2503 West Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29732
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Northwestern High School serves 1,861 students in grades 9-12.
Northwestern High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Northwestern High School's student population of 1,861 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 105 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,861 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
105 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwestern High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwestern High School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#181 out of 1149 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
39%
34%
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White
47%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Graduation Rate
84%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,861 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 20%)

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