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Ashton High School est. in 1906

North Fremont HS est. in 1951

New school completed in 2004

Accredited since 1931

Accreditation by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and AdvancED valid through June 30, 2017.   Most recent on-site accreditation visit was March 2012.


Grades Served:  6-12

Current Enrollment: 328

  • Middle School: 156
  • High School: 172

Faculty:  

  • 19 teachers
  • 1 counselor
  • 1 principal

Staff:

  • 2 secretaries
  • 4 paraprofessionals
  • 3 kitchen staff
  • 4 custodians
  • 1 maintenance

Average Daily Attendance:  94.5%

Graduation Rate: 98%


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HISTORY OF NORTH FREMONT:

Ashton’s first school was built in 1906.  It was located on the site of the current Ashton Elementary School.  It accommodated grades 1through 12.

A new building was eventually needed and North Fremont High School,containing grades 9 through 12, came on line in 1951.  In 1974, a new auditorium and four classrooms to house the seventh and eighth grades were added.

In 2001 the patrons of school district 215 passed a bond to build anew high school.  In 2004, at a cost of 9.4 million dollars, the building that is now North Fremont Middle/High School was completed.  In2006, the sixth grade was moved from Ashton Elementary School into the new building.  Sixth, seventh, and eighth grades make up North Fremont Middle School.

The building has a configuration of an H on its side.  The front hall houses most of the senior high classes as well as the administrative and counseling offices.  The center of building is the library. The middle school is located primarily in the back hallway near the resource room,  ceramics room,  and music department.  This hallway also includes an  auditorium that holds approximately 500 people, a lunchroom with space for 260 students, and a commons area.  A  gymnasium with a1,200 person seating capacity, including an elevator which allows handicapped students access to  the second floor,  completes the back hall.  There are also 2 computer labs containing 24 computers each.  Ten more computers are housed in the library.  An IEN distance learning classroom was installed in the fall of 2011.

The campus also includes an agriculture classroom and work area.  A greenhouse is  located next to that classroom.  Housed in the same building as agriculture department is the art room and the wood shop. The campus also includes an auxiliary gymnasium and a bus shop/storage facility.  Outdoor athletic facilities include a football field and supporting bleachers, a soccer field, and a large grassy area with ample room for other outdoor activities.  Parking is also available for up to500 cars.  Primary student parking is located in the rear while faculty parking is reserved in the east and west lots.  Guest parking lots are located in the front of the building.

NORTH FREMONT OVERVIEW:

1.      Student Demographics (Fall 2015):

a.      Enrollment:   After experiencing a declining enrollment for several years that resulted in having to petition the IHSAA to remain in the 2A classification, the enrollment has leveled out at an average of approximately 159 students.

 i.      North Fremont Middle/High School has a current enrollment of 305 students.

 ii.      The middle school has 146 students: 49 in 6th grade, 47 in 7th grade and 50 in 8th grade.  

 iii.      The high school has 159 students: 45 in 9th grade,35 in 10th grade, 43 in 11th grade and 36 in 12th grade.

 iv.      North Fremont has a 51% to 49% male to female ratio.

  v.      Approximately 13% of the students are Hispanic/Latino or Black.  

 vi.      14% qualify for special education services.

vii.      Approximately 50% qualify for Free/Reduced lunch.

 viii.      4% are LEP and 1% Migrant.     

2.      Student Achievement

a.      ISAT:  In the2010-11 school year, the goal for 100% of all students to take the ISAT was set.  This goal was almost met with the exception of the 7th grade math with 98% tested. The 2% not tested consisted of one student who was out of town.  Considering the small student population where one or two students can change a percentage point, scores have been consistent within each class year to year. In 2010-11, AYP was met with Reading scores at 94%, and Math scores at 88.8% which is above the 85.6%required in Reading and 83% required in Math.

b.      Adequate Yearly Progress:  North Fremont Middle/ High School students have made AYP nearly every year in Reading and Math.  In 2005-06 and 2006-07 Special Programs and Economically Disadvantaged failed to meet AYP in Reading, placing North Fremont in School Improvement Year 1.  This was short-lived as AYP was met the next two years, removing North Fremont from the “Needs Improvement” list.  Currently, Reading is North Fremont’s highest scoring ISAT subject area.

c.       ACT:  It is a matter of concern that  North Fremont students are scoring below the state averages on the ACT: 19.3 (compared to 21.1) in English, 19.8(21.3) in Math, 20.7  (22.2) in Reading, 19.9 (21.5) in Science, and20.0 (21.7)  in Composite Scores.  Even though these scores are lower than the state averages and suggest significant room for improvement, it is important to consider that the scores represent an unusually high number of students who took the test (83% of North Fremont seniors took the ACT).    

d.      Graduation Rate: North Fremont High School’s graduation rate consistently 98%.  In almost every instance, students who leave North Fremont transfer to another educational setting instead of dropping out.