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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
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Northwood High School is an above average, public school located in Silver Spring, MD. It has 1,651 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.
Address
919 University Blvd W
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone
(301) 649-8088
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Northwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1110
274 responses
Average ACT
26
50 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$104,450
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,801
National
$949
Median Home Value
$410,100
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
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
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  • Spirit week
    22%
  • Dance concerts
    15%
  • Mr.northwood
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Power puff
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Prom
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,651
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,840
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.4%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,192/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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My experience at Northwood High School has been generally average. There are many highlights to it like having access to one of the only Wellness Centers in the county right from my school, academy mentors such as the head of the law academy at my school who has helped me better develop what I want to pursue, and compassionate counselors that work with you to find the best schedules to fit students for each upcoming year. As someone passionate about outreach, advocacy, and change, I would love to continue to spread better awareness about issues like the division between ESOL (English learners) and "regular students" to spark conversation as well as having more empowerment clubs that address inclusion of the wide diversity of students at the school. I'm also passionate about the common dispute over redistricting within the county as it ties into the impact of better opportunities for students near my area, I'd love to see some Northwood HS involvement in that process.
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Northwood Highschool is great. Some teachers may be difficult, but many are very knowledgeable and willing to help. I advise meeting with them beforehand and getting to know them or asking previous students before taking a class just so you know what you're coming into. Take advantage of the Dual Enrollment opportunity at this school! You can still take classes even if you're not in the MC2 program.
Northwood High School is a welcoming and diverse school in Montgomery County, Maryland. It offers many programs ranging from pursuing a career in the arts, to pursuing a career in the law field. Unlike many other schools, Northwood has a wellness center. The wellness center is available to all students. It focus on students health. Many would believe that that would be the job of a nurse. However, the wellness center also focus on mental health and prioritizing students to make sure that they are at their beast mentally, physically and emotionally.