Northview School, an IB World School, came into existence as a Middle Years Program school in 2009. The levels 4-5 MYP then went to SIHS after two years, and
we remained just with Levels 1, 2, 3 (the traditional middle school grades). Our school has existed for 12 years, and we have grown with the changes in public education and continue to help our students be the best they can be.
Four original staff members: Ed Huffman, Aria Campbell, Raquel Swierczewski, and Liz White were here when we started this program in 2009. I just want to say a
special thank you to each of them as they have invested so much into our school because they truly believe in what we do to make our world a better place one student at a time.
In 2020, we began making serious preparations for our transition to a renovated building. We were informed that the name of Northview could not go with us. But
our teachers really wanted to “rebrand” our school and not just adopt the former name. So we did some research and found that this building, with the original section built in 1958, was named Oakwood Junior High School. Then in the 90s, it became Statesville Middle School. So we decided to propose the name Oakwood Middle School, an IB World School, to our community, and it was an unanimous vote of approval. Our ISS Board of Education was also thrilled with this name as the name paid respect to the original school name and area in which it’s located. And then our students and staff chose to keep our mascot, the Nighthawk, and our original school colors so we could still be US and what we we from the beginning. And we believe…
Oakwood Middle School’s vision is to empower students to become creative problem solvers, global citizens, and lifelong learners. As an International Baccalaureate School, we will do this by facilitating collaborative, compassionate, and creative learning experiences; involving students in service as action; offering a balanced, whole minded education; and teaching students different avenues of learning.
Iredell-Statesville Schools' Mission Statement
We are a premier school system where students come first. All students will receive a high quality, relevant education in a safe and caring environment which will produce confident, responsible and globally competitive citizens. Our students will be college and career ready.
International Baccalaureate Organization Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These Programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.