Skip to Main Content
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Northwest High School is a public school located in Grand Island, NE. It has 742 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Northwest High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
920
5 responses
Average ACT
25
149 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
Do You Work at Northwest High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$52,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$737
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    26%
  • Prom
    24%
  • Pink night for breast cancer awareness
    21%
  • Mole day (chemistry)
    16%
  • Biker night
    5%
  • National Science Day
    3%
  • Valentines day activities
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
742
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,136
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,035/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
Schools like Northwest High School

Northwest High School Reviews

118 reviews
All Categories
Northwest has a strong teacher-student-parent connection that starts from 9th grade with the "Freshman Academy" and continues through the high school career. This school has east to talk to teachers, upper classmen, and administrators. We have been very happy with GINW!
Start Your Review of Northwest High School
Rate It!
Northwest High School is a great school for a student who needs to be eased into the whole high school experience. The school is not overpopulated but for students to be more comfortable, an add on would be recommended. At Northwest they have a variety of different clubs students can try, but most of them are not targeted at every student. Recently, eSports was added into the list of clubs at Northwest and that created something many more students could enjoy. Although Northwest lacks in the club area, one thing that they are amazing with is their school culture. The first Friday of every month is called 'Culture Day.' Culture day is a day where teachers are able to wear jeans to school and in their advisements, they go over the culture word of that month.
As a senior now at Northwest looking back has taught me a lot of things. This school has connected me with the best of friends and has given me the best high school experience. Having friends at school made classes more enjoyable especially since the teachers were so involved. You will never go to a Northwest game or activity and not see a handful of faculty members, they not only care about us succeeding in the classroom but they care about our success outside of class. Having all these factors together makes this school so special to myself and my classmates.