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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Northwestern High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Rock Hill, SC. It has 1,867 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

Northwestern High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1090
291 responses
Average ACT
23
108 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$46,792
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Median Home Value
$147,800
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
Report
  • Football games
    29%
  • Spirit Weeks
    23%
  • Pep-rallies
    14%
  • Cheer competitions and track meets
    8%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • summer
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,867
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,839
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,393/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.66 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 responses
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My experience at NorthWestern taught me values and skills that I couldn't of learned without them. Friendships that will last me a lifetime and teacher relations that have positively influenced me. The school was constantly engaged in their athletics and clubs outside of school, while also academics. Even though with Covid-19 they still stayed on top of the game in e-learning. Although the disciplinary procedures were not kept up with. At certain points they just gave up on some of the kids that were constantly in trouble. It had to be an extreme case for OSS (Out of school suspension) to be given out which often left the troubling kids still affecting the classroom setting. The staff was a hit or miss, I have built relations with teachers that have made me excited for school every day. On the contrary I have also dealt with teachers which have made me think about dropping out. The education at NorthWestern is undeniably valued, with extremely high graduation rates.
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I personally feel that my overall experience at NHS succeeded my expectations for high school! If I could change anything, I would have suggested that the school take on some physical upgrades in certain bathroms.
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!