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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northwest Area School District is a public school district located in Shickshinny, PA. It has 988 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
About Northwest Area School District...
Address
243 Thorne Hill Rd
Shickshinny, PA 18655
Telephone
(570) 542-4126
Website

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1070
57 responses
Average ACT

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
988
Free or Reduced Lunch
41.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,256
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$18,156,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,495/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%

Northwest Area School District Reviews

3 reviews
Great Teachers! One on One talk with teachers, small classes. Lots of sports offered, also tons of clubs offered. Science and music departments are very amazing, teachers are extremely helpful and care about students careers after high school.
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Northwest Area School District is a rural school encompassing multiple small towns, such as Huntington, Shickshinny and Hunlock Creek. The teachers and students are friendly and welcoming. The school is very safe. It employs a constable and all doors are locked and outside doors are tinted.
Northwest is a very small school that takes a lot of pride in their students. One positive thing about Northwest is its easy to feel like you have a second home. The staff goes above and beyond to connect with their students and make them feel special in their own way. Small schools like Northwest are often overlooked, which is a shame because I could not imagine attending anywhere else. There is not much I would want to change about Northwest, other then maybe investing in an air conditioner and tastier lunches haha.