Northwest Middle School

  • Northwest Middle School serves 832 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 32% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 26% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Northwest Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Utah for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the Utah state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Utah state average of 25%.

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School Overview

  • Northwest Middle School's student population of 832 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students832 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwest Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 943 schools in Utah (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwest Middle School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (UT)
Overall School Rank#791 out of 943 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
69%
17%
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Black
7%
1%
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White
12%
75%
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Hawaiian
5%
2%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 UT.
Diversity Score0.510.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSalt Lake School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, UT Dept. of Education

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