Northwestern Middle School

  • Northwestern Middle School serves 313 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 67% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Northwestern Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Northwestern Middle School's student population of 313 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students313 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwestern Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,814 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwestern Middle School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#1273 out of 2814 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
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11%
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Black
n/a
15%
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White
95%
66%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northwestern Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.100.52
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Northwestern Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northwestern Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorthwestern SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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