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Northwestern High School

Public | 9-12 | 691 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2014

I absolutely hated this school between the years of 2007-2010 . I believe the school has gotten better since when I was there.


Posted April 8, 2014

I am happy to no longer have my child at this school. It is not a safe environment. The principal is terrible and the secretary can be unpleasant to deal with. I went to the principal with a concern about bullying (agressive behavior) and being in a safe environment.. The school dont care and i had a lady councilors ( with dreads) she acked like a former gang member) she had students that she was close to and said she understand fighting sometimes) what the heck! I found out doors had been left open and teachers didn't carry keys. When I asked about the consequence for a child that pushed a child in the hall way or a child that threw things in the class and hit another student, she didn't give me a response that answered my question. I found out both children where allowed in the classroom soon after the events. The school tolerates aggression in the classrooms and the hall ways are like play grownds, My child is also happy to be in new schools. If you live in the city, don't send your child here, pay for private school if you can but Nothwestern High Is by far the worst high in the WORLD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

They are willing to get involved to make sure the student suceeds. Teacher involvement with the partent is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

As a parent i have seen improvement in the school this year. The Principal really want to see all student do well he has an open door policy. they are adding new classes next year that will draw new students. The teachers and staff has changed this year i can really see Northwestern back on the road of success and becoming another City, Poly ,Mervo. don't get me wrong we had a few problem but thing are a lot better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

This is my daughter's first year at Northwestern. She absolutely loves this school. I am happy that the school is making physical changes. The students need to make changes also. Once students realize the quality of education the school will be much better. Students need to practice self control. The school needs more parent involvement. I am happy with the staff. They have a busy and difficult job which I have come to appreciate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2006

I am a 2006 graduate of Northwestern and i am going on to attend goucher college with a full scholarship. Northwestern is a great school with great teachers. The problem is that the students aren't dedicated and determined to learn. If the school had more funds to work with we may see better results. I was a student that loved to learn, but was classified by the school i attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

I also agree this school is the worst in the district. The discipline is terrible. Numorous students walking the halls. The bathrooms are the most unhanded Ive ever seen in my life. This school needs a change.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

This school is one of worst in the district. The special education dept. is not up on new learning disabilities with children. Most of the teachers need additional training with inner city children. And the student teacher ratio is not 17 to 1; it's 25 maybe 30 to 1. I was a graduate from this school in 1978 and the overall moral of the school is zero. Children need to be in a school where they can express themselves and feel as though they are a part of the school no matter what level of learning they might be at.
—Submitted by a parent


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

Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
51%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
White 2% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6900 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 396-0646

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