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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Northwest Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Grand Island, NE. It has 1,475 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
About Northwest Public Schools...
Address
2710 N North Rd
Grand Island, NE 68803
Telephone
(308) 385-6398
Website

Northwest Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
920
5 responses
Average ACT
24
125 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,475
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,237
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$16,146,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,432/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Northwest Public Schools Reviews

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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.
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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.
I really enjoyed the size of the schools, small enough that you could know everyone, yet big enough to have successful extracurriculars. One complaint I would have is that a lot of time was spent on the "culture days" which could've been useful, but were poorly executed and were basically just a waste of time.