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Northwest Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 637 students

 
 

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted April 23, 2009

There is little opportunity for above-average students to be challenged and stimulated. 'Teams' system was not helpful - I was isolated from my friends and did not have the more interesting teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2008

i enjoy being a student of this school because of it's balance in education and sports and extra activities, and we get encouraged alot everyday to be a good citizen to the United Sates.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 25, 2006

Northwest is a great school with a lot of diversity. I would recommednd that you enroll your child in this school.There are clubs(bands, ecology, chess, astronomy) and guidance counslers who can communicate with even the quitest kids. It's a great experience, plus there's school programms for theadvanced and slower.
—Submitted by a former student


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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
African American56%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
African American40%
Asian91%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
African American46%
Asian97%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
African American44%
Asian94%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 81%
Black 18% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 2%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1507 8th St
Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: (319) 688-1060

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