Northwestern High School

Northwestern High School serves 691 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Northwestern High School operates within the Baltimore City Public s School District.
The school district's 56% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 691 students has declined by 20% over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 691 students
Northwestern High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Northwestern High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Northwestern High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Northwestern High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Northwestern High School Asian (2001-2012)
Hispanic
1%
11%
Northwestern High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
94%
37%
Northwestern High School Black (1989-2012)
White
1%
43%
Northwestern High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Northwestern High School Sch Ethnicity Northwestern 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.
0.12 0.38
Northwestern High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
80%
35%
Northwestern High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
5%
7%
Northwestern High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 95,775 students has grown by 16% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 56% has decreased from 87% over five years.
School District Name Baltimore City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
195
28
Number of Students Managed 95,775 16,752
Baltimore City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 56% 85%
Baltimore City Public s School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,383 MM $244 MM
Baltimore City Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,360 MM $238 MM
Baltimore City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,811 $14,580
Baltimore City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,529 $14,228
Baltimore City Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pikesville High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Pikesville Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fallstaff Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Baltimore Fallstaff Elementary School
    3801 Fallstaff Rd
    Baltimore , MD , 21215
    (410)396-0682
    0.2  mi  |  370  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Baltimore Milbrook Elementary School
    4300 Crest Heights Rd
    Baltimore , MD , 21215
    (410)887-1225
    0.6  mi  |  336  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Baltimore Pikesville Middle School
    7701 Seven Mile Ln
    Baltimore , MD , 21208
    (410)887-1207
    0.8  mi  |  1010  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Baltimore Pikesville High School
    7621 Labyrinth Rd
    Baltimore , MD , 21208
    (410)887-1217
    0.9  mi  |  893  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Pikesville Wellwood International Elementary School
    Magnet School
    2901 Smith Ave
    Pikesville , MD , 21208
    (410)887-1212
    Magnet School
    0.9  mi  |  461  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Baltimore, MD public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.27, which is lower than the Maryland average of 0.41. The most diverse school in Baltimore is Baltimore Highlands Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.