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Northwest High School

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Posted September 27, 2013

I would definitely recommend Northwest High School!! This is my son's Senior year and he has learned so much. Teachers and staff are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

My son is a freshmen at Northwest. I decided to opt him in because it is a much smaller school then the other high school in town. Although most of my son friends went to the other high school. He has been able to make new friends quickly, and really seems to feel comfortable there. He really likes and respects his coaches and teachers there. I would recommend Northwest to any parent that is afraid that your child would get lost in the crowd at a bigger high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

I've been in northwest for 4 years now, I'm a senior. Northwest isn't just another ordinary school where kids learn & study. We also do alot of fun things everyone is always laughing, its the place where you can make friends easily. I'm not saying its heaven, there is drama and sometimes bullying, but I've never seen anyone get bullied or threaten or pushed into a locker by another fellow student member. I have seen and heard name calling which is usually something typically normal. Some students like to make jokes, its not highly acceptable but theres a point in life when you have to have a sense of humor. I think our Vice Principal Mr.Eberhart is doing quite a good job, he is strict but he has helped many students ever since he has been in office. As well as the teachers they are always there to help you when needed, "never be shy to ask a question" those 7 words were told to me when I was a freshman
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2011

My child is on their 3rd year there and has been bullied almost every day. So much so that it has interupted their school work. In the past I had brought it to the staff and principal's attention and nothing was done. My child has been threatened, teased, and harassed at this school with the staff knowledge. I am not impressed with Northwest nor recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I think GINW is a very good school. Way better than the other school, at least they think they're a school, Grand Island Senior High. The teachers know everyone by name and you know pretty much everyone. I am getting a very good education.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female77%
Male60%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch47%
Special education students7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female87%
Male66%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch59%
Special education students27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch68%
Special education students40%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female87%
Male58%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic73%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch67%
Special education students7%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska 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: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 70%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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2710 North North Rd
Grand Island, NE 68803
Phone: (308) 385-6394

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