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Northwest Cabarrus High

Public | 9-12 | 1039 students

 

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Posted March 22, 2014

Northwest is an awesome school. The teachers care about students and the school is safe. Students are well prepared for college after attending Northwest Cabarrus High.


Posted January 17, 2014

NCHS is a great high school. Older buildings, but the staff keeps up with it as best as possible! I'll mention this because it is not under "Programs & Cultures". Northwest Cabarrus has a fantastic agriculture program along with unique facilities. These facilities include a barn, equipped with stalls and horses, pastures, a goat and sheep barn, an aquaculture building, 2 greenhouses and a nursery, an arboretum, rabbits, and a tractor shed full of equipment. It is a fantastic program and a shame that it was left off of this website. I definitely recommend the ag classes!


Posted September 24, 2013

Amazing school, I got along with everyone and I was very popular. The teachers and staff were really caring and nice. I miss this school.


Posted October 17, 2012

Since my daughter started her freshman year here, we have been utterly disappointed. The last review stated that the staff have the attitude that they are always right and I agree with this assessment. They are completely out of touch with special needs issues and safety. The teachers and administration say and email all the right things, but do not follow through with their promises. It's all about covering for themselves and their jobs. They need to stop trying to place all students in their idea of a box and learn that individuality is very important to a teen's self-esteem, learning environment, and academic processing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

Since I have been here I have heard nothing, but negative things about Northwest Cabarrus High School. I usually don't go by what I hear, but what I have experienced has not been positive. I would not recommend NW Cabarrus HS to any parent who is looking for a school with well rounded staff who knows how to deal with children of all backgrounds. They have "The Staff is Always Right" policy which is unfair to the the students. Our students are our future, lets build them up not tear them down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

this school is amazing i love it i went from failing and barely passing my grades till i came to this school i was on A honnor roll by progress reports the teachers really care and the students are great theres barely any drama and the sports and clubs are amazing too i swear its the best school out there i grew up on the streets people telling me i would never get anywhere they gave me the hope that i could get somewhere and do something positive with my life :)))
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2010

I love my school, the teachers, and our amazing new barn! We have almost every club and class that you can think of, and the teachers/administrators really care about me and my future. There are times for fun and times to get down and serious. I know I have a highly successful career ahead of me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2008

I have enjoyed attending school at Northwest Cabarrus High School. The teachers are always available for assistance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2006

This school is well organized and well run. While they work with parents on academics and student discipline, they do tolerate dangerous behavior (they do not allow small incidents grow into larger ones). They have lots of programs for academically gifted students, as well as interesting programs like horticulture and animal science (they have a greenhouse and farm animals - and this is the suburbs? :-) No complaints here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2003

I loved goig to this school. I always had fun, especailly at football games. I was a cheerleader and walked down that little path in the woods to the feild. I always thought that there was excellent parent envolvment when I went. The extracurricular activities were amazing. I love this school so much that I wish that my daughter could go.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

242 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Reading

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Science

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

248 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

244 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

291 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

247 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students20%
Female20%
Male21%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically gifted68%

Biology

All Students43%
Female46%
Male41%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically gifted91%

English II

All Students55%
Female61%
Male49%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial60%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically gifted94%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 52%
Black 22% 26%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr MIke Jolley
Fax number
  • (704) 723-4114

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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5130 Northwest Cabarrus Drive
Concord, NC 28027
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Phone: (704) 788-4111

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