Northwood High School

  • Northwood High School serves 277 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is less than the state average of 49%.
  • Northwood High School operates within the Smyth County School District.
  • Smyth County School District's 78% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 277 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 277 students
Northwood High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Northwood High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Northwood High School Total Teachers (1989-2015)
Students by Grade Northwood High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 16:1
Northwood High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
n/a
6%
Northwood High School Asian Students (1993-2009)
Hispanic
n/a
14%
Northwood High School Black Students (1994-2013)
Black
n/a
23%
Northwood High School Black Students (1993-2013)
White
98%
51%
Northwood High School White Students (1994-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Northwood High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
5%
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.04 0.42
Northwood High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Northwood High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Northwood High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Smyth County School District's student population of 4,553 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 78% has increased from 71% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,256 in this district is less than the state average of $11,091. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,015 is less than the state average of $11,504. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Smyth County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
4
Number of Students Managed 4,553 3,627
Smyth County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 78% 79%
Smyth County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue $50 MM $40 MM
Smyth County School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $49 MM $42 MM
Smyth County School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $10,256 $11,091
Smyth County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $10,015 $11,504
Smyth County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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