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Northwest Middle School

    What does the Rebuilding Stronger Plan mean for my student?

    Starting in the 2024 School Year, your school will become an IB World middle school. The school will also become a 6-8 school.

    Key ComponentWhat does this mean for your school in the 2024-25 school year? 
    Your school’s grade reconfiguration will serve…Grades 6-8
    Your school will serve…Zone 1 and will serve as a direct feeder for the Center For Inquiry, Butler Lab, and Montessori schools in Zone 1
    Your academic program will be…An IB world middle school (new programming) co-located with the Newcomer program (no change from current)
    Your school will receive these athletic and/or facility improvements… We will thoroughly update the entire facility to modernize it and make the learning experience more comfortable. The building will be a vibrant and inviting atmosphere, complete with athletics facilities improvements.
    If your student is in grade 7 during the 2023-24 school year…No action is required of you and you have a guaranteed seat at your current school or you can also apply to any middle school that serves your zone (listed below) during the fall 2023 Enroll Indy enrollment windows.

    Zone 1 Middle School Options:
    STEM @ William Penn 49, Matchbook Learning @ 63, PATH @ 67, Enlace Academy, High Ability @ Harshman (if you meet eligibility requirements), GPA Dual Language @ Global Prep (if you meet eligibility requirements), Cold Spring @ Marian

    If you live outside of Zone 1, you can still attend Northwest but will only have transportation for the 2024-2025 school year. Please visit the website to see middle school options for every zone. 

    For school year 2023-2024, Northwest Middle School, Monarca, and Newcomer will continue to operate at the facility. No action is required. 

    What is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program?

    Program Features

    • Student-centered approach
    • International perspectives
    • Opportunities for action & service
    • Focus on learning how to learn
    • Learning more than one language
    • Rigorous learning objectives
    • Develops flexible thinking that prepares students to evaluate information critically and apply knowledge in complex, unfamiliar situations

    Facility Upgrades

    • Enhance Front Entry and Student Services to support New Programming
    • Address building deficiencies such as interior lighting, fire alarm, paved surfaces, fencing, etc
    • Increase security through card access and cameras
    • Improve Middle School Athletic Offerings through
      • Softball field improvements
      • Baseball field improvement
      • Field lighting
    • Support with investments via the 2018 Safety & Security Referendum: VOIP phone system & Intercom

    Target Completion


    Building Plan & Site Pictures

    Special Education Services

    Your school will continue to offer Intensive Intervention and Life Skills programming in the 23-24 school year. If you have questions about your student who is progressing to a grade level that will not be served at this school in the 23-24 school year, or if you have other special education related questions, please reach out to your student’s Teacher of Record or call (463) 232-6908. A special education administrator will return your call promptly.

    Your School Navigator is …

    Nicole Morrowmorrown@myips.orgPrincipal
    Your school navigator is ready to assist you with your questions about the RBS plan.