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About Us


Welcome to Norton Elementary and Middle School. In the heart of the mountains of southwest Virginia, NEMS is the only elementary and middle school in the city of Norton. We love our city and work hard to do the best for our students. Schedule a visit and see for yourself what makes NEMS the premier elementary and middle school in southwest Virginia. 

  • Our vision is to provide a safe, caring, and stimulating environment to cultivate productive and responsible life-long learners, in partnership with parents and community members. 
  • Mission: Norton Elementary and Middle School recognizes that each child is an individual who can succeed with the support of their family, school and community. We strive to promote a safe and caring atmosphere that creates and enhances challenging learning programs to foster the development of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of all its members. 
  • School Motto: The RIGHT Things, The RIGHT Way, The RAIDER Way.