1220 N Tyler Rd
Wichita, KS 67212
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Northwest High School serves 1,311 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Northwest High School's student population of 1,311 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,311 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
91 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwest High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#948 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
21%
20%
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Black
12%
7%
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White
53%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Graduation Rate
85%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,311 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in KS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66 (Top 20%)

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