Welcome to North District Middle School
One quote reads, “Change is inevitable, progress is optional”. The 2013-2014 school year at North District Middle
School(NDMS) proved to be a very challenging year marked by numerous changes for our faculty, students, and our parents.
We had a 43-year guidance veteran retire, other major changes in staff assignments, implemented a delayed school start
schedule for our students, adopted more rigorous standards for the Honor Roll System, embraced and implemented a new
math series, began our first year as a TAP school and moved into our newly erected building.
Despite all of the changes, we have forged ahead and kept progress in focus. The faculty and staff worked diligently and
ardently this past year providing the students with quality lessons, guidance, and supported them both academically and in
extra-curricular pursuits our students were involved in. Some of our successes were: 1) over thirty-five percent of our
students were on the honor roll at least one time this year even with our new rigorous standards, 2) members of our
Junior Beta Club won first and second place and placed in different categories at the BETA convention in Myrtle Beach, 3) a
seventh grade student was named as a Duke Tip Scholar, 4) one hundred percent of our students who took the Algebra I
End of Course Test passed and thirteen percent of them made a perfect score of “100”, 5) 97 percent of those
taking the English I End of Course Test passed, 6) our eighth graders earned more than 200 high school credits this year, 7)
our Volleyball Team was undefeated this year, and 8) our softball, basketball and football teams had outstanding seasons as
North District Middle School has a very caring faculty and student body. This year we contributed over $4000 to RELAY FOR
LIFE, gave a substantial contribution to Pennies for Patients, and had a tremendously successful ‘Food Drive’ in December.
While we celebrate many successes, we are still battling challenges. One major problem has been the lack of availability of
technology. We have tried to combat this by providing the students with access to our Computer Labs early
in the morning before school begins or, in the afternoon once school is dismissed. Unfortunately, transportation becomes
an issue for many of the students.
North District Middle School will continue striving to meet the needs of all our students. Instead of allowing our challenges
to dismantle us, we have decided to continuously adjust, regroup, rethink and fortify ourselves by using Best Practices and
meeting the challenges head on.