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  1. Academics
    C
  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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Northwest High School is a public school located in Opelousas, LA. It has 630 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
87 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$33,288
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$620
National
$949
Median Home Value
$104,200
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.
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
630
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,588
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 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
$10,316/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
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Northwest high school is a good isolated school in the country. They have really good sports, music, and art programs. The community always have the school back, but some times get to involved because everyone think they right about certain topics. This caused many problems cause everyone want to voice their opinions, but don’t want to attend the meetings to voice them. I had 4 amazing years playing sports which are football, track, and baseball. This made my high school experience that much better cause I had things to look forward to every day. The bond you make with you teammates are unbreakable and prepare you to work with people in the real world. Northwest get more clubs and AP classes every year I was there, so at least we are improving.
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Going to northwest high school was many things. It began scary, exciting , and Mysterious. You enter a freshman at the bottom of the tottom pole. The staff I experienced were always helpful. Of course like any school or workplace you have some people who aren't as open or friendly but that is expected. Northwest is far from a perfect school. That being said one thing I noticed my four years there is northwest always did try to improve . Their were certain people involved such as Ruth Walls, who always had new ideas and plans to be better or meet a different criteria.
I like that school almost feels homey. I wish that there were more educational opportunities, greater diversity, and updated facilities. I feel as though there should be more resources to better prepare students for the their futures.