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Northwestern High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted December 13, 2013

Regarding the cell phone policy at NWHS, the policy has been changed. They are no longer allowed to confiscate phones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2012

I am very concerned about the cell phone policy at our school district. The current policy mandates the following: 1st offense is confiscating the phone for the remainder of the week. 2nd offense phone is confiscated for remainder of semester. 3rd offense phone is confiscated for remainder of school year. We understand the need to implement a tough cell phone policy in our schools to ensure a productive learning environment, but there are better alternatives then leaving our children without a way to contact parents or authorities in emergency situations. Confiscating our children s cell phones overnight potentially can put our children at risk. Many students walk to and from school and need to be able to make a phone call to parents or authorities if they are faced with an emergency citation. Students that drive to school who potentially need help if they break down or get into an accident. Single family homes that depend on cell phones to keep in touch with children while parents are working. Students attending football games or movies might need the phone to arrange alternate transportation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

NW is wonderful school w/ a great tradition. It has been Palmetto's finest 3 times and has won numerous acalades. The athletics are terrific as well. Great school, great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

Fairly good school. Some great teachers, some less wonderful teachers who do not objectively teach and grade. The achievements and great students put this school above average.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2008

The focus of this school is more about appearance than accademic performance. They care more about what is on your body then what goes into your brain. The policies of this school is just plain dumb. You are only allowed 10 absences regardless of medical excuse. They do not care if you are under a doctors care, and if you miss more than 10 days they send you to make-up school. You do not do anything in makeup school other than sit for 8 hours. They do not teach, nor do they care if you made up missed assignments. You still go to make up school, and you have to pay for each day that you missed over 10.
—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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled76%
Not disabled97%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled65%
Not disabled94%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

442 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 53%
Black 35% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Rock Hill, SC 29732
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