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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Northwest Local School District (Canal Fulton) is a highly rated, public school district located in Canal Fulton, OH. It has 1,785 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Northwest Local School District (Canal Fulton) Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1230
8 responses
Average ACT
25
104 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,785
Free or Reduced Lunch
34.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,968
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,531/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$49,543
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,200
National
$184,700

Northwest Local School District (Canal Fulton) Reviews

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I graduated from Northwest High School in 2008. Since then there have been a lot of changes, so I am writing my review from my experience at that time. For the most part I enjoyed my teachers, friends and the academic standards set in place by the school district. However, I do feel that the English department and math department presented weak areas at that time. The science and history departments were both very good and both held a high academic standard. Since I have graduated I have kept in the loop with how the school has regressed over the years. Vocational programs such as home maintenance and wood shop are obsolete. The music programs have also dropped their standards since the band director and choir director both retired. This provides little opportunity or incentives to enroll your kids in this school system. It is sad because I truly would like the school system improve and provide vocational training classes once again.
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Northwest has many rules that make no sense and the rules that do actually make sense are not followed or enforced. Cell phones are not supposed to be used and yet they always are and the dress code is usually only enforced on the girls. Teachers don't want to work and that teaches the students that they shouldn't have to do work, either. Parents are involved in a positive way. There is a lot of emphasis on football and not any of the other sports and though there are good facilities, they are only updated if it benefits the football team. Safety at each of the schools has improved, but is still not enforced very well.
I am currently attending Northwest Local High School, and there are many things I do like about my school. The teachers are, for the most part, very nice and helpful. They make sure that their students are prepared for the testing at the end of the year and the next course in that subject. The buildings are very well-kept and clean. And, there are so many opportunities to get involved in groups, clubs, sports, choir, band, and whatever else you are interested in. But, there is one thing that I would like to see changed. A lot of stress is put on the younger students regarding the standardized testing. I understand that testing matters for graduation once you are taking high school classes, but I do not think that kids as young as seven or eight years old should have so much pressure on them to do well on the standardized tests. Overall, I am quite happy with many aspects of Northwest Local School District.