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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northwest Community Schools is a public school district located in Jackson, MI. It has 3,558 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.

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Elementary Schools in Northwest Community Schools

Middle Schools in Northwest Community Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1090
227 responses
Average ACT
23
72 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,558
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,670
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,136/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$43,454
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$817
National
$949
Median Home Value
$105,100
National
$184,700

Northwest Community Schools Reviews

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Northwest Community schools is a place of showing others your individuality and kindness. I've gone to this school my whole life and its become like my second family. Every tries to include others, the teachers (even though some may seem mean) they just want you to have the best education inoder to have a bright future, we have the most amazing schoolwide event/assemblies/projects, and our school pride really does show. The counselors will work with you on anything you need; including classes, GPA's, credits, scholarships, college, counseling, etc. We are a community that build each other up and when someone bring another down there's always others who will help you get back on your feet. We may have a few mishaps or fights every now and then but what school doesn't? These situations are dealt with in an adultly manner. I'm glad to of spend 13 years of my of my life being a part of this district!
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I liked the facilities. It’s very clean and smells fresh, because of all the remodeling! The sports aren’t to good here... I played soccer for 4 years on varsity. Our team was never very good! The academics/teachers were very good and put together. I felt like I actually learned something when they taught us!
I have loved my expierence at Northwest High school mostly because of the music program and the teachers. Music has become my life and passion through the help of my band and choir directors. I have completely been shaped as a person by their care and guidance. I have only had one teacher that I didn’t not enjoy and the rest have been amazing. My English teachers in particularly have all been amazing and really helped me to become an independent thinker who can analyze and problem solve. All I hope to change at northwest is the administration. Sometimes they just pick and choose which groups of the school to care about and help. Many kids get looked over and ignored because they aren’t an athlete. Aside from that, the building itself needs more care but our staff does as much as they can with what they’re given.