Northwest Elementary School

  • Northwest Elementary School serves 588 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Northwest Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Northwest Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • Northwest Elementary School's student population of 588 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students588 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwest Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Northwest Elementary School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank#95 out of 825 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
31%
48%
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White
59%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northwest Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.560.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northwest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRankin County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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