Northwestern High School serves 1,739 students in grades 9-12.
Northwestern High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,739 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 59%
- Graduation Rate: 84% (Btm 50% in SC)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30%
- Math Proficiency: 35% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 84% (Top 10%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education
Northwestern High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Northwestern High School's student population of 1,739 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 106 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Northwestern High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Northwestern High School is 0.65, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#326 out of 1095 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Northwestern High School's ranking?
Northwestern High School is ranked #326 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in South Carolina.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
What is the graduation rate of Northwestern High School?
The graduation rate of Northwestern High School is 84%, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 85%.
How many students attend Northwestern High School?
1,739 students attend Northwestern High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Northwestern High School students are Black, 41% of students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northwestern High School?
Northwestern High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Northwestern High School offer ?
Northwestern High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Northwestern High School part of?
Northwestern High School is part of York 03 School District.
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