Northwestern Local School District

7571 N Elyria Rd
West Salem, OH 44287-9707
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Northwestern Local School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Ohio for:

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 1,282 students in Northwestern Local School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Ohio.
Public Schools in Northwestern Local School District have an average math proficiency score of 60% (versus the Ohio public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 70% (versus the 57% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Ohio public school average of 33% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (OH)
# Schools
3 Schools
3,656 Schools
# Students
1,282 Students
1,685,666 Students
# Teachers
76 Teachers
94,158 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Northwestern Local School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 896 school districts in Ohio (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (OH)
#207 out of 897 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Northwestern Local  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
60%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Northwestern Local  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
70%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northwestern Local  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
90-94%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Northwestern Local  School District and public school graduation rate of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.09
0.51
# American Indian Students
n/a
2,152 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1 Student
45,468 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
24 Students
116,895 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
7%
# Black Students
2 Students
282,159 Students
% Black Students
n/a
17%
# White Students
1,220 Students
1,138,230 Students
% White Students
95%
67%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,609 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
35 Students
100,622 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
34
39,646
# Students in K Grade:
105
124,651
# Students in 1st Grade:
98
117,260
# Students in 2nd Grade:
108
121,156
# Students in 3rd Grade:
90
121,665
# Students in 4th Grade:
105
120,737
# Students in 5th Grade:
95
122,545
# Students in 6th Grade:
95
124,073
# Students in 7th Grade:
99
128,710
# Students in 8th Grade:
108
130,660
# Students in 9th Grade:
97
142,460
# Students in 10th Grade:
79
131,459
# Students in 11th Grade:
84
129,779
# Students in 12th Grade:
85
130,865
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,649 in this school district is less than the state median of $17,132. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,885 is less than the state median of $17,081. The school district spending/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
This School District
This State (OH)
Total Revenue
$19 MM
$28,879 MM
This chart display total revenue of Northwestern Local  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$14 MM
$28,792 MM
This chart display total spending of Northwestern Local  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,649
$17,132
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Northwestern Local  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,885
$17,081
This chart display average spending per public school student in Northwestern Local  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Northwestern Local School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Northwestern Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7334 N Elyria Rd
West Salem, OH 44287
(419) 846-3519
Grades: PK-5
| 635 students
Rank: #22.
Northwestern High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7473 N Elyria Rd
West Salem, OH 44287
(419) 846-3833
Grades: 9-12
| 345 students
Rank: #33.
Northwestern Middle School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7569 N Elyria Rd
West Salem, OH 44287
(419) 846-3974
Grades: 6-8
| 302 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Northwestern Local School District?
Northwestern Local School District manages 3 public schools serving 1,282 students.
What is the rank of Northwestern Local School District?
Northwestern Local School District is ranked #203 out of 896 school districts in Ohio (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Ohio school districts for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
What is the racial composition of students in Northwestern Local School District?
95% of Northwestern Local School District students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Northwestern Local School District?
Northwestern Local School District has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1, which is lower than the Ohio state average of 18:1.
What is Northwestern Local School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $10,885 is less than the state median of $17,081. The school district spending/student has declined by 13% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 3 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,282 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • : 90-94% (Top 50% in OH)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OH Dept. of Education

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