919 University Blvd W
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Northwood High School serves 1,731 students in grades 9-12.
Northwood High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Northwood High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

Northwood High School's student population of 1,731 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,731 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
118 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwood High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwood High School is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#671 out of 1354 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
53%
17%
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Black
25%
34%
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White
13%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Graduation Rate
79%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,731 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 79% (Btm 50% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64 (Top 30%)

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