R.W. Kidder Middle School was transformed from Northwest Junior High School as a result of a restructuring effort in the 1998-1999 school year. We have three grades consisting of the 6th, 7th and 8th serving 755 students. There are ten exploratory teachers who teach eight exploratory offerings (healthy living, advanced manufacturing, communication arts, art, band, vocal music, Spanish, family and consumer science, physical education/fitness). In addition to the core areas and exploratories, Northwest Kidder Middle School supports special education services including a MOCI room, a MICI room, resource rooms, CAT RR room and Intermediate School District Services. One computer lab service the school including a Learning Lab that was added in the 2006-2007 school year. Learning Lab is staffed by a certified teacher who offers students additional support including study skills, work completion, and hands-on instruction. Forty one teachers, a learning specialist, two counselors, and two principals staff the building.