Northwest Valley School

4300 Gravois Rd,

House Springs, MO, 63051-2304

Tel: (636)671-3470
Grades: 6-8

875 students

Northwest Valley School serves 875 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the MO average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Northwest Valley School operates within the Northwest R-i School District.

Overview

The student population of 875 students has declined by 34% over five years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 875 students
Northwest Valley School Total Students (1999-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Northwest Valley School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade Northwest Valley 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 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
Northwest Valley School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Northwest Valley School Asian (2002-2010)
Hispanic
n/a
5%
Northwest Valley School Hispanic (2005-2012)
Black
1%
18%
Northwest Valley School Black (2003-2012)
White
96%
73%
Northwest Valley School White (1999-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Northwest Valley School Sch Ethnicity Northwest Valley 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.
0.08 0.43
Northwest Valley School Diversity Score (2001-2012)
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.
41%
39%
Northwest Valley School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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%
Northwest Valley School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,709 students has grown by 11% over five years.
School District Name Northwest R-i School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
2
Number of Students Managed 7,709 575
District Total Revenue $70 MM $6 MM
Northwest R-i School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $76 MM $6 MM
Northwest R-i School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,137 $8,810
Northwest R-i School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,011 $8,968
Northwest R-i School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northwest High School (4.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Wood Ridge Middle School (4.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is House Springs Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • House Springs House Springs Elementary School
    4380 Gravois Rd
    House Springs , MO , 63051
    (636)671-3360
    0.3  mi  |  605  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • House Springs House Springs Early Child Center
    6180 Hwy M
    House Springs , MO , 63051
    (636)671-3382
    1.3  mi  |  212  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • House Springs Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Cedar Springs Elementary School
    6922 Rivermont Trails
    House Springs , MO , 63051
    (636)671-3330
    2  mi  |  510  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • High Ridge High Ridge Elementary School
    2901 High Ridge Blvd
    High Ridge , MO , 63049
    (636)677-3996
    3.2  mi  |  420  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Imperial Clyde Hamrick Elementary School
    4525 Four Ridge Rd
    Imperial , MO , 63052
    (636)282-6930
    4.2  mi  |  336  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.