Northwest Middle School

  • Northwest Middle School serves 473 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 5% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Northwest Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas 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 13:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • Northwest Middle School's student population of 473 students has declined by 35% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students473 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwest Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,265 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Northwest Middle School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank#1260 out of 1265 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
44%
20%
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Black
48%
7%
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White
3%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.580.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
10%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKansas City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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