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- a parent
My child looks forward to school and was actually sad when summer break started. This was not the case with previous schools.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


- a parent
Most teachers are excellent, but like at all schools there are a few that are less that desirable.


Amount of homework: no rating


- a parent
I think it depends on the teacher but it doesn't seem to be a huge problem for my child.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
They go out of the way to treat everyone with respect. Most teachers have good relationships with their students and that filters down.



- a parent
My daughter is a student at this school. The class sizes are too large for many classes (44 in her math class). She did not have an English teacher for the first 2 months of school. The teachers that she had her previous year were horrible at communication-I had to get the principal involved just to get a response from a teacher when my child was absent due to a broken bone. We are moving at the end of this year-CMS schools are horrible-underfunded. Some of the teachers are great-but they are starting to leave for higher paying states.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


- a parent
The teachers my son had were a waste of a degree. How do you take an incoming honor roll student, that tests with the highest IQ at your school and one of the highest in the country, let him fall to a C and D student and not wonder what happened? And when he took the EOG's he was almost perfect on all of them. Obviously he's not a C and D student.

Amount of homework: Disagree


- a parent
There was a lot of homework. So much so that our son was constantly playing catch up even though he was doing work from the time he got home until 10pm.



- a student
I am a graduate of the class of 2015 and I must say I am very impressed with this school! It's arts classes are among the best in the county. And I am always impressed by the great diversity of the school. Now the academics are not always the best, but comparatively speaking they are very good for CMS. That being said, if your child is not very interested in the arts, performing arts, music, or dance they might not enjoy it as much since there is emphasis placed on the arts. But overall, it is still a pretty good school academically, and with it's arts program and communities it's among the best in the state! However, be for a long commute if you live far from the school. Or plan on using the shuttle bus system if that is not possible.




- a student
I've been a student at NWSA since 6th grade and will be graduating with the class of 2015 from NWSA. My overall experience at this school has been a journey. The staff is so hilarious/diverse and welcoming of each and every student. This is the school any child/teen should go to if they want to perfect their art. Somehow and someway the academic staff can always find a way to incorporate a students art into academics. We all get a huge amount of opportunities to become professionals at what we love to do. If you send you kid to this marvelous school, you will not regret it. Northwest is simply the BEST!



- a student
This is a very diverse and cultured place! Many different kinds of people and personalities. Core classes are good, but could be improved. Arts classes are EXCELLENT! Band is my major and we are still growing, but each individual has phenominal musical abilities! Theater programs have had some tallented actors/actresses! NWSA won 9 out of the 12 blumey awards in 2014 (BEST MUSICAl, Best actor, best actress, Best supporting actor, Best supporting actress, Best featured preformer, Best overall direction, Best ensemble/chorus, Best choreography execution.) Ms.Saigon in london this year is staring a NWSA 2014 graduate. Many other major accomplishments have been made by NWSA students! Overall great school!

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Last modified Northwest School Of The Arts is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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