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Northwood High School

Public | PK-12 | 787 students

 

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3 stars

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Posted March 20, 2014

THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE. DO NOT send your kids here. CLIQUES, BULLYING, SPORTS rule this school. they agree with the bullies, and they show favortism. If you can help it do not send your DOG to this school.


Posted August 12, 2012

I am a parent and a Rapides Parish teacher. Northwood is just like all other highschools. I have found: if you put something in a program then all will prosper.


Posted July 29, 2012

i am a student at this school and most of the kids are not very well behaved and i dont like it but there is some kids that are good like myself


Posted July 30, 2008

A small community school that does the best with whats availible. Good quality teachers and excellent administration
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 5, 2006

A School that is more Concerned with Athletics and National School Scores and ILeap Test than Education itself . Very poor Parent Relations ( Parents not allowed during School hours or in Class Rooms ) and Obsessing over Sports which they don't do well at either it Appears . Absolutely no Art Programs at all , not a Diverse Curriculum at all .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

So far I've been well pleased with NHS. Both my sons have attended this school for the past two years .I've always been kept informed on there positives and negatives.When ever theres been a concern with there grades ,the teachers have always been willing to meet ,and inform me on there needs .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

So far I have not been impressed with this school. When signing up my son for school last year, (at the time a 9th grader) I was told there was a Band. His his goal was to get a scolarship this way. When school started there was only 3 students in Band and 2 weeks later they cancled Band all together. This year the same thing happend with Arts. All of the sudden, out of the blue it got canceled. Supposedly no teacher available that can teach.I don't even want to wait around and see what else is on the scedule for cancelation. I am thinking about taking my son ( now 10 grade) in a school that has something to offer and where he can be challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
31%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
26%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 47%
Black 37% 45%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
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Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:15 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dana Noland
Fax number
  • (318) 793-8503

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
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