Northwest serves 676 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Northwest placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 676 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 59%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MA
- Math Proficiency: 17% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 34% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
Northwest ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:
Northwest's student population of 676 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Northwest is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1283 out of 1644 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Northwest's ranking?
Northwest is ranked #1283 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
17% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Northwest?
676 students attend Northwest.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Northwest students are Hispanic, 41% of students are White, 6% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northwest?
Northwest has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Northwest offer ?
Northwest offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Northwest part of?
Northwest is part of Leominster School District.
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