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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


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News & Announcements

Upcoming Events

View our full calendar here

  • August 13 - Registration 2pm-6pm
  • August 17-18 - New Warrior Orientation
  • August 20 - Back to School Night
  • August 24 - First Day of School

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Link: Student Handbook

Link: Student Handbook Spanish Version (coming soon)

Posted: August 1st, 2015

New website is on the way!

Northwest Middle school is in the process of designing a new website to better support our community. Because of that, the current website will have limited updates. Your patience is greatly appreciated during this transition.

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7th Graders: New Warrior Orientation

7th Graders will begin their new journey at Northwest starting August 17th. More information will be provided at Registration on August 11th and 13th.

New warrior Week

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Summer Bridges Program

A group of incoming 9th graders had the opportunity to attend a team-building ropes course up at the University of Utah. Students set goals for the next school year, overcame individual fears, and learned how rely on their fellow peers. Thank you Ms. Algarin and Ms. Aldridge for taking these students to a new level.

Group of studentsMs. ALdridgehigh up

A big thank you to the ROPES course at the University of Utah.


Posted: 6-26-15

Spare Parts

Mr. Dahl read the book Spare Parts by Joshua Davis with his 8th grade students this year. It is a book about four undocumented teenagers and their experiences building an underwater robot. Mr. Dahl's students LOVED it! They fell in love with Lorenzo and were so invested in Oscar's story that it crushed them when they read about his deporting of himself.

Mr. Dahl wrote Joshua Davis in which he told him,"Thank you for writing a book that has inspired many in my class this year and many more as I will be reading this with students for years to come!"

The author responded, "Many thanks for your note. It means a lot to me that the book connected with your students. It’s also very important to me that it is helpful to you. I dedicated the book to teachers such as yourself and I’m honored that you took the time to write me."

Some of Mr. Dahl's students will be receiving autographed copies of Spare Parts from Joshua Davis.

Thank you Mr. Davis for supporting and inspiring our students!

Posted: June 25, 2015

Thank You Northwest Community

We won!We wanted to say thank you for all your help with our AVID video contest. We came in 3rd place and won $2,000 to keep supporting students here at Northwest!

AVID StudentsThank you for all your help!

Aimee Tatton and Justin AndersenBig check

Posted: June 9, 2015

Save the Date

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be August 11, 7 am - 11 am and August 13, 2 pm - 6 pm.

More information will be posted here soon.

We will also be mailing out registration information this summer.

Posted: June 8, 2015

Thank you

student speakersThank you to Faysal Aden and Jessica Lopez who spoke at the 8th grade celebration. You did great!

Posted: June 8, 2015

History Field trip

Harris FieldtripOver 40 Utah Studies students hiked to the top on Ensign Peak this week. They followed in the footsteps of the early pioneers and saw an amazing view of the Salt Lake Valley. They reached the same conclusion as Brigham Young that this (the Salt Lake Valley) is “the right place”.

Posted: June 1, 2015

Way to go Dancers!!

Northwest Dance Northwest Middle's School Dance Company class was selected to be apart of Repertory Dance Theater's Heritage Grant Program. RDT is a professional modern dance company that's been in downtown Salt Lake City for over 50 years. It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to be able to work with a company of this caliber. The Heritage program allows RDT company members to come in, talk with, share, and create dance about their Heritage. We were one of seven middle schools lucky enough to have the opportunity to work very closely with dance professionals from the company. Justin Bass was our choreographer. He was magnificent! We were able to perform the dance Justin and the students created together not only in our Multicultural performance but in a culminating performance held at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center where students were able to meet other dancers their age from other schools, take classes together, and perform for the Salt Lake Community.

Posted: May 29, 2015

MESA Banquet

Congratulations to all of our MESA students on their successful year.

MESA BanquetHere are a few pictures from the 2014-2015 MESA Banguet.

MESA Banquet

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MESA Banquet

Posted: May 29, 2015

Lagoon Physics Day for MESA

Posted: May 29, 2015


Congratulations to Karina and Jasmine Rubalcava who received 3rd place at state with the MESA program for their prosthetic arm!!!

Way to go Warriors!!!

Posted: May 18, 2015

Visit from Representative Angela Romero

Angela Romero visit to NorthwestOn Thursday May 7, Representative Angela Romero was a guest of the Girls Only Social Activist Book Club. The girls, who have just finished reading the book Sold, had the opportunity to listen to Representative Romero talk about her legislation regarding human trafficking. Representative Romero’s message to the girls was to, “Always ask questions. Be curious and speak out against things you know to be wrong.” Thank you Representative Romero for taking the time to spend with our amazing girls!

Posted: May 11, 2015

Northwest Summer School

summer school registration 2015Summer School will be held June 10 – 11, 15 – 18, and 22 – 25 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Free breakfast and lunch included.

Students who live more than two miles away can ride a bus.

Registration is May 1st through June 4th

Registration fee of $10.00 is due at time of registration.

Click on image to print application in both English and Spanish.

Posted: May 6, 2015

West High Summer School

WHS Summer SchoolAttention 8th Graders, here is the information for Summer School at West High School.

English | Spanish

Posted: May 4, 2015

Congratulations Art and the Law Contest Winners

Each year the attorneys of the Salt Lake County Bar Association sponsor an art contest. This year's Law Day theme is: MAGNA CARTA: SYMBOL OF FREEDOM UNDER LAW.

Northwest students were top winners in the competition:

1st Place - Annie Than

2nd Place - Daniel Lerma

3rd Place - Osman Kassim

Way to go Warriors!!


Posted: April 22, 2014

Utah Archaeology & Preservation Month Poster Contest Winner

Juliza's entryJuliza C's drawing for the Utah Archaeology & Preservation Month poster contest won an honorable mention!

There will be an Open House on May 2nd from 12-3pm. It's at Salt Lake Community College's South City campus (1575 S State). There will be a lot of fun activities for kids to learn more about archaeology and other historic places in Utah.

Posted: April 10, 2015

Your Utah, Your Future

Please take a few moments to share your opinions on the Your Utah, Your Future survey. Citizens from around Utah are being asked to help establish a vision for how to keep our state a great place to live as our population prepares to double in size by 2050. This effort was initiated by Governor Herbert and is being led by a local not-for-profit organization called Envision Utah.

Your opinions will be asked on a variety of topics, including air quality, water resources, education, transportation,and agriculture, among others. You can select the choices you like best in these areas and vote on what you want Utah to be like in 2050. You'll also be helping out our school by taking the survey and putting Northwest Middle School as your school.

To take the survey or to find out more about the Your Utah, Your Future effort, visit

Posted: April 9, 2015

2015 District Art Show

Art Show ParticipantsSeveral of our students had the opportunity to participate in the 2015 District art Show. The following students received awards:

3rd Place - Griselda M.

Honorable Mention - Edwin T., Patricia S., Giang D. and a group of 18 students who put together a really yummy piece called "Just Desserts"

Congratulations Warriors!!

Please click on the above photo to see pictures of all the art pieces. We now have pictures of the 3D art winners posted as well.

Posted: March 26, 2015

Congratulations MESA Students

Our MESA Students went to the District MESA Competition last week. All of our teams did really well.

Way to go Warriors!!

Posted: March 23, 2015

8th Graders Save the Date

West High LogoAttention all current 8th Graders, the dates for West High Registration for next school year has been announced! Please save the following dates on your calendar so you will be ready to head off to West High.

Tuesday, August 11 - 2pm - 7pm

Wednesday, August 12 - 2pm- 7pm

Thursday, August 13 - 9am - 2pm

Friday, August 14 - 9am - 2pm

Posted: March 19, 2015

Utah Symphony

Youth SymphonyOn March 11th our 8th Grade students and the students from our Orchestra class as well as some students from a few of our feeder schools had the privilege of attending an assembly here at Northwest by the Utah Symphony. Two of our Orchestra students had the opportunity of having a private lesson with Doug Wolf, a percussionist and marimba player from the Utah Symphony.

Posted: March 16, 2015

U of U Field trip

uofufieldtripMs. Algarin’s book club girls and Ms. Olivo’s Word Warriors went to the U to hear a nationally known author, educator and speaker. The students enjoyed hearing about why teachers come to work every day, their motivation and their rewards. Who knows…maybe some of these students are our future teachers! Thank you to the U of U’s Education Department for giving us this opportunity!!

Posted: March 11, 2015

West High Sports Information

WHS Sports InfoDo you plan on playing sports in high school?

Did you know you need to have at least a 2.2 GPA?

Posted: March 11, 2015

Ukulele Orchestra

Ukulele OrchestraSeveral of Northwest's students had the opportunity to perform with a Ukulele Orchestra last month. They had a lot of fun and the orchestra members commented, “The children that played along with us were fantastic, I hope that we helped to enthuse them to stick with the ukulele.” That is so exciting to hear from them! Way to go Warriors!!

Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: March 4, 2015

Congratulations District Science Fair Winners

We are so excited to have two teams of students from Northwest who won at the District Science Fair. Congratulations to Diane Hall, Emily Marchant, Kaylee Nguyen, Carter Talbot, Saibra Kleinman and Kylee Erb. Thank you for representing Northwest so well!

Posted: February 13, 2015

Middle School Science Department of the Year

Who won that award for 2014-2015? NORTHWEST SCIENCE DEPARTMENT!

The Utah Science Teachers Association (USTA) has awarded our science teachers for this year’s Middle School Science Department of the Year. They deserve it. They are working hard! Thanks to Jess Dwyer for nominating them and thanks to our science peeps for representing!!


CLICK HERE for more information.

Posted: January 30, 2015


Check out all the fun things we are doing in MESA!

CLICK HERE to see photos and videos of all our fun activities.

Posted: January 28, 2015

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

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

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


FOX 13

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

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

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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