Northwest Junior High School

4400 32nd Street
Meridian, MS 39307
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 440 students in grades 6-8, Northwest Junior High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 440 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50% in MS
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Northwest Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Northwest Junior High School's student population of 440 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
440 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwest Junior High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Northwest Junior High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MS)
#588 out of 805 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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14%
37%
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18%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
4%
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Black
93%
47%
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White
3%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.13
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northwest Junior High School's ranking?
Northwest Junior High School is ranked #588 out of 805 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
What schools are Northwest Junior High School often compared to?
Northwest Junior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Magnolia Middle School, George Washington Carver Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 18% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).
How many students attend Northwest Junior High School?
440 students attend Northwest Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Northwest Junior High School students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northwest Junior High School?
Northwest Junior High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.
What grades does Northwest Junior High School offer ?
Northwest Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Northwest Junior High School part of?
Northwest Junior High School is part of Meridian Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 440 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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