Northwest Junior High School

4400 32nd Street
Meridian, MS 39307
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Northwest Junior High School serves 461 students in grades 6-8.
Northwest Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Northwest Junior High School's student population of 461 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students461 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

Northwest Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest Junior High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#702 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
92%
48%
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White
6%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.150.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMeridian School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Northwest Junior High School is Meridian High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is George Washington Carver Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Hills Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Meridian West Hills Elementary School Math: 22% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 523 students
    0.1 miles
    4100 32nd Street
    Meridian, MS 39307
    (601) 484-4474
    0.1 PK-5 523
  • Meridian Marion Park Complex Alternative School

    1.0 miles
    2815 25th St.
    Meridian, MS 39302
    (601) 484-5166
    1 n/a n/a
  • Meridian Meridian High School Math: 10% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,435 student
    1.2 miles
    2320 32nd Street
    Meridian, MS 39305
    (601) 485-3848
    1.2 9-12 1,435
  • Meridian Poplar Springs Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 473 students
    1.2 miles
    4101 27th Avenue
    Meridian, MS 39305
    (601) 484-4455
    1.2 PK-5 473
  • Meridian Ross Collins Vocational Center Vocational School

    1.2 miles
    2640 24th Ave
    Meridian, MS 39302
    (601) 483-3331
    1.2 n/a n/a

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