Northwest Junior High School serves 513 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher 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 (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 513 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 97%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MS
- Math Proficiency: 14% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 18% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education
Northwest Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Northwest Junior High School's student population of 513 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Northwest Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest Junior High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#588 out of 805 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (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?
513 students attend Northwest Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Northwest Junior High School students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northwest Junior High School?
Northwest Junior High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher 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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