Northwest High School

  • Northwest High School serves 1,831 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 77% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 63%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • 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 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 28%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Northwest High School's student population of 1,831 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 120 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,831 students
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Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwest High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,073 schools in Missouri (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwest High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank#429 out of 2,073 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
1%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Northwest High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
94%
72%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Northwest High School and the percentage of White public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
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 MO.
Diversity Score0.120.23
This chart display the diversity score of Northwest High School and the public school average diversity score of Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Northwest High School and public school graduation rate of Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Northwest High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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 Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNORTHWEST R-I School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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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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