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Northwestern High School

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted September 6, 2009

I am a graduate and parent of 4 children , I am pleased with involvement with teachers , parents , (small enough to care)great programs for ball and track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

I am a graduate of Northwestern. I loved the experiences I had while attending K-12. I have gone on to graduate from a university and now work in Social Services in another state. I believe that my teachers, except for two exceptions, were great. I also had the support of my family. Teachers can only do so much if a student does not have parents stepping up and making sure that their children are learning. My own child has attended much larger schools than I. He has had more options in class choice than I had but not a better education than I recieved. He has had to worry about things in a large school that I never thought about attending Northwestern. You have to make the best of what you are given.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2007

I am a former student and the decision to go to college or leave Mendon is entirely up to the person. I was given all the tools necessary to further my education and go on my own in the real world. I am now a college graduate and teach college level courses. Obviously, they did something right! The teachers all made sure we had these tools before pursuing the next grade. I, however, was not hesitant to ask questions and my parents did work with me at home and had me read to them or they read to me every night. The school experience is what you make of it and only you can decide to learn as much as you can. The teachers are not the parents and it takes both to prepare your child for the next
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 18, 2006

For the record the last two that wrote about Northwestern School district are full of it. Education starts at the home. Period. I went to these schools and am now a very successful businessman in Texas. To say that most folks will never leave the area is merely a choice they make not what kind of education they have been afforded. As parents we need to work with our children and help them learn what they are having issues with at home. To many times we expect the teachers to raise our kids for us. I recommend that if you are truly concerned about your children's education, get involved and stop finger pointing at those fine individuals that have chosen as their profession to help grow the minds of our children. Go Eagles and thanks for a wonderful education......Signed, Doug Stufflebean (willing to let my name be shown)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 14, 2005

I believe that most of the teachers are not worried about the students actually learning anyhting. i have 4 children who attend this school. one who is in 8th grade and does not know how to multiply. he failed math last year and is repeating 7th grade math this year but the teacher does not have the students do any homework for practice. when asked to have my child put in a class for extra help, i was told this would happen if the teacher had the extra time. apparently she doesn't have the time because he has only been 2 or 3 times. another situation is when i had a child in 1st grade i had to tell the teacher to hold my child back because he couldn't read. so can you see how we could have a problem with the teachers ?
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Posted September 24, 2003

I am not a parent, I am a former student. I can honestly say that the students of Northwestern have been severely shorted a good education. I am one of the very few students that have went on to get post graduate education, this education has given me a unique perspective on what Northwestern offers. Most of the students at NW will never leave the immediate area, much less the state. The education that they recieve in Mendon may be the closest thing they will ever get to understanding the way the rest of the world works.


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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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students55%
Blackn/a
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Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
19%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
36%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
44%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students9%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students15%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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18475 Hwy 11
Mendon, MO 64660
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