Northside Middle School

Changing lives, one lesson at a time


  • If you are interested in trying out for cheer see Mrs. During for a form.

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  • Please join NMS in making the world a kinder place to live.


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  • All students must have up-to-date immunization forms in order to enroll at Northside Middle School or to return to our school for the 2015-2016 school year.  Parents may have their immunization forms completed by the doctor of their choice or at any of the health clinics in Alabama.
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Join the Tuscaloosa County School System as we participate in The Great Kindness Challenge from January 25-29, 2016!  We challenge you to perform as many kind deeds as you can in one week.  Kindness matters!  Have fun!

Check out this video on Kindness:  we all have it within us to make a difference


New Homework/Classwork Procedures for 2nd Semester 2016


For students that do not complete their homework or classwork assignments a zero will be assigned to that grade. In addition, the following steps will be taken to help our students fulfill their school responsibilities successfully:
  1. Day 1-Teacher Warning

  2. Day 2-Parental Contact by School Personnel

  3. Day 3- After School Detention given  for missed assignment


    The completion of the assignment by the end of After School Detention will result in the removal of the zero; however, if the assignment is not completed the zero will remain.

    This homework procedure is in addition to the County Board Policy concerning excused absences. 

Check out the wonderful activities from November's Career and College Ready Month
CM 1 CM2  

 NMS Robotics


Academic Scholars Offered in Middle Schools

As part of our mission to educate and empower all students to be college and career ready graduates, a strengthened and highly rigorous program for our high-achieving students has been implemented at the middle school level. This program, known as the Academic Scholars Program, began in the 2014-2015 school year. Academic Scholars Program provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers.

Offered in all four academic classes in the 6th and 7th grades for the 2015-2016 school year, and adding 8th grade in the 2016-2017 school year, the Academic Scholars Program provides intellectual and creative challenges to help students become skilled problem solvers and critical thinkers. In addition, the program incorporates project-based learning to give hands-on opportunities for students to learn, fostering the development of skills for communication, understanding, and team building, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.                                                                                                                                                    


Provided at the Middle School level, beginning with rising 6th grade students in 2014-2015; 7th grade students in 2015-2016; 8thgrade students in 2016-2017 Offers courses for all four core disciplines: English, mathematics, science, and social studies

Emphasis on project-based learning and

Science and

Technology interpreted through

Engineering and the

Arts, all based in

Mathematical elements” (STEAM)

Goal of producing students who are problem-solvers and have high critical thinking skills

Rising 6th Graders (for 2015-2016)

Entrance Criteria80% or higher in each of the four core subjects (math, reading, science, social studies) 1st, 2nd, 3rdnine weeks.

70 or higher National Percentile Ranking (NPR) in mathematics and/or in reading

NOTE: If the entrance criteria are met in math, the rising 6th grade student will qualify for the Math/Science Academic Scholars program. If criteria are met in reading, the rising 6th grade student will qualify for the English/Science/Social Studies program.

 Option for Parent Override

If a student does not meet the 70 NPR, but has met the grading criteria and an NPR of at least a 60, a parent override will be accepted through the first four days of the school year. An override request must be made to the school principal no later than August 18,2015.

In order to continue in the Academic Scholars Program for the 7thgrade year, a current 6thgrade academic scholar must maintain an 80% or higher grade in each of the core subjects for each nine week period. There will be no parent override for 7thgrade.

Contact your local school principal if you have questions about the Academic Scholars Program.




We would like to welcome you to Northside Middle School:

Our goal is very simple; We want our students to Learn, Grow, and Achieve. At Northside Middle School, we will show students how much we care for them through our expectations of them.  We expect our students to take rigorous courses.  We expect them to respect one another.  We expect parents to be equal partners in their children's learning.  We expect our students to do their best!
Our school is a small school that allows us to give families the personal attention they deserve.  Our doors are always open for you to come in and visit.  It is very important for you to know what your child is learning.  It is our hope that you will frequently visit our school website, as well as our school , to keep abreast of your child's classroom assignments, well-being, and progress.

Please be advised that as a result of the action taken by our TCSS Board of Education clear and/or mesh back packs are not required for the 2015-2016 school year. We do prefer that you invest in this item but we understand that they are difficult to find at times and they are not as resistant and durable as other back packs.
cheer Cheerleaders 2015-2016
The Northside Middle School Cheerleaders attended UCA Camp2 at University of Alabama June 16-19th. Numerous squads attended Camp2 this year with, representing 5 States, with attendance topping 900+ cheerleaders. NMS competed in the Middle division of Middle School cheerleaders. They placed 1st place in Over All Home Pom Routine for Middle School, 4th in sideline performance, 3rd in sideline cheer, 2nd place in Extreme Routine, 4th in A-Day sideline Cheer. Other awards won were, spirit stick and 3 Superior Ribbons. NMS was among numerous squads that was invited to preform during the Capital One Bowl Half Time Show.
 cool careers
                Casey Burns
             Wildlife Biologist 
     Wildlife Biologist
Air Evac Visit
Air 1
 more pics on Guidance Page
Creek Kids Field Trip
creek kids  
for Video's and more pics
head to the Guidance page