Northwest Whitfield County High School

1651 Tunnel Hill Varnell Rd
Tunnel Hill, GA 30755
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Northwest Whitfield County High School serves 1,312 students in grades 9-12.
Northwest Whitfield County High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Northwest Whitfield County High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Northwest Whitfield County High School's student population of 1,312 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,312 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

Northwest Whitfield County High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest Whitfield County High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#712 out of 2188 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
29%
15%
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Black
1%
37%
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White
65%
40%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.500.69
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Graduation Rate
95%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWhitfield County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Northwest Whitfield County High School is Coahulla Creek High School (4.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is New Hope Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New Hope Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dalton New Hope Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 609 students
    0.5 miles
    1175 New Hope Rd Nw
    Dalton, GA 30720
    (706) 673-3180
    0.5 K-5 609
  • Dalton New Hope Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 615 students
    0.5 miles
    1111 New Hope Rd Nw
    Dalton, GA 30720
    (706) 673-2295
    0.5 6-8 615
  • Dalton North Whitfield Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 862 students
    3.0 miles
    3264 Cleveland Hwy
    Dalton, GA 30721
    (706) 259-3381
    3 6-8 862
  • Dalton Varnell Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 427 students
    3.2 miles
    3900 Cleveland Rd
    Dalton, GA 30721
    (706) 694-3471
    3.2 K-5 427
  • Tunnel Hill Tunnel Hill Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 299 students
    3.7 miles
    203 E School St
    Tunnel Hill, GA 30755
    (706) 673-4550
    3.7 K-5 299

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