Northwest Middle School

Northwest Middle School serves 780 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.
Northwest Middle School operates within the Knox County School District.

Overview

The student population of 780 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 780 students
Northwest Middle School Total Students (1988-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Northwest Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2013)
Students by Grade Northwest Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Northwest Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2013)
Asian
1%
2%
Northwest Middle School Asian Students (1990-2013)
Hispanic
12%
7%
Northwest Middle School Black Students (1998-2013)
Black
33%
23%
Northwest Middle School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
52%
66%
Northwest Middle School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
2%
1%
Northwest Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Northwest Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TN 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.
0.61 0.26
Northwest Middle 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.
72%
51%
Northwest Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2013)
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%
Northwest Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 59,769 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,376 is less than the state average of $8,477. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,600 is higher than the state average of $8,379. The district spending/student has grown by 15% over four years.
School District Name Knox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
88
8
Number of Students Managed 59,769 3,473
Knox County School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $465 MM $28 MM
Knox County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $478 MM $28 MM
Knox County School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,376 $8,477
Knox County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,600 $8,379
Knox County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ridgedale Alternative School (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ridgedale Alternative School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pleasant Ridge Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • KnoxvillePleasant Ridge Elementary School
    3013 Walnoaks Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)594-1354
    0.5 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 417 students                      
  • KnoxvilleNorwood Elementary School
    1909 Merchant Dr
    KnoxvilleTN 37912
    (865)689-1460
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 561 students                      
  • KnoxvilleWest Haven Elementary School
    3620 Sisk Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)594-4467
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 352 students                      
  • KnoxvilleRidgedale Alternative School
    Alternative School
    4600 Ridgedale Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)909-9099
    Alternative School

    2 mi | Gr. 1-12 | 84 students                      
  • KnoxvilleSam E. Hill Family/community Center
    Special Education School
    1725 Delaware Av
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)594-3632
    Special Education School

    2.2 mi | Gr. PK | 171 students                      

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