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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northwest High School is an above average, public school located in Cedar Hill, MO. It has 1,831 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
6005 Cedar Hill Rd
Cedar Hill, MO 63016
Telephone
(636) 274-0555
Website

Northwest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1080
9 responses
Average ACT
24
160 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$68,556
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$805
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,500
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
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 25 responses
Report
  • Dances
    28%
  • Football Games
    24%
  • Pep Assemblies
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Everything
    4%
  • School Play
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,831
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,304
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,019/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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I find Northwest to be a very pleasant place! All the staff and classes are wonderful, and you'll usually find at least one teacher you really click with here! We have some incredible art, music, and sports programs at the high school, and we have diligent counselors and principles willing to help you with whatever you need! After 2017, we have really been stepping up on it's safety procedures. We have gates to the parking lots, and all the doors are locked automatically. We have regular drills, and review safety procedures often. The student body however, is less than average. You're gonna need some thick skin if you wanna keep your cool here, especially at the high school. People aren't afraid to state their opinions on issues loud and clear. There isn't really that big of a bullying problem, so if you learn to keep your mouth shut when you need to and also know when to take a joke, I'm sure you'll be fine!
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I loved the improvement. I really enjoyed knowing I had people to help my knowledge grow! Starting from a private school; moving to public was big change within life. Thankfully I had the resources to improve in the world. I am excited to see the things I improve within my experience of career.
Some teachers do not teach and some students get away with what ever with certain teachers. Some teachers say a few words and expect you to understand and than throw homework at you. Other teachers actually do the job and teach kids because that's what they went to collage for and that's why they worked though high school and those teachers should get recognized. School now a days needs to be revolved around making friends and wanting to get up and go not because you are forced to by the government but because you are excited about going because you know when you go the next day it will be fun. The attendance policy is absolutely ridiculous I not only say this because I'm still currently in high school but because if it wasnt so strict kids and teachers would want to go and not worry about getting a detention or worrying about getting fired.