Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Northwest Public Schools is a public school district located in Grand Island, NE. It has 1,546 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Northwest Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

High Schools in Northwest Public Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
920
5 responses
Average ACT
24
155 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,546
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.5%
Do You Work at Northwest Public Schools? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,136
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,035/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$52,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$737
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,500
National
$184,700

Northwest Public Schools Reviews

6 reviews
All Categories
The Northwest Public School system was a great place to be educated. I have been in this system since kindergarten and I have only experienced passionate and understanding teachers. I have definitely built relationships with my teachers and coaches that I will remember for the rest of my life. The one thing I would like to see upgraded is the security at the high school. I believe student safety should be the administration's main concern but it doesn't seem to be that way. The doors are unlocked and it seems that almost anyone can enter the building, we have never had a scary experience but I feel better precautionary measures should be taken. Overall Northwest is a great school to send your child to, education is taken very seriously and teachers will help to push you in the right directions.
Start Your Review of Northwest Public Schools
Rate It!
Northwest High school did not benefit me socially or in school at all. I was unable to take many classes for college credit and the academics were underwhelming. Our show choir director was caught smuggling money from our accounts and he has still not been prosecuted due to a car accident that happened in the beginning of October 2018. Apparently he has been in a health state for the past 7 months that he hasn't been able to be questioned. It wasn't until April 2019 that he "resigned" due to health reasons.
I love NW so far! I have very good grades now because my teachers are helping me get them and offering to help me. Also having the administrators also keep on top of your grades. Everyone is so friendly here and freshmen are all friends with the upper class men and video versa. This school also help a you prepare for what you want to maybe do in college so you can take classes to help you get ready for college and what path you want to take.