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Northwest High School
  • Public
  • GERMANTOWN, MD

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B+
  7. Administration
    grade A
  8. Sports
    grade A+
  9. Food
    grade C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B+

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Northwest High School is a top rated, public school located in GERMANTOWN, MD. It has 2,623 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

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Northwest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1220
781 responses
Average ACT
27
179 responses
AP Enrollment
62%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$94,559
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,747
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$345,400
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 71 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 71 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 256 responses
  • Football games
    22%
  • Pep rally
    14%
  • Homecoming hallways
    12%
  • Musicals
    11%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Powderpuff game
    8%
  • School dances
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,623
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 75 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 75 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 75 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,917
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.3%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 94 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 94 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 94 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,250 / year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 98 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 98 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 98 responses

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