Northwest High School

13501 Richter Farm Rd
Germantown, MD 20874
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
4.00 5 1 (1 review)
Northwest High School serves 2,508 students in grades 9-12.
Northwest High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Northwest High School's student population of 2,508 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 141 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,508 students
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Total Classroom Teachers141 teachers
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School Comparison

Northwest High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest High School is 0.78, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#285 out of 1359 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
83%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
44%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
20%
7%
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Hispanic
21%
17%
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Black
26%
34%
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White
28%
37%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.780.72
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Graduation Rate
95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Northwest High School is Longview School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Great Seneca Creek Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Germantown Great Seneca Creek Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 628 students
    0.6 miles
    13010 Dairymaid Dr
    Germantown, MD 20874
    (301) 353-8500
    0.6 K-5 628
  • Germantown Longview School Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 53 students
    0.8 miles
    13900 Bromfield Rd
    Germantown, MD 20874
    (301) 601-4830
    0.8 K-12 53
  • Germantown Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 771 students
    0.8 miles
    13902 Bromfield Rd
    Germantown, MD 20874
    (301) 601-4350
    0.8 PK-5 771
  • Germantown Clopper Mill Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 541 students
    0.9 miles
    18501 Cinnamon Dr
    Germantown, MD 20874
    (240) 740-2180
    0.9 PK-5 541
  • Germantown Kingsview Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,029 student
    1.2 miles
    18909 Kingsview Rd
    Germantown, MD 20874
    (301) 601-4611
    1.2 6-8 1,029

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