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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
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northwestern High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Rock Hill, SC. It has 1,915 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
2503 West Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Telephone
(803) 981-1200
Website

Northwestern High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1090
211 responses
Average ACT
23
81 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$41,291
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$846
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,000
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 103 responses
Report
  • Football games
    30%
  • Spirit Weeks
    24%
  • Pep-rallies
    17%
  • Cheer competitions and track meets
    9%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • summer
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,915
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,350
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,585/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.61 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.61 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.61 responses
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Northwestern High School is a very great school. The teachers do anything in their power to make sure that their students succeed. Northwestern provides a lot of opportunities to thrive in the world around us. The teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors all give us tools to apply to our daily lives. The campus is kept very clean thanks to our lovely janitors. One thing that I love about Northwestern is that each and everyday, students are welcomed on campus with a warm smile from the teachers or administrators on morning duty. If you are looking for a warm and friendly school environment, Northwestern High School is definitely the best route to go!
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Northwestern High School is an excellent school in Rock Hill SC because it is very diverse, involved heavy in the community, and strive for excellence in academics and sports. The teachers, faculty, and staff always go an extra mile to ensure you have everything you need while creating a safe environment to learn. We have a lot of clubs and/or organizations within the school to enhance your academic and professional growth. I would like to continue to see us embark on new ideas to keep our students engaged and continue to support our community. We are a school that takes pride in serving others!
I enjoyed going to this school because i found myself more immersed into the things that i enjoy, the chorus (troubadours) really became my home and my family while I was there and helped me to mature and grow as a person. The only downside was some uneeded rules and overly strict teachers but every school has those. Ive become who I am today because of the structure and social environment at Northwestern High School. Side note- the campus is beautiful!