Northwood High School

  • Northwood High School serves 1,367 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Northwood High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52%.

Top Placements

Northwood High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Northwood High School's student population of 1,367 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,367 students
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Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwood High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwood High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#1449 out of 2561 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤1%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
17%
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Black
13%
25%
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White
65%
48%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.540.68
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Graduation Rate
88%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChatham County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Northwood High School is Woods Charter (5.2 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Horton Middle School (3.0 miles away)
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