Northwood Middle School

2031 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Northwood Middle School serves 435 students in grades 6-8.
Northwood Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 435 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Northwood Middle School's student population of 435 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
435 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwood Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Northwood Middle School is 0.56, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1047 out of 3663 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
52%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
42%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northwood Middle School's ranking?
Northwood Middle School is ranked #1047 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Northwood Middle School often compared to?
Northwood Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Edgewood Middle School, Alan B Shepard Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 37% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Northwood Middle School?
435 students attend Northwood Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of Northwood Middle School students are Hispanic, 42% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northwood Middle School?
Northwood Middle School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Northwood Middle School offer ?
Northwood Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Northwood Middle School part of?
Northwood Middle School is part of North Shore SD 112 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 435 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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