Northwestern High School (Closed 2018)

6900 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Northwestern High School served 508 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 30-34% (which was lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 10-14% (which was lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Northwestern High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 was higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 97% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students508 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Northwestern High School
Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#1024 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)30-34%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)10-14%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
10%
17%
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Black
87%
34%
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White
3%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score0.230.72
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Graduation Rate (16-17)50-54%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch (15-16)
79%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northwestern High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBaltimore City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Northwestern High School is Fallstaff Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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