Northwest High School

Northwest High School serves 742 students in grades 9-12.
Northwest High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 34% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Northwest High School's student population of 742 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students742 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

Northwest High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 913 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest High School is 0.28, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#510 out of 913 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
19%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
84%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.280.52
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorthwest School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Northwest High School is Grand Island Senior High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Westridge Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Engleman Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Island Early Learning Center
    Grades: PK | 322 students
    0.9 miles
    4360 W Capital Ave
    Grand Island, NE 68803
    (308) 385-5655
    0.9 PK 322
  • Grand Island Engleman Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 530 students
    1.0 miles
    1812 Mansfield Rd
    Grand Island, NE 68803
    (308) 385-5902
    1 PK-5 530
  • Grand Island Westridge Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 681 students
    1.3 miles
    4111 W 13th St
    Grand Island, NE 68803
    (308) 385-5886
    1.3 6-8 681
  • Grand Island West Lawn Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 272 students
    1.4 miles
    3022 College St
    Grand Island, NE 68803
    (308) 385-5930
    1.4 PK-5 272
  • Grand Island Grand Island Senior High School Math: 35% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,558 students
    1.8 miles
    2124 N Lafayette Ave
    Grand Island, NE 68803
    (308) 385-5950
    1.8 9-12 2,558

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