Northwest Junior High School

  • Northwest Junior High School serves 461 students in grades 6-8.
  • 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.
  • 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 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%.

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 stayed relatively flat 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • 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 School 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
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
92%
48%
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White
6%
44%
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Diversity Score0.150.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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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

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