13501 Richter Farm Rd
Germantown, MD 20874
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Northwest High School serves 2,598 students in grades 9-12.
Northwest High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,598 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 30% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Northwest High School's student population of 2,598 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 151 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,598 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
151 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwest High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest High School is 0.78, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#207 out of 1354 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
21%
7%
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Hispanic
23%
20%
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Black
26%
34%
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White
25%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.78
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Graduation Rate
94%
86%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Reviews

4   8/3/2020
Northwest High School upholds a high level and quality education for a very diverse community.
- Posted by Parent - Mina

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,598 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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