Northwest Middle School

  • Northwest Middle School serves 388 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Northwest Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.

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School Overview

  • Northwest Middle School's student population of 388 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students388 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Northwest Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwest Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Middle School is 0.04, 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#204 out of 825 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northwest Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
Black
98%
48%
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White
n/a
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Northwest Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northwest Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.040.58
This chart display the diversity score of Northwest Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northwest Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJackson Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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