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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Northwest High School is a public school located in Cincinnati, OH. It has 921 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Northwest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1150
13 responses
Average ACT
23
173 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$63,119
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$986
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
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.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • MORP
    17%
  • Go Bananas
    16%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Spring Spirit Week
    16%
  • Knightfest
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
921
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,379
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.3%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,346/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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The people that make up Northwest are a family. This includes the staff, and the students. No matter what happens, at the end of the day, everyone in that school is always there for each other. Whether it's helping someone carry their lunch because they're on crunches, or whether it's consoling someone after a horrible tragedy happens, the people in Northwest always provide a helping hand to others. Northwest is also very diverse. We have clubs that are geared specifically towards learning about the cultures and customs of others. I have never seen or heard of a high school that is as close knit as Northwest!
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The teachers are extremely supportive, they care about you as a person on a personal level and are willing to spend their own money out of pocket for the programs if that isn’t dedication I don’t know what is. The only difference I’d like to see in the school is a side walk placed on the right exit all the way down the street on both sides of the roads past the convenient stores for the children who attend we’ve had mishaps but we truly have a bunch of kids who walk home and they need to be protect by a sidewalk the board needs to protect the kids on foot.
At Northwest High School, the administration likes for all us to be equal. We have clubs for just about everything a lgbt club, diversity club, key club, and more. If there was one thing i would change about that school, it would be to make all cultures feel welcome. A club can only do so much, I believe that we should dedicate at least a week to every culture that goes to our school.