1000 N Front St
Reading, PA 19601
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Northwest MiddleSchool serves 917 students in grades 5-8.
Northwest MiddleSchool placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Northwest MiddleSchool's student population of 917 students has grown by 34% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 37% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
917 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwest MiddleSchool is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest MiddleSchool is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2708 out of 2797 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
84%
13%
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Black
8%
15%
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White
6%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 917 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.29

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