6005 Cedar Hill Rd
Cedar Hill, MO 63016
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Northwest High School serves 1,792 students in grades 9-12.
Northwest High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

School Overview

Northwest High School's student population of 1,792 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 115 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,792 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
115 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Northwest High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#593 out of 2091 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
1%
16%
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White
94%
71%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Graduation Rate
92%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
we had a wonderful time at the Senior Prom again this year..enjoyed the dancing musical that the students did for us,,many could not hear the music or singing, but what we could see was good..thank you so very much,,I would like to come and pick up our picture, we had to leave before they were put out on the table..please advise how we might receive it..thank you for all the deserts,,yum yum..
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,792 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.12 (Btm 50%)

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