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Miami Northwestern Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1638 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

the best because even though most students live below the poverty level, we find our way and do well in school because we want to be productive citizens, and we want a better, and safe life for our families


Posted August 10, 2011

Northwestern is a good school that does offer many oppurtunities. Though some people don't recognize the schools potentialsometimes. The students here are really intelligent though some dont't either realize it or are being led by the streets. The teachers i have had so far have pushed me and my fellow peers to do our best and not anything less. We have great alumni support that are very proud. Our PAVAC program is great and alot of hard work. Our Medical Magnet is exceptional you can excell in learning in different medical field such as nursing, vetinarian,forensicsand detistryy. We Bulls love to support our sports especially our football team,basketball, and track and field. One day the world will see what Northwestern is capable ofand not just what happens around us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

The studnets are both gifted and talented youth who are passionate about life. The school has more vocational opportunties than any other public high school in this district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I love Miami Northwestern because it has offered me a headstart on life thanks to its CNA and LPN nursing programs
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

Miami Northwestern is a great school because we offer so mcuh to students than any high school in the country. For example we have PAVAC Dance Magnet, PAVAC Drama magnet, PAVAC Art magnet, Medical Magnet, Dry Cleaning magnet, PAVAC Chrous, Outstanding athletic depart(Nationally knwon in major sports), And oustanding Acedemice students. So we are well rounded meeting the needs of the total student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Miami Nothwestern is a urban inner city school which offer excellent academic, sports and highly qualified teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2009

Miami Northwestern is a school that continues to strive towards excellence in our students, our faculty and our community. There is no other school like Miami Northwestern. It has a strong history and is an iconic monument in this community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2009

We Care about the total student here at Miami Northwestern. We take pride and go through great length to help our students reach their highest academic potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

MIami Northwestern is a terrific school to work at. We offer some very interesting programs at Miami Northwestern Senior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

We care about the students. Although our school received a letter grade of 'F' last school year. All of the teachers have pulled together and reaching out for extra assistance to help our school rise to the top.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2009

I love working at this school because it has so much pride within the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

One of the best things about Miami Northwestern is the fact that the students are truly unique and intellectual young individuals. The diversity that the school provides is exceptional and the pride that the students hold when it comes to their school and their classmates is truly inspiring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

northwestern is the best school ever the staff is great
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

I love MNWSH school because the administration is very encouraging and supportive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2009

Miami Northwestern Sr. High School has many talented students ready and eager to learn. Miami Northwestern is full of energy! We are on the road to success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Great pride and care for its students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

MNHS is one the most informative schools that I have encountered on helping their students and parents in whatever they need.The staff from the principal to the jantorial staff is fantasic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Miami Northwestern H.S. has sooooo much energy. The alumni is the 'strongest' I have ever known in Miami, Florida !! The administration, parents and students are the best because we are the Mighty Bulls!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I love Miami Northwestern because it is the school of opportunity. No matter the odds against most of us that attend, the doors are always open for us to come in and be apart of a caring family. Our principal understands us and support us at all times. Mr. Hankerson and the staff of MNW makes a difference in the lives of students...well they did for me, KeUndra
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

The teachers were the type who wanted to see you grow and make it in life. The school spirit was always high and the community loves it.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

392 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "F".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
20%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 92% 23%
Hispanic 7% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 76%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%58%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 15%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Wallace Aristide
Fax number
  • (305) 691-4955

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1100 NW 71st St
Miami, FL 33150
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