Northwest Junior High School

  • Northwest Junior High School serves 730 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Northwest Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Northwest Junior High School's student population of 730 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students730 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwest Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwest Junior High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank#899 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
12%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
11%
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Black
25%
6%
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White
49%
77%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.670.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIowa City Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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