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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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Northwest Allen County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Fort Wayne, IN. It has 7,226 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
13119 Coldwater Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Telephone
(260) 637-3155

Northwest Allen County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1180
354 responses
Average ACT
27
112 responses
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,226
Free or Reduced Lunch
15.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$55,493,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,764/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Northwest Allen County Schools Reviews

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Overall, I have had a relatively positive experience in the NACS school district. The majority of the classes I've taken have been honors classes, and they have offered an academic challenge that will most likely be beneficial to rigor I may have to face in college. In my personal experience with NACS, one of its best characteristics has been the arts programs. I am a photography student, and I have had an exceptional experience in the program, which I believe is almost entirely in result of my amazing teacher. All the fine arts teachers are well-trained, experienced, and willing to be there for their students. I am also a band student. I am very grateful for the opportunities that are available through the NACS band program. The jazz program, especially is flourishing, both in schools, and in the surrounding community in general. One thing NACS may need to work on would be continuation of seeking to decrease drug/alcohol use. It would be very beneficial to the student body.
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Carroll High School is a very prestigious school that challenges its students in every aspect; academics, sports, arts, clubs, and extracurricular activities. Examples of the unique challenges offered at Carroll is their Organic and Biochemistry class, or their debate teams.
Its esteemed stature can only be provided through the staff. Being a former student myself I can say that from art classes to history, the faculty and staff approach teaching from various perspectives to encourage, motivate, and open the eyes of students to the world.
NACS was a great school system. I feel lucky to have attended such a great school. The teachers were dedicated to student success and were very personable, and the facilities are in great shape. There is a wide variety of extracurricular activities for students to participate in, and even the cafeteria food was good. My teachers really pushed me to do my best in my classes. I entered college with a great set of skills for success, and I know that Northwest Allen helped me develop and recognize my skills.