Northwestern High School
Northwestern High School serves 423 students in grades 9-12.
Northwestern High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: 9-12
- Students: 423 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 9%
- Graduation Rate: 85-89% (Btm 50% in WI)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 35-39% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 35-39% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education
Northwestern High School's student population of 423 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Northwestern High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,025 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwestern High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1196 out of 2025 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education
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