1220 N Tyler Rd
Wichita, KS 67212
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Northwest High School serves 1,320 students in grades 9-12.
Northwest High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,320 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50% in KS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Northwest High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

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School Overview

Northwest High School's student population of 1,320 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,320 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
86 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwest High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest High School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#948 out of 1264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
24%
20%
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Black
13%
7%
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White
49%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Graduation Rate
90%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northwest High School's ranking?

Northwest High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for: Most diverse schools (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).

What is the graduation rate of Northwest High School?

The graduation rate of Northwest High School is 90%, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 87%.

How many students attend Northwest High School?

1,320 students attend Northwest High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

49% of Northwest High School students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Black, 11% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Northwest High School?

Northwest High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Northwest High School offer ?

Northwest High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is Northwest High School part of?

Northwest High School is part of Wichita School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,320 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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