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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Northwest School of the Arts is an above average, public, magnet school located in Charlotte, NC. It has 1,051 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
1415 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
Telephone
(980) 343-5500
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Northwest School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1110
135 responses
Average ACT
25
77 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$26,213
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$685
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,000
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Theatre and orchestra events
    22%
  • Spring musical
    16%
  • Dance events
    16%
  • Music and Play festivals
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Northwest Fest
    9%
  • Orchestra events
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,051
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,004
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,198/ year
National
$12,239
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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In Northwest School of the Arts, I feel like it is my happy place because I get to do what I love. I have been very interested in art and this school satisfies my interest with all of the projects, contests, and presentations. I love the students, teachers, and faculty. They all treat me with the respect and help I deserve. I wouldn't change anything in this school, because everything in this school and every person in it, is perfect. I love Northwest School of the Arts!
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I have been attending Northwest since 7th grade and over the years, I have seen a downgrade due to changes. This past 10th grade year was quite hectic, mainly concerning mathematics. Unfortunately, our teacher's teaching methods were not very beneficial. Although mathematics wasn't superior, their art department is pretty decent, but as a theater major, I would like to have a better chance of being in a production. A way to fix this is to include more play productions and not just musicals. Also, the music department lacks on funds. As a piano major, I was required to pay $110 to go towards a fee for a new piano in the auditorium. Overall, Northwest is a decent school, but definitely has things that need to be changed.
I've been attending NWSA since I was in sixth grade and, now I am currently a senior. Northwest is a very beneficial school if your interested in the arts. I've always admired how Northwest has complimented both the arts and academic side of the school. While Students love for the arts progress they receive a sturdy academic foundation, which is key for every students success. If I had to change one thing about Northwest I would change the favoritism that is sometimes shown to different majors and make sure all majors are treated equally.