grants from Donors Choose to help fund programs in their classrooms.

Dallin Miller: "Writing Your Way Into Success" Mr. Miller received funding for some keyboard covers for the iPads in his room to help make it easier for his students to do their writing.

Robert Dahl: "Save the World - One Science Class at a Time!" Mr. Dahl's class has received funding to purchase a microscope kit and lots of fun items for the labs his classes will be able to participate in this school year.


Posted: October 15, 2014

My Payments Plus Information

MyPaymentPlus info FlyerParents: Here is information about paying for your student's lunches online through MyPaymentPlus.

Remember there is no cost for using this service.

Click on flyer for more information.

Posted: September 2, 2014

Important Dates for 2014 - 2015

Upcoming Dates:

  • Registration: Thursday, August 14 from 7am - 11am
  • Registration: Friday August 15 from 2pm - 6pm
  • Back to School Night: Thursday, August 21 from 6pm - 7pm
  • First Day of School: Monday, August 25

Fechas Importantes:

  • Las inscripciones seran los dias: Jueves 14 de Agosto de las 7am a las 11am. Viernes 15 de Agosto de las 2pm a las 6pm
  • Noche de regreso a la escuela sera: Jueves 21 de Agosto de las 6pm a las 7pm
  • Primer dia de escuela sera: Lunes 25 de Agosto

Registration buttonFor online registration please click the button.

*Please contact the front office if you need any help Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

*Our online fee payments is now up and running!!! To pay your students fees online please go to MySchoolFees.

HERE is information regarding our agreement with the Salt Lake City Library.

Posted: June 18, 2014

School Improvement Plan

CLICK HERE to see an over view of the 2014-2015 School Improvement Plan.

Posted: July 30, 2014

Safe Walking Route Update

The Safe Walking Route map has been updated. To view it please CLICK HERE.

Posted: July 30, 2014

Northwest Middle School Students Fish for Knowledge

Northwest students fishing in the class roomStudents got an awesome Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) presentation for the last two days of school from the Regional Communications Specialist, Stacey Smith.  On June 2 and 3, about 125 Northwest Middle School students enjoyed a day of classroom fishing and a lesson on social dilemmas related to natural resources. This presentation was part of Northwest’s campaign to engage students by inviting local professionals to present in their classrooms.

CLICK HERE for the complete story.

Posted: July 14, 2014

Congratulations Ms. Harris

MS. Harris receiving an awardCongratulations to Lois Harris, one of our amazing teachers, for being honored by the University of Utah's Urban Institute for Teacher Education. She was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Career Site Teacher Educator Award.

Lois' willingness to take a student teacher every year and support them in becoming skilled, reflective and effective professionals is so important for public education.

Ms. Harris is AWESOME!!!!!

Posted: June 3, 2014

Northwest Theatre Presents....

Our Theatre students produced their very own music video that was shown during our end of the year assembly and our Honor's Night.

Here is the You Tube link to view it at home.

Congratulations students on a great job!

Posted: June 2, 2014

Northwest Contest Winners

Art and Law Contest winner Northwest Middle SchoolKareena Morrill, a student at Northwest Middle School, won First Place, Middle School Division, in the Art and the Law Project sponsored by the Salt Lake County Bar Association. The 2014 Law Day theme was: "American Democracy and the Rule of Law - Why Every Vote Matters." 

Several of our students placed in the 2014 Secondary Schools Visual Arts Show. We would like to congratulate the following students:

2-D ART (Jillana Butler, Art Teacher)

Honorable Mention - Kevin Perez, Maritza Rodriguez

Honorable Mention (Group piece): Cesar Ulloa, Odett Gonzalez, Reina Cervantes, Saraie Figueroa, Marques Nonu, Joshua Marchant, Jose Sanchez, Tevita Talakai, Oswaldo Garcia, Angel Lopez.

3-D ART​ (Paul Hetzel, Art Teacher)

2nd Place - Joey Barndt

3rd Place - Christian McBride

Honorable Mention: Sandi Sanchez, Ann Ortega, Kevin Perez, Cesar Ortega, Josseline Solorio

Do the Write Thing winners from NorthwestCongratulations also goes to Jaquelyne Sanudo & Elijah Arellano for their work in Do the Write Thing.

The Do the Write Thing Challenge gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives in classroom discussions and in written form by communicating what they think should be done to change our culture of violence.

Way to go Warriors!!!

Posted: May 14, 2014

Congratulations Mr. Haglund

We are really excited to announce that our very own Roger Haglund won a KUED Teacher Innovation Award for his innovative use of technology in his classroom. He and his fellow winners will be featured in a half hour program that will air Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. on KUED. The Salt Lake Tribune will also run profiles of the five winning teachers in the Sunday, May 25 edition.

CLICK HERE to read KUED's press release about Mr. Haglund and the other amazing teachers who are using technology to help their students learn in fun new ways.

CLICK HERE to read the article in the Salt Tribune as well as view video clips of Mr. Haglund and some of his students.

Posted: May 8, 2014

Thank you!!!

UofU Urban Center CertificateThank you to U of U's Urban Institute for Teacher Education who granted us $1000 for professional development with our science teachers to become masters at teaching vocabulary. We really appreciate the financial support!!

Posted: May 1, 2014

2014 Best of State Award

best of state medalNorthwest Middle School is honored to announce that we are 2014 BEST OF STATE for all of Public Education K-12!!! Thank you to Linda Lujan and Laura Cheney for working on our application two years in a row. We are so proud of the amazing work our teachers and students have done for the past four years. They continue to impress with their willingness to grow and learn and get better!! Thank you to the community which surrounds Northwest with all the support and offered ideas to get better.

Posted: April 28, 2014

Our Amazing Secretaries

secretary dayHappy Administrative Assistance Day to the amazing women we have in our front office. Collectively, you make this place work. Individually, you make this fun!! Hope you enjoyed your lunch.

Posted: April 28, 2014

Secretary of Education visits Northwest

Duncan at NorthwestThe U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, visited Northwest Middle School today to ask why that school is experiencing such success. Northwest has used a 3-year federal School Improvement Grant to make big changes and significantly increase student achievement.

To read more about Secretary Duncan's visit to Northwest CLICK HERE.

Also check out these news stories:

Salt Lake Tribune

Deseret News

Salt Lake Tribune

Desert News


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Posted: December 16, 2013

Are you as smart as a Northwest Warrior?

Northwest students have shown they are building the language arts skills they need to succeed. The results of our first practice test shows that over 80% of our 7th graders are able to identify the main idea of a reading and listening passage. Over 75% can identify evidence to support the main idea.  75% of our 8th graders can also identify the main idea of a reading and listening passage. They also rock at determining the meaning of unfamiliar words in context!

Here is a question from the first 8th grade interim test. Can you answer it?

Read this sentence from the passage.

Caesar's successes in Gaul made him a powerful and popular celebrity.

The word celebrity most likely comes from a Latin root word meaning:









Posted: November 22, 2013

Science Test Results Just In!

Science DataOur science teachers are working very hard to meet this year's goal for 70% of our students to be science proficient. Look at these test scores!! On average, our 8th grade students scored 65% correct and our 7th grade students scored 71% correct. Science is our most challenge content area. On the Physics test, 52% of our 8th graders are proficient. On the Classification test, 68% of our 7th graders are proficient. Still some work to do, but WOW!! Look at the % of students who showed growth between the pretest and the post test!! Keep working students!

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Dear Parents & Guardians of Northwest 7th grade students,

Northwest 7th graders had the opportunity to view the film Bully. The movie Bully shows the pain and suffering that students endure as they deal with being bullied by their peers. The film shares stories of suicide, includes strong language, and shows in detail how students hurt others emotionally by bullying with words, not fists. We feel this movie is a valuable experience for all students and will help us at Northwest to think about how our words affect others.

Please discuss this movie with your 7th grader this evening. If you or your student have any questions or concerns, please call or visit the front office.

For more information about the movie please visit

Posted: October 8, 2013

Let's Get Social!

Northwest is now on Facebook and Twitter. Stay connected on news and events, Like us on Facebook and/or Follow us on Twitter!

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Posted: March 2, 2013

Great Things Are Happening!

Great things are happening in our schools. Recently, Northwest Middle School invited teachers from the elementary schools that feed into Northwest and shared with them the great things happening with student achievement. Northwest thanked the elementary teachers for their tireless work in getting students better prepared to move to middle school and high school. We sincerely thank John Kelly for creating this fantastic video which shows the great things we are doing in the Rose Park Community!!


Posted: October 1, 2012

Look at What the Top Performing School is Up To!!”

We are really proud of our school and want to share our excitement with all of you!

Please CLICK HERE to see what it is that we are so excited about.

Please CLICK HERE to view in Spanish.

Posted: May 22, 2012

The NEW Northwest Flag!!

flagIn the fall students voluntarily participated in a contest to create a new flag for our school that represents the diversity we are so proud of. The final flag is a combination of art work from Bernardo Palacios and Ms. Lorrie's class. Thank you to all who participated and to the Student Government for sponsoring the event.

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Northwest Wins Top Performing Middle School Award!!

awardThank you to all of our students, parents, teachers and staff last year for working so hard!! Our goal is to see the same success this year!!

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