Northwestern High School

2503 West Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29732
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 1,739 students in grades 9-12, Northwestern High School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 52%).
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).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,739 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : 85% (Top 50% in SC)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 47% (Top 50%)
  • : 81% (Top 20%)
  • : 56% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Northwestern High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Northwestern High School's student population of 1,739 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 106 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,739 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
106 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwestern High School ranks within the top 30% of all 1,154 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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.
This School
State Level (SC)
#268 out of 1154 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Northwestern High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
47%
41%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Northwestern High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
81%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northwestern High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
56%
50%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Northwestern High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
12%
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Black
41%
32%
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White
41%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in South Carolina.
0.65
This chart displays the diversity score of Northwestern High School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85%
84%
This chart displays graduation rate of Northwestern High School and public school graduation rate of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
60%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Northwestern High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
This chart displays 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 South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 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 #268 out of 1,154 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Northwestern High School often compared to?
Northwestern High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Rock Hill High School, South Pointe High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
47% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% SC state average), while 81% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% SC state average).
What is the graduation rate of Northwestern High School?
The graduation rate of Northwestern High School is 85%, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 84%.
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,739 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : 85% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 47% (Top 50%)
  • : 81% (Top 20%)
  • : 56% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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