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Northridge Middle School is planning a Veteran's Day program and we would like to honor any and all Veterans who are related to our current students. The program will begin at 8:30 A.M. on November 11th, 2014 in Northridge's gymnasium and will last for 30-40 minutes. This program will feature patriotic music performed by our school choir and band, patriotic art from our art department, a guest speaker, and recongition of all our distinguished Veterans in attendance. We look forward to honoring you on Veteran's Day at 8:30 A.M. and we thank you for your service to our country! 


Principal's Message

Welcome to the website for Northridge Middle School, home of the Cougars. I am Benjamin Moore, the Principal.

Northridge Middle School is a dynamic middle school located in Montgomery County serving 500 students in grades sixth through eighth. We follow the trimester model which allows our students more instructional time in the core areas of Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Students take 5 classes a day for 12 weeks and spend 65 minutes in each class. This allows for more instruction in each class over the course of the school year. Our students also have the opportunity to take a variety of exploratory classes such as music, PE, band, media and a host of other classes. In addition, we offer a student resource time each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00-3:40 for students to get one on one help from their teachers or participate in clubs and other activities. We offer a second transportation route home for these students. This has allowed our students to participate in more activities and get more in-depth help from their teachers without having to worry about transportation.

We strive to create an environment where each and every student is given the attention necessary to achieve his/her individual success. We want your child’s middle school years to be engaging, challenging, interesting, and enjoyable. Teachers and staff work diligently to foster a school climate that nurtures affective and cognitive development. The Northridge Middle School family believes that success at school is achieved in partnership with students and their parents.

With all of us working together, we can help to make these great years of personal growth for your child and continue the strong tradition of excellence at Northridge Middle School.

-Benjamin Moore





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On August 3, 2010, the Indiana State Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and English Language Arts. These standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.
Below are links to the core standards for:


English Language Arts -
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

Literacy Standards for -
History and Social Studies
Technical Subjects

Student I.D. Badge Info.

Cougar Student I.D. Badges
Starting Friday, September 27, 2012, all students will be issued a photo identification
badge and expected to wear them each and every day for the remainder of the school
** The I.D. badges are part of our overall school safety program that will help us easily
identify those individuals who belong in our school from those who don't. Also, the
badges can help teachers know which students are with them during a lock-down drill or
a fire drill.

** Eighth grade students will have orange lanyards; seventh graders will have white
ones; and sixth grade students will have blue lanyards.

** Students are to wear their badge around their neck for the entire school day - every

** The I.D. badges will make library book check-outs much easier, quicker and more

** For those students who have PURCHASED an all-sports pass for the high school,
your pass will get you in to those sporting events free. This is ONLY for those who have
paid for that pass. If you haven't bought one, then you will have to pay the admission fee
to enter an event.

** ONLY students who are wearing their I.D.'s at lunch will be allowed to eat with their
group the first time each group is called. For example, if 7th grade boys are called, only
those boys with their I.D.'s may line up at that time. Students without an I.D. will be
called AFTER all groups are through the line for the first round of dismissals. Again,
those without their I.D.'s will eat last.

** Students are responsible for their I.D.'s. If one is missing or lost, then it will cost you
$5.00 for the photo I.D. to be reprinted and $1.00 for the lanyard to be replaced. Those
may be purchased from Mrs. Fruits in the front office.
Students, parents, teachers and/or staff with questions may contact Mr. Moore.




Contact Us!

Northridge Middle School
Benjamin Moore, Principal
482 West 580 North
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Phone: (765) 364-1071
Fax:  (765) 362-7985

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