Northwood High School

Northwood High School serves 951 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Northwood High School operates within the Caddo Parish School District.
The school district's 61% graduation rate is lower than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 951 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 951 students
Northwood High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Northwood High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Northwood High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Northwood High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
1%
4%
Northwood High School Black Students (2002-2013)
Black
38%
48%
Northwood High School Black Students (1990-2013)
White
61%
44%
Northwood High School White Students (1990-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Northwood High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown LA 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.
0.49 0.34
Northwood High School Diversity Score (1990-2013)
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.
43%
61%
Northwood High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
6%
7%
Northwood High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 44,288 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 61% has decreased from 87% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,515 is less than the state average of $14,187. The district revenue/student has grown by 33% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,244 is less than the state average of $14,076. The district spending/student has grown by 32% over four years.
School District Name Caddo Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
69
5
Number of Students Managed 44,288 2,117
Caddo Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 61% 68%
Caddo Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $491 MM $33 MM
Caddo Parish School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $479 MM $33 MM
Caddo Parish School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,515 $14,187
Caddo Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,244 $14,076
Caddo Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy (3.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Donnie Bickham Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blanchard Elementary School (3.2 miles away)
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  • ShreveportDonnie Bickham Middle School
    7240 Old Mooringsport Rd
    ShreveportLA 71107
    (318)929-4106
    1.6 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 725 students                      
  • ShreveportBlanchard Elementary School
    402 Birch Ave
    ShreveportLA 71107
    (318)929-2691
    3.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 591 students                      
  • ShreveportGreen Oaks Performing Arts Academy
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    2550 Thomas East Howard Dr
    ShreveportLA 71107
    (318)425-3411
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    3.9 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 630 students                      
  • ShreveportPine Grove Elementary School
    1700 Caldwell St
    ShreveportLA 71107
    (318)424-7191
    4.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 466 students                      
  • ShreveportNewton Smith 6th Grade Center
    3000 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr
    ShreveportLA 71107
    (318)424-3610
    4.1 mi | Gr. 6 | 178 students                      

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