Northwestern High School

Northwestern High School serves 578 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Northwestern High School operates within the Baltimore City School District.
Baltimore City School District's 61% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 578 students has declined by 16% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 578 students
Northwestern High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Northwestern High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Northwestern High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Northwestern High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Northwestern High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
6%
Northwestern High School Asian Students (2002-2014)
Hispanic
6%
14%
Northwestern High School Black Students (2000-2014)
Black
91%
35%
Northwestern High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
2%
41%
Northwestern High School White Students (1990-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.39
Northwestern High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
71%
38%
Northwestern High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
6%
Northwestern High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Baltimore City School District's student population of 84,730 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 61% has increased from 56% over five years.
The revenue/student of $16,263 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $16,470 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Baltimore City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
195
26
Number of Students Managed 84,730 15,824
Baltimore City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 61% 87%
Baltimore City School District Graduation Rate (1999-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,348 MM $243 MM
Baltimore City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,365 MM $239 MM
Baltimore City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,263 $14,280
Baltimore City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $16,470 $14,036
Baltimore City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Pikesville High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pikesville Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fallstaff Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • BaltimoreFallstaff Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 393 students
    0.2 miles
    3801 Fallstaff Rd
    BaltimoreMD 21215
    (410)396-0682
    0.2PK-8393
  • BaltimoreMilbrook Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 383 students
    0.6 miles
    4300 Crest Heights Rd
    BaltimoreMD 21215
    (410)887-1225
    0.61-5383
  • PikesvillePikesville Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 952 students
    0.8 miles
    7701 Seven Mile Ln
    PikesvilleMD 21208
    (410)887-1207
    0.86-8952
  • BaltimoreCross Country Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 755 students
    0.9 miles
    6100 Cross Country Blvd
    BaltimoreMD 21215
    (410)396-0602
    0.9PK-8755
  • PikesvillePikesville High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 880 students
    0.9 miles
    7621 Labyrinth Rd
    PikesvilleMD 21208
    (410)887-1217
    0.99-12880

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