Northwest High School

Northwest High School serves 1,494 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the KS average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 34%.
Northwest High School operates within the Wichita School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is lower than the KS state average of 88%.

School Overview

The student population of 1494 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,494 students
Northwest High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Northwest High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 77 teachers
Northwest High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Northwest High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 14:1
Northwest High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
2%
1%
Northwest High School American Indian Students (1989-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
Northwest High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
16%
18%
Northwest High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
10%
7%
Northwest High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
60%
66%
Northwest High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
11%
5%
Northwest High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Northwest High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.60 0.30
Northwest High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
33%
40%
Northwest High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
10%
Northwest High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 50,156 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,036 is less than the state average of $13,276. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,220 is higher than the state average of $12,850. The district spending/student has grown by 38% over four years.
School District Name Wichita School District
Number of Schools
Managed
90
3
Number of Students Managed 50,156 556
Wichita School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 77% 88%
Wichita School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $582 MM $7 MM
Wichita School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $639 MM $7 MM
Wichita School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,036 $13,276
Wichita School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,220 $12,850
Wichita School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Levy Sp Ed Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Levy Sp Ed Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mccollom Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • WichitaMccollom Elementary School
    0.3 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 467 students1201 Waddington
    WichitaKS 67212
    (316)973-0350
    0.3PK-5467
  • WichitaKensler Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 594 students1030 Wilbur Ln
    WichitaKS 67212
    (316)973-1350
    0.7PK-5594
  • WichitaPeterson Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 474 students9710 West Central
    WichitaKS 67212
    (316)973-0400
    1PK-5474
  • WichitaLevy Sp Ed Center
    1.2 miles | Grades: PK-12 | 70 students400 North Woodchuck
    WichitaKS 67212
    (316)973-3400
    1.2PK-1270
  • WichitaWilbur Middle School
    1.2 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 902 students340 North Tyler Rd
    WichitaKS 67212
    (316)973-1100
    1.26-8902

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