Northwood High School

8830 Highway 1 North
Lena, LA 71447
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Northwood High School serves 686 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Northwood High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Northwood High School's student population of 686 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students686 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwood High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Northwood High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank#914 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
38%
43%
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White
57%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.540.61
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Graduation Rate60-69%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRapides Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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