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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Northwestern High School is an above average, public school located in Palmyra, IL. It has 95 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.

Northwestern High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1130
15 responses
Average ACT
24
8 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$32,039
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$510
National
$949
Median Home Value
$65,000
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    38%
  • Basketball Games
    13%
  • FFA
    13%
  • Homecoming Bonfire
    13%
  • Honor Band
    13%
  • TP'ing
    13%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
95
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,220
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,429/ year
National
$12,239
75%
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
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
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Some may think that since I go to a low-income school and live in a small town, my opputunities are few. This is not true, I have had way more opurtunities than most do in their life, just because I have less competition to shine. My school has provided advanced technology for me to learn on and experience fro since I was in second grade. That is the greatest gift that has ever been given to me. The teachers try hard to give you their best worl, but in return they expect their students to also give them back their best work, which I think makes for a great teacher. I love the small community feeling, which consists of everbody knowing each other, teachers able to check up on your home life, and having enough time to equalize their attention on everey one of their students. Overall, I wouldn't trade my time at Northwestern High School for any other high school experience
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I think that all of the teachers that I interact with are great at their jobs. The teachers are approachable and friendly when they need to be, and strict when it is required of them. They all present information to the students in a way that they are able to easily understand what it is that they are supposed to be learning and try including activities that gets the students involved. Some of the information that my teachers know is quite surprising. It seems impossible to hold all of the information they know in their heads, and yet they know what they need to know and even more. I love that the teachers are all readily available to talk with a student that is having troubles, whether it be on homework or at home. The teachers at Northwestern High School are always willing to help a student out.
I love attending Northwestern High School. I love being able to be in my different clubs and putting myself out in the world. My favorite experience would be going to Honor Band and playing among other schools to see how well we can pull together different types of pieces. I think the one thing that makes my school so unique is that, we don't really have a ranking of who is the top dogs of the school. Yes, sports are important, but we are also very involved in clubs that try to make the world a better place. We clean up our town, put on concerts, raise money for awareness of illnesses, and we all try to be a close group that can help each other. If I could attend school all over again, I would choose to go Northwestern again, just so I could get the experience of being involved with these amazing groups.