Northview Middle School

        Home of the Hawks!

National Schools to Watch® Designee
National Recognition of Visual Arts Program
National Yearbook Program of Excellence
North Carolina 2015 Lighthouse Award Recipient

 Mission Statement 
Promoting Effort, Pursuing Integrity, Producing Excellence

Welcome to Northview Middle School.  Northview is a traditional 6th-8th grade public school committed to academic excellence, student advisory and stellar arts and athletic programs.  Northview is located in Hickory, NC and is home to nearly 600 students of varying  socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.  Our student population represents students from approximately 12 different countries, providing the Northview community with a genuine and unique opportunity to embrace cultural and global perspectives. 

Our highly qualified staff is a unified group of professionals dedicated to ensure success for each individual student.  Through high expectations, expertise in their content and diverse instructional strategies the staff unites to prepare students for success in the 21st century.

Northview offers an array of rotation courses geared toward student interest and high school programs which include orchestra, band, chorus, visual arts and technology courses ranging from keyboarding and basic applications to synergistics and career exploration in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). 

Beyond academics students are encouraged to participate in extra -curricular activities which include athletics and a variety of clubs that further explore math, technology, sciences as well as opportunities for community service, international studies and healthful living. 

Bell Schedule

7:00 buses arrive

7:15 building open to car riders

7:25 first bell

7:35 Tardy Bell

2:40 dismissal (students must be picked up by 3:00)




Where do I drop my child in the morning and pick up in the afternoon?

The tardy bell rings promptly at 7:35 A.M.  All 6th, 7th & 8th grade students are to be dropped off in the front parking lot.  Between 2:40 and 3:00 7th and 8th grade students are to be picked up in the front parking lot while 6th grade students and buses are loaded in the back cafeteria parking lot. 


Do students have access to their lockers during the instructional day?

Yes, students may visit their lockers prior to going to their Home Base class.  All other locker visits will be scheduled visits by the classroom teachers with one visit being allowed prior to dismissal.  Only school provided combination locks are permitted to be used on school lockers.


Are cell phones allowed at school?

Yes, students are permitted to bring cell phones to school, but phones must be turned off and left in the lockers during instructional hours.  Often times teachers will permit students to utilize their cell phones for class activities.  In this instance, students will be granted permission and a locker visit prior to and immediately after class to retrieve and return their cell phones to secure location. 


What rotation courses are offered?

  Year Long Courses

                Band, Chorus, Orchestra

  Semester Courses

                Visual Arts

                Physical Education – required

                General Music

                Curriculum Assistance

                English as a Second Language

                Computer Skills and Applications (Section A, B, & C)

                Career and Technical Education

                Career Explorations


What constitutes an excused absence? 

The State of North Carolina clearly identifies valid, or lawful, absences.  These lawful absences include illness or injury, quarantine, death in the immediate family, medical or dental appointments, court or administrative proceedings, religious observance, educational opportunity, or local school board policies.  If your child is absent from school for any of the above reasons and proper documentation is provided to the school, your child’s absence will be coded as “excused.”  Informing the school prior to an absence does not necessarily qualify the absence as “excused.”  All excused absences must qualify under the State Compulsory Attendance Law.