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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
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Northwest High School is a public school located in Jackson, MI. It has 906 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% 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
26%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1090
224 responses
Average ACT
23
68 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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
$43,454
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$817
National
$949
Median Home Value
$105,100
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Homecoming
    28%
  • Marching Band
    20%
  • Spirit week
    20%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Schools Rule that is brodcasted by New 6
    10%
  • Soccer Camp, Band Camp, Jazz Band, and NHS
    5%
  • Vocal Dimension retreat
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
906
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,902
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,138/ 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
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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My experience with Northwest high school was a decent one in the education department. I believe that they have a good idea of what they want to strive for in the development of students education and career choice. My reasoning for marking at an average experience is due to the athletics here, they are not up to par with a school of this size. The coaching staff in my time being involved with the school seems as if though they are not in the betterment of the school but more for people whom they want to succeed personally. My athletic career was greatly affected by how the coaches here held personal grudges against the athletes and refused to play athletes because they never gave them a chance to develop and grow from their mistakes as humans do. In conclusion the school is a wonderful place to go for an education and staff who seem like they care about their students well being and their success in the school.
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I have never been to another school so I can't speak for other schools but Northwest is a great school. I love the teachers and the experience the school gives to students. However, as a Career Center student, I am not as informed as I would like to be. As a senior in high school, I now have due dates of when things should get done for college like FASFA, college applications, and etc. I honestly have no idea as of what to do for college and the schools plans for the College and Career Access Center lady to come during focus time when I have to eat lunch and leave for Career Center. I just feel excluded from a lot of things that go on in the school. I am not the only one who complains about this. I have to work after school and a lot of the time I cannot work on my college stuff after school. I feel like the school just has poor planning; especially for the Career Center students.
Northwest truly cares about their students and goes out of their way to show this. They are inclusive to all types of students and make sure there are groups and activities for all. The music programs are also fantastic and consistently receive superior awards. I have gone to Northwest my entire life and year after year have never felt unsafe or uncomfortable at my school. The teachers and administrators go out of their way to build connections with the students and every student has at least one staff member they know they can rely on. Northwest has treated me great the last 12 years and it will be a bitter-sweet goodbye when I graduate.