945 North Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Northwood Junior High School serves 493 students in grades 6-8.
Northwood Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Northwood Junior High School's student population of 493 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
493 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwood Junior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwood Junior High School is 0.59, 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 Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1276 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
48%
26%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
43%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
2%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 493 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59 (Top 30%)

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