Northwest High School

  • Northwest High School serves 2,255 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 86% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 84% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Northwest High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 61%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Northwest High School's student population of 2,255 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 124 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,255 students
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Total Classroom Teachers124 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwest High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwest High School is 0.77, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank#90 out of 1,367 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Northwest High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
18%
6%
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Hispanic
19%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Northwest High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
29%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Northwest High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
29%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Northwest High School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northwest High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.770.71
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Graduation Rate
95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northwest High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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