Northwest Junior High School
Northwest Junior High School serves 815 students in grades 7-8.
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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).
- Grades: 7-8
- Students: 815 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 54%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in IA
- Math Proficiency: 71% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 71% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Northwest Junior High School's student population of 815 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Northwest Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest Junior High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#659 out of 1227 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
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