Northwest Middle School

Northwest Middle School serves 823 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the TN average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 35%.
Northwest Middle School operates within the Knox County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 823 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 823 students
Northwest Middle School Total Students (1988-2014)
Gender % Northwest Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Northwest Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2014)
Students by Grade Northwest Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Northwest Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
1%
2%
Northwest Middle School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
15%
8%
Northwest Middle School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
31%
23%
Northwest Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
50%
65%
Northwest Middle School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
3%
2%
Northwest Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Northwest Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TN 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.
0.64 0.26
Northwest Middle 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.
71%
51%
Northwest Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2014)
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.
7%
7%
Northwest Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 59,236 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,684 is less than the state average of $8,707. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,504 is less than the state average of $8,563. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four years.
School District Name Knox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
89
8
Number of Students Managed 59,236 3,515
Knox County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $493 MM $30 MM
Knox County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $483 MM $29 MM
Knox County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,684 $8,707
Knox County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,504 $8,563
Knox County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Ridgedale Alternative School (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ridgedale Alternative School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pleasant Ridge Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • KnoxvillePleasant Ridge Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 410 students3013 Walnoaks Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)594-1354
    0.5KG-5410
  • KnoxvilleNorwood Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 613 students1909 Merchant Dr
    KnoxvilleTN 37912
    (865)689-1460
    0.8PK-5613
  • KnoxvilleWest Haven Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 365 students3620 Sisk Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)594-4467
    0.9KG-5365
  • KnoxvilleRidgedale Alternative School
    Alternative School
    2 miles | Grades: 6-12 | 91 students4600 Ridgedale Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)909-9099
    26-1291
  • KnoxvilleSam E. Hill Family - Community Center
    Special Education School
    2.2 miles | Grades: PK | 180 students1725 Delaware Av
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)594-3632
    2.2PK180

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