3746 Hwy. 104
Opelousas, LA 70570
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Northwest High School serves 610 students in grades 9-12.
Northwest High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is approximately equal to the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

School Overview

Northwest High School's student population of 610 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 433% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
610 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwest High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest High School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#518 out of 1267 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
73%
43%
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White
25%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 610 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Btm 50% in LA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.41 (Btm 50%)

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