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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northwest Early College High School (NECHS) is a highly rated, public school located in El Paso, TX. It has 371 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Northwest Early College High School (NECHS) Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
25 responses
Average ACT
24
102 responses
AP Enrollment
76%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$45,656
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,900
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Bonfire
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Extracurricular activities, friday lunch fun
    12%
  • All of above
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
371
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,879
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 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
$11,233/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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One thing that stood out while I attend Northwest Early College High School is the community of teachers, staff, and students. I noticed early on that the small campus would have an important role in my academic and social interactions. Although there aren't many students, the amount of friends and memories I have made these last few years feel like I have made a trillion. Not only is everyone friendly and kind, but everyone always looks out for each other and wants the best for one another. My experience with teachers and their teaching methods is truly remarkable to me because I can always count on a one-on-one and get clarification on a lesson or lecture. Not only this, but teachers at Northwest Early College High School truly exceed the norms of regular high schools.
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My high school experience has been so different compared to all the regular high schools i've ever heard of. The fact that we go to not only our high school classes, but the community college as well, gives the students a real perspective on the way they have to dedicate themselves if they really want to excel beyond high school. Because of the opportunities given to us and the focus on college, this school really creates goal/career-oriented kids. Being surrounded by people like that everyday, peers have the same drive and desire for the future as you do, is the most beneficial atmosphere that I have ever witnessed for a teenager. It really inspires me to work harder and keep going- even on my worst days. My overall experience at this high school is one I will always be grateful for, and i'm sure that is not the average answer you'll get from an adult when you ask about their high school experience. The early college life is one that I believe should be the standard.
I got into this school on my Junior year and it was a good experience. Like any other school it did have some flaws, they don't have an official sports teams, and their clubs are ok they have many but some require some work. Academically, making sure their students get their Associates before high school ends (or even earlier), and getting their students ready for college they're amazing at that. Also, the teachers are great for the students. They always motivated us to do our best.