Northwest Community High School

  • Northwest Community High School serves 744 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 55%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Northwest Community High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 31%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Northwest Community High School's student population of 744 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students744 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwest Community High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,767 schools in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwest Community High School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank#1760 out of 1,767 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
55%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
64%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
30%
11%
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Black
59%
12%
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White
7%
69%
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.560.28
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Graduation Rate55-59%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndianapolis School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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