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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northwest Career & Technical Academy High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Las Vegas, NV. It has 1,797 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
8200 W Tropical Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89149
Telephone
(702) 799-4640

Northwest Career & Technical Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1140
275 responses
Average ACT
24
323 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$54,882
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,048
National
$949
Median Home Value
$212,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.81 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.81 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 252 responses
Report
  • Senior sunrise/sunset
    19%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Hallway Decorating
    17%
  • Sadie's
    10%
  • Culinary Fundraisers
    7%
  • Mid year game against Southwest Tech
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,797
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.86 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.86 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.86 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,663
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.125 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.125 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.125 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,964/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.124 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.124 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.124 responses
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My experience at NWCTA is pretty awesome! I am blessed to be at a school that highly values education, and strives for success within all students. I have never had a problem with any teacher. They have been super kind to me, and help when whenever I need it. The staff and administration have been great to their students in making sure that they get the information needed to pursue a career within the program area that a student is currently studying. The only thing that I would like to see change is the end-of-the-year senior project. The project has too many guidelines, and rules in which make the project a lot less entertaining and fulfilling. Overall, NWCTA is the best!
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I really enjoyed my experience at Northwest Career & Technical Academy throughout my high school experience. Throughout my four years at this institution, I made relationships that lift me up and inspire me to do better and focus on my future and education. I was also able to create relationships with my teachers and I had some that truly cared about their students and created such a beautiful academic atmosphere. I had teachers that really taught me not only academic lessons but also life lessons that I am able to apply today as a college freshman. The students at this institution really helped to create a loving and accepting atmosphere that is truly diverse. I can honestly say that I really loved being a student at Northwest Career & Technical Academy which left me with life long relationships and lessons.
Attending Northwest Career and Technical Academy has to be one of the most challenging things ever. Homework and projects are constantly being assigned and every student is competitive. Most people don't enjoy this school, but NWCTA has given me more opportunities and memories that I thought it would. I was involved in Speech and Debate, National Honor Society, HOSA, and National Honor Society of Sports Medicine. Although these extracurriculars seem a lot, they're what keeps me going at this school. To get away from the class quizzes and nagging about helping with someone's homework, I turn to these clubs to relieve my stress and I am never disappointed. When it comes to my classes, I have not had a direct problem with a teacher or the structure of the class in general. Our administration could be better and more student-friendly, however. I enjoy some of my fellow students; there can be a few students that really put themselves out there but every high school has that crowd.