Northwestern High School

7000 Adelphi Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20782
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4.00 5 1 (1 review)
Northwestern High School serves 2,454 students in grades 9-12.
Northwestern High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Northwestern High School's student population of 2,454 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 145 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,454 students
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Total Classroom Teachers145 teachers
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School Comparison

Northwestern High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Northwestern High School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#791 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
47%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
23%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
68%
17%
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Black
27%
34%
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White
2%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.470.72
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Graduation Rate
67%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince George's County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Northwestern High School is Northwestern Evening/saturday High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is College Park Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hyattsville Northwestern Evening/saturday High School Alternative School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 128 students
    0.0 miles
    7000 Adelphi Road
    Hyattsville, MD 20782
    (301) 985-1460
    0 9-12 128
  • Riverdale College Park Academy Charter School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-11 | 612 students
    0.5 miles
    5751 Rivertech Ct
    Riverdale, MD 20737
    (240) 696-3206
    0.5 6-11 612
  • Hyattsville University Park Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 574 students
    0.5 miles
    4315 Underwood St
    Hyattsville, MD 20782
    (301) 985-1898
    0.5 PK-6 574
  • Hyattsville Edward M. Felegy Elementary School Math: 10% | Reading: 13%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 820 students
    0.8 miles
    6110 Editors Park Dr
    Hyattsville, MD 20782
    (301) 386-1610
    0.8 PK-5 820
  • Hyattsville Lewisdale Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 688 students
    0.9 miles
    2400 Banning Pl
    Hyattsville, MD 20783
    (301) 445-8433
    0.9 PK-5 688

School Reviews

4  
My child has just completed his 9th grade year at this school and I must say I am pleased with how the school year went. He finished with a 3.8 GPA. Some of the teachers here seem to be very involved and not much trouble on their part when you try to reach out to them, although i struggled to talk to them in the beginning. The programs here are what drew me to this school and I was not let down. My child got the opportunity to participate in two programs here which he benefited from in his academics. I would say, so far this is a good school for your child.
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