Northwood High School

5939 Old Mooringsport Rd,

Shreveport, LA, 71107-

Tel: (318)929-3513
Grades: 9-12

976 students

Northwood High School serves 976 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
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 976 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 976 students
Northwood High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Northwood High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Northwood High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.57. 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 (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
Northwood High School Hispanic (2002-2012)
Black
40%
48%
Northwood High School Black (1990-2012)
White
57%
45%
Northwood High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.52 0.57
Northwood High School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
46%
61%
Northwood High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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%
Northwood High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 45,065 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 58% over five years.
School District Name Caddo Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
66
6
Number of Students Managed 45,065 1,938
Caddo Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 61% 68%
Caddo Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $491 MM $33 MM
Caddo Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $479 MM $33 MM
Caddo Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,515 $14,187
Caddo Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,244 $14,076
Caddo Parish School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Shreveport Donnie Bickham Middle School
    7240 Old Mooringsport Rd
    Shreveport , LA , 71107
    (318)929-4106
    1.6  mi  |  706  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Shreveport Blanchard Elementary School
    402 Birch Ave
    Shreveport , LA , 71107
    (318)929-2691
    3.2  mi  |  547  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Shreveport Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    2550 Thomas East Howard Dr
    Shreveport , LA , 71107
    (318)425-3411
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    3.9  mi  |  632  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Shreveport Pine Grove Elementary School
    1700 Caldwell St
    Shreveport , LA , 71107
    (318)424-7191
    4.1  mi  |  507  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Shreveport Newton Smith 6th Grade Academy
    3000 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr
    Shreveport , LA , 71107
    (318)424-3610
    4.1  mi  |  288  students  |  Gr.  6

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