Northwestern High School
- WEST SALEM, OH
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B minus
- Diversitygrade C
- Teachersgrade B+
- College Prepgrade C+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C+
- Health & Safetygrade B
- Administrationgrade B minus
- Sportsgrade B minus
- Foodgrade B minus
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C
Northwestern High School is a public school located in WEST SALEM, OH. It has 391 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
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- Cost of Livinggrade A minus
- Good for Familiesgrade B+
- Housinggrade B+
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
67%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 3 responses
100%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 3 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
- Football games23%
- Theater Productions23%
- Post prom8%
- Spirit Week8%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 8 responses
63%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 8 responses
88%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 8 responses
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Teachers in First/Second Year
89%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 9 responses
100%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 9 responses
100%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 9 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
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Expenses Per Student
$13,479 / year
57%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 7 responses
43%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 7 responses
57%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 7 responses
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Northwestern High School Reviews
Rating 3.72 out of 5 46 reviews
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The school has a lot of quality teachers that are able to teach information that is important for state tests as well as the future, including with being ready for college. That being said, I feel that the school puts to much into its STEM program since their are not that many students actually interested in this career path. Another disappointment was the annulment of the French program when the French teacher retired. Instead of hiring a new teacher, they killed the program despite some students' efforts to halt this. Strangely enough, they cannot hire a new French teacher, but they can keep two Spanish teachers hired. Other than that, it is a decent school.
I really liked the rural aspect of Northwestern High School. There are a lot of good programs there such as FFA. However, I do feel like there is a lot of bullying within the school and the teachers/staff just allow it to happen. There are changes that need to take place especially within the higher up administration such as the Superintendent.
Some of the best parts of this school are the teachers, programs, and courses within the school. Teachers are involved with their classes and students, assisting them to the best of their abilities, and they teach classes to allow students to digest the material. While not possessing any honors or AP courses, the school offers a wide range of CCP courses to allow juniors and seniors to accumulate numerous hours to carry to college. In addition, there are a variety of programs within the PLTW Biomedical and Engineering programs. However, there are a limited number of clubs which do not cover some realms of interests such as gaming. The school is not diverse, for it is mainly made up of white students and faculty. It could also do with some repairs considering the air conditioning system as there are a few particular rooms in this small school which become freezing cold. Although I have not tasted the high school lunches myself, I have no interest in trying it.