Northwest High School

Northwest High School serves 1,373 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the KS average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 32%.
Northwest High School operates within the Wichita School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the KS state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1373 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,373 students
Northwest High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
Northwest High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Northwest High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 12:1
Northwest High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
2%
1%
Northwest High School American Indian (1989-2013)
Asian
1%
2%
Northwest High School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
16%
17%
Northwest High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
11%
7%
Northwest High School Black (1988-2013)
White
60%
68%
Northwest High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
10%
4%
All Ethnic Groups Northwest High School Sch Ethnicity Northwest High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.29
Northwest High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
31%
39%
Northwest High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2013)
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.
11%
10%
Northwest High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 52,493 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Wichita School District
Number of Schools
Managed
93
3
Number of Students Managed 52,493 575
Wichita School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 72% 85%
Wichita School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $583 MM $7 MM
District Spending $584 MM $7 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,341 $12,944
Wichita School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,360 $12,499
Wichita School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Levy Sp Ed Center (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Wilbur Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mccollom Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WichitaMccollom Elementary School
    1201 Waddington
    WichitaKS 67212
    (316)973-0350
    0.3 mi | 466 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WichitaKensler Elementary School
    1030 Wilbur Ln
    WichitaKS 67212
    (316)973-1350
    0.7 mi | 646 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WichitaPeterson Elementary School
    9710 West Central
    WichitaKS 67212
    (316)973-0400
    0.9 mi | 431 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WichitaWilbur Middle School
    340 North Tyler Rd
    WichitaKS 67212
    (316)973-1100
    1.1 mi | 960 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • WichitaLevy Sp Ed Center
    400 North Woodchuck
    WichitaKS 67212
    (316)973-3400
    1.1 mi | 72 students | Gr. PK-12                      

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