Northwest Middle School

Northwest Middle School serves 727 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% 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 727 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 727 students
Northwest Middle School Total Students (1988-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Students by Grade Northwest Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
10%
7%
Black
32%
24%
White
53%
66%
All Ethnic Groups Northwest Middle School Sch Ethnicity Northwest Middle 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.
0.61 0.25
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.
68%
48%
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.
8%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 60,207 students has grown by 8% over five years.
School District Name Knox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
88
8
Number of Students Managed 60,207 3,353
Knox County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $465 MM $28 MM
Knox County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $478 MM $28 MM
Knox County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,376 $8,477
Knox County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,600 $8,379
Knox County School 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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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • KnoxvillePleasant Ridge Elementary School
    3013 Walnoaks
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)594-1354
    0.5 mi | 398 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • KnoxvilleNorwood Elementary School
    1909 Merchant Dr
    KnoxvilleTN 37912
    (865)689-1460
    0.8 mi | 575 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • KnoxvilleWest Haven Elementary School
    3620 Sisk
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)594-4467
    0.9 mi | 314 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • KnoxvilleRidgedale Alternative School
    Alternative School
    4600 Ridgedale
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)909-9099
    Alternative School

    2 mi | 109 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • KnoxvilleSam E. Hill Family/community Center
    Special Education School
    1725 Delaware
    KnoxvilleTN 37921
    (865)594-3632
    Special Education School

    2.2 mi | 205 students | Gr. PK                      

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Did You Know?
Knoxville, TN 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 0.10, which is lower than the Tennessee average of 0.26. The most diverse school in Knoxville is Pond Gap Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Tennessee or national school diversity statistics.