Nord Middle School

Where the Best Get Better

Students enrolled at Nord Middle School possess a wide range of physical, mental and emotional characteristics. Their interests, needs and scholastic aptitudes are assumed to reflect a broad spectrum of individual ability levels that need to be challenged. In addition to encouraging and helping each student develop scholastically, the staff of Nord Middle School also recognizes the need to help all students develop a sense of responsibility, self worth and respect for the worth of others.

The major goals of our school are to help students become self-disciplined and self directed in problem solving tasks by instilling curiosity and a desire to use learning for personal enjoyment. The learning climate created by the cooperative efforts of students, teachers, and parents shall provide opportunities for social, physical and academic expression.

We are further committed to the notion that academic growth and ability are not the same for all students. It is our goal to try and provide an environment that attempts to meet the needs of the individual student by enabling him/her to grow not only intellectually but also physically, emotionally and socially.

Our school day begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m.

Meet Our Principal


Welcome! My name is Bill Miller and I am proud to be the Principal of Nord Middle School. This is my 10th year as an administrator in Amherst and my fifth year at Nord. At Nord Middle School, we strive to provide students the opportunity to grow and be successful by delivering high quality education that provides students with skills necessary for future success.

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Current News

Join us for State of the Schools!

When you come back from Spring Break, consider joining Superintendent Sayers for the annual State of the Schools address on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30pm in the Steele Creative Learning Center.

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Nord Homework Lab

Homework Lab is a supervised setting that offers students an opportunity to complete their homework, while receiving assistance from a certified teacher. Click "read more" for details.

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Comet Conversation

Renewing Issue 6 is the last critical step to ensure our financial health and stability through at least 2021. Issue 6 won't raise taxes, but on this week's Comet Conversation, we discuss what could be at risk if $2.6 million were to disappear from our budget!

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