Northwestern Elementary School

  • Northwestern Elementary School serves 689 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Northwestern Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.

School Overview

  • Northwestern Elementary School's student population of 689 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students689 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Northwestern Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwestern Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwestern Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank#565 out of 1762 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northwestern Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
12%
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Black
1%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Northwestern Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
90%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Northwestern Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Diversity Score0.190.51
This chart display the diversity score of Northwestern Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Northwestern Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northwestern Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorthwestern School Corp School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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What an awesome place! Northwestern Elementary is all about high achievement and kids enjoying learning! Teachers, parents, administration, and students all work together to do the best they can. Test scores show what great things can be accomplished when kids and teachers want to come to school!
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