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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Olathe Northwest High School is a top rated, public school located in Olathe, KS. It has 2,172 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
21300 College Blvd
Olathe, KS 66061
Telephone
(913) 780-7150

Olathe Northwest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1320
39 responses
Average ACT
27
363 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$79,691
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$919
National
$949
Median Home Value
$201,200
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.60 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.60 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 176 responses
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  • Homecoming week
    18%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Pep assemblies
    14%
  • Graduation
    11%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Bonfire
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,172
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,805
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,078/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
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Olathe Northwest High School Reviews

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As a senior that currently attends Olathe Northwest, I’m proud of the teachers and staff, who care about their students both on a personal and an academic level. The students, however, are not as accommodating. Cliques are rampant throughout the school. Upon joining a certain club or activity, you are immediately associated with that group and the other people in it. Some students separate themselves from this situation, but they are few and far between. Nevertheless, they are the key to a more connected and accepting schoolwide community. All is not yet lost for ONW! If everyone procures the willingness to communicate with people from al kinds of social groups, we could repair this broken portion of our school. I’m hopeful that the future of this school is brighter than the current prospect, and that this disconnect will cease to exist.
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What I love about Olathe Northwest is the diversity and differences of all the the people at ONW. My school has done a very good job at trying to include everyone and insuring that all the students have an equal opprutunity at being successful. Another reason I love ONW is because of all the volunteer opportunities available for all the students. Lastely, the preparation for college that ONW includes in their curriculum is extremely important and helpful for students who are not as privileged as others. The volunteer hours highly benefit the students for college and just building their character. The success that ONW has created for our young minds is very impressive and deserves to be noticed. All hail to Northwest High!
I love the strong academics and impressive debate team, student council and raven flight corp (pep club) are also very strong. The 21st century programs for engineering and e-communications are pretty well supported. Overall I enjoy my time here but the drawbacks are the lack of diversity in what is a predominately rich white traditional suburban school and the administration. The administration does not usually take the action the student body demands of it leaving the vast majority of the students feeling disenfranchised and wondering at times if they are being heard. The admins also often overlook stronger programs in favor of weaker sports programs just because they are sports. Except volleyball and softball which are very strong and deserve ever bit of it, its just that they aren't the only ones who deserve recognition.