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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Northwestern High School is a public school located in West Salem, OH. It has 407 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.

Northwestern High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
47 responses
AP Enrollment
0%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$61,167
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$848
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Football games
    25%
  • Theater Productions
    25%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Post prom
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
407
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,824
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 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
$11,128/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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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.
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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.
It is a very good school with all the teacher being invested to help you no matter what. Lots of the kids there are very nice, and it feels like you have a family. I’m in the band, so we are a family because we work together to create great performances. Wether it be on the field during a half time show or on the stage during concert band we put our all in to the performances. So I would highly recommend this school to any one looking to move in to the district or wanting to send ur kid to school here.