Northern Wells Community Schools School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 2,476 students in Northern Wells Community Schools School District. Northern Wells Community Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Indiana.
The top ranked public schools in Northern Wells Community Schools School District are Lancaster Central School, Norwell Middle School and Ossian Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in Northern Wells Community Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the Indiana public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 71% (versus the 62% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Indiana.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Indiana public school average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

School District NameNorthern Wells Community Schools School District
School District Websitehttp://www.nwcs.k12.in.us
School District Phone Number(260) 622-4125
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (IN)
# of Schools4 Schools1,924 Schools
# of Students2,476 Students1,052,826 Students
# of Teachers140 Teachers60,859 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1

District Comparison

Northern Wells Community Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 373 school districts in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 91% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#103 out of 373 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Northern Wells Community Schools  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Northern Wells Community Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
62%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northern Wells Community Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥95%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Northern Wells Community Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.170.51
# of American Indian Students8 Students2,103 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students29 Students25,462 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# of Hispanic Students93 Students125,582 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
12%
# of Black Students25 Students132,751 Students
% Black Students
1%
13%
# of White Students2,254 Students714,936 Students
% White Students
91%
68%
# of Hawaiian Students2 Students802 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students65 Students51,238 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:2518,972
# of Students in Kindergarten:16377,895
# of Students in 1st Grade:17876,250
# of Students in 2nd Grade:19076,421
# of Students in 3rd Grade:18378,682
# of Students in 4th Grade:18480,063
# of Students in 5th Grade:15679,953
# of Students in 6th Grade:20179,149
# of Students in 7th Grade:20678,435
# of Students in 8th Grade:18879,979
# of Students in 9th Grade:21780,524
# of Students in 10th Grade:20380,772
# of Students in 11th Grade:20583,667
# of Students in 12th Grade:17780,340
# of Ungraded Students: - 1,724

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $10,708 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,838. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,688 is less than the state median of $10,933. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (IN)
Total Revenue$27 MM$16 MM
This chart display total revenue of Northern Wells Community Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$24 MM$15 MM
This chart display total spending of Northern Wells Community Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,708$11,838
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Northern Wells Community Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,688$10,933
This chart display average spending per public school student in Northern Wells Community Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Northern Wells Community Schools School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Lancaster Central School Math: 76% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3240 E 300 N
    Bluffton, IN 46714
    (260) 565-3135

    Grades: PK-5 | 527 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Norwell Middle School Math: 59% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1100 E Us 224
    Ossian, IN 46777
    (260) 543-2218

    Grades: 6-8 | 595 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Ossian Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    213 S Jefferson
    Ossian, IN 46777
    (260) 622-4179

    Grades: K-5 | 552 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Norwell High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1100 E Us 224
    Ossian, IN 46777
    (260) 543-2213

    Grades: 9-12 | 802 students
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