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Justin, TX
Students enrolled: 2,666

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2301 Texan Drive
Justin, TX 76247

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(817) 215-0200
(817) 215-0262
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May 03, 2013
Northwest has definitely made a difference in the past year, a remarkable one. I am nothing but proud to call myself a Texan. So glad Mr. Childress was able to take the position as the principal of our school. We have become a true family, and along with that we have hard working and dedicated teachers. Our scores are amazing and everyone strives to do the best they can. ALL IN FOR LIFE!

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2012
Mrs. Brenner is very professional and no-nonsense. These are great qualities for a high school principal.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2011
Northwest High School has a fantastic band program. The STEM academy offers an outstanding learning environment for the students. The parent involvement makes the school even better. I am very pleased with the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 22, 2010
I am a senior at Northwest High School. If there is one thing I can honestly say about the four years i have been there is that its an amazing school. I have never had a problem with drugs or fights at this school. It may be huge and have a lot of people but the teachers and staff are amazing, and make you feel you are an individule and not just a number. I have struggled a lot the past two years and was told i wasnt going to graduate, but thanks to the teachers and administrators i will be graduating in 3 months. Northwest is the best :)

- submitted by a student
no rating November 19, 2009
Okay so i came from Saginaw, not one of the best schools just to be nice. I started attending Northwest my sophomore year and noticed a bigh change in my vocabulary and much more. My junior year i was weak in history and science and was scared for the taks. But my history teacher was amazing and they have an awesome program. My physics teacher was so strict and i hated him at first but he taught me so much in the long run. (props to TUBBS!) Anyways, there are great people there and so many different kinds. We have fun events that a lot of other schools don't get to experience. Allthough i had to go back to Saginaw for personal reasons, i am smarter than most people here now and care so much more about my grades. THANKS NORTHWEST!! You have definitely made an impact on my life!

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2009
I graduated from Northwest, and I absolutely loved it. I came from a high school that was miserable, I was never happy there. Then I transfered to Northwest, and let me tell you it is the best place you could possibly put your teen in school. Teachers care for us individually, they make sure that you keep your grades in check with mandatory tutorials with a grade below 75, they enforce rules such as IDs and hall passes, and they also understand that we are students... not inmates.. Northwest High School is a great place. Even 'Senioritis' can't make me dislike it.

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November 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2009
Each of my four children have gone to Northwest. I dont believe the teachers keep a parent informed. I also dont think the teachers care to much about 'teaching'.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2009
My son is a freshman this year (2008-09) and we were skeptical of the available programs offered at a 'country' school. But were we pleasantly surprised. And, the the opening of the new H.S. next year, it will improve the teacher-to-student ratio. Only problem we have seen are with the students who are of questionable character that attend (coming with families moving out here from the 'big city'). Which is not the school's fault. Parents have to take primary responsibility for their children. But with regards to these kids... my question is, 'where are the parents!?!'

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2009
I was here my freshman year and i thought it was an amazing school.I had to transfer last year being at my new school it made me realize how great Northwest truly was. Teachers are so nice and caring that I developed a semi-friendship with some of my teachers where if I ever needed anything I could just go to them and talk to them and they would understand me.The principle is also a great guy and very understanding and reasonable.I also thought that the academic field was excellent and even though it was challenging, it taught me a lot of what i know now.They also have a lot of electives for students who want to do different things and explore different fields whether its in fine arts, a different language, technology classes, or just basic things you need to know in life Northwest offers it all. I really recommend it.

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2008
I'm a junior @ northwest, i've been back and forth over the past two years,. i've had a really tough time getting through school...but it's a great school,you can be who you want to be, dress how you want to dress. I also love the fact that boys are allowed to dress how they want and have their hair as long as they want. in this school you're allowed to express individuality. I like that, i got sick of having to conform to everyone else's expectations. If i'm worried about how stupid i look in a uniform or too woorried about not being comfortable with the rules, how am i supposed to focus on my education? @ northwest i don't have to worry about that. I can be who i want to be and focus on becoming what i want. Great school. Math department hasn't done too much for me though

- submitted by a student
December 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 03, 2008
Northwest is one of the best public schools I have seen in action. I was raised in private Catholic Schools and I praise Northwest.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2008
the school overall i s a really nice school but the teachers aren't the greatest, most of them are always grumpy and in bad moods, if you don't like kids your shouldn't work with them, but that dosn't apply to all of them. its not a bad school itself and they have good intentions but some things aren't as good as they make it sound. drugs and fights with the students are a big problem here.

- submitted by a student
April 16, 2008
Im a senior at this school and why there si some dumb stuff that the administration does. The school has really good teachers and a great enviroment the coffee shop and library are the best.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 15, 2008
Very big school! Over all good school, as most Texas schools they need to worry less about the athletics and more on academics. We moved in the middle of the year and it was crazy. Two wonderful ladies at the school were a very big help. Nellie Oates & Maria Hernandez, I can t thank them enough for making our move a lot easier.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2008
I am a senior and this school's technology progrms a excellent!

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
I'm a freshman. I graduate in 2011 but this is a really good school. Most of the teachers care about how your grades are and really want to help you get a good grade. However, if you don't wear your id around your neck and you are walking in the hallways you might get a citation! I know it's for safety purposes and whatnot but still. Mrs Weatherall is a really good english teacher.She's got tough love, and Mrs Fisher too! School spirit is astronomical! Football stadium is amazing.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 12, 2007
Wonderful teachers, wonderful investment in children. This si the best school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
I'lm an 2009 grad who has adapted to 'texan' @ Northwest. A great bulk of the teachers are ready to help every student excel in academia. Plus the cafeteria and football stadium aren't half bad either.

- submitted by a student
October 25, 2007
Too much attention and money spent on sports rather than academics.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
I've had three children attend NISD. This district is all about the money and growth, not about the students and their needs, unless they are in football. I've had it with NISD and am now all for school vouchers to give parents a choice in their childrens educaton.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
Unless you are an athlete at Northwest, it is unlikely that you are going to go far with this school. Almost nearly all of the school's funding goes towards either athletic, band, or theatre programs, and the rest such as art and debate are completely ignored. Sports outdo athletics here without a doubt, although Northwest academics can be excellent. Despite its poor extracurricular lineup yet quite qualified and excellent teachers and staff, the teachers at Northwest can be quite diverse. If you take AP classes, you're bound to discover some of the most skilled and devoted teachers you'll ever encounter. Overall, this school can be what you make of it.

- submitted by a former student
June 02, 2007
My daughter has just completed her first year at NHS, after transferring from other states. It has taken some getting use to: the school really holds the kids responsible for their grades and actions. What a novel concept. (Anything below a 70% is Failing.) I have no doubt that she will be properly prepared to enter college, after attending this school. Challenging courses are offered, and most of the instructors really care about how your son or daughter is doing. If you take the proper steps, problems with teachers can be avoided. Personality conflicts occur at every school. NW is currently using a block schedule- 4 classes for 'A' day and 4 for 'B' day. There has been some talk about this changing. Athletics- it's a Texas thing y'all. They support their teams. Better than the alternative, trust me! Above all it's the grades that count. Low grades= no playing

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
I have a student that has been to NW for 4 years. The teachers, staff, and administration have challenged my student and have been fair. I am a teacher in a different school district, and to address the complaints that were posted: 1)Athletics in 95% of public school districts always gets the most attention. My student is not in athletics, but this has not hindered his ability to get an education worrying about the athletic program. 2)Bravo to administration who support their staff! I wish that people who complain about teachers and administration would be a substitute for at least 2 weeks beginning in October. Granted there are mistakes that happen and not every teacher is perfect; however, to give a poor rating to a school because of one or two teachers that has a population of over 2000 students is uncalled for.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2007
They are trying to run the school more like a correctional institution than a school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
i think that nhs is an amazing school. parents may think that their kids have it bad bc they get in trouble a lot, but they dont. i transfered and now i wish i hadent. things are monitered at northwest far better than they are here and for all you parents who are saying 'y did they build the stadium?' that money was donated to build a new stadium!

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2006
as a student who as been at Northwest for 3 years now i feel that we have no communication with principle or counslors unless we have gotten in trouble. although there are many great teaches i can name a handfull that were horrible and i didnt learn a thing from and it seems that athletes get special attention im not really complaining cuz im an athlete but its not a good enough excuse for the school to be able to seperate us into groups

- submitted by a student
December 05, 2006
NHS is run more like a prison camp than a school. Teachers that actually care about the students are the minority at NHS, not the majority. The faculty's job is to protect the teacher, period. They do not care what the parents think, nor do they even want to hear it. The teacher is always right in this school. If a parent tries to stand up for their child, they are accused of 'enabling' them.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2006
This school is poorly ran, No one answers the phone, they never return calls. Teachers are not attentive to their students, Concerns of parents are not valued. If a question is asked no one seems to have an answer, After school at the west entrance parking the students drive extemely reckless around the parking lot and even though Two patrol cars are located at the school they can't seem to patrol that lot. The students there are unwelcoming to new students. The only thing they they seem to care about is there 'stadium' But I'd like to know why that expensive stadium was built and the elementary children are in portables?

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
April 26, 2006
Northwest is an excellent high school with outstanding academics as well as extra-cirricular activites. The staff is highly professional and well qualified. It is a large school but highly recommended for outgoing students!

- submitted by a administrator
April 15, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 22, 2006
Excellent school. Nice faculty and students alike.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 10, 2006
Hi, I visited NwHS in 2004 as a visitor student. I was blown away by the facilities available at Northwest High. I found the building to be of modern design and beautiful condition. The teachers were all incredibly friendly and helpful, and all the staff and students accepted me into their school with open arms. I learnt alot about myself during my visit to your School, and would recommend the school to any parent who is considering a school for there children. I would like to thank you for the oppertunity, and also my cousins for taking me. Thank you, Quinton de Villiers (South Africa)

- submitted by a former student
January 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2005
I'm currently a student at Northwest High School. Though there are a lot of students, it still seems to run well. I love our principal. He does everything he can to make sure we get the best. The teachers are dedicated. We have a great facility (coffee shop by the library!). I don't like high school (I'm one of those lazy teens), but Northwest is the best that I could be going to. It really is awesome.

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2005
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- submitted by a student
July 15, 2005
Due to the size of the school, the kids and some teachers pass through the school somewhat unnoticed and anonymous. Therefore, it is difficult to see the student who is struggling or the teacher who is not competent or enthusiastic. Parental involvement is largely limited to sports. Which I suspect is the 'norm' rather than the exception in Texas schools. I would have liked more academic advisor participation/ communication.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2005
The band program is outstanding. AP classes need more rigor.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
Northwest is a great high school with excellent rating. The catalog of classes (particularly electives) is extensive some of which come with certification in a particular field. The principals and counseling staff are caring and dedicated and willing to go the extra mile for every childs success.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2005
I attended NHS in the fall of 2004 as a foreign exchange student. I was blown away by the facilities available at Northwest. I found the building to be of modern design and in immaculate condition. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful, and the students accepted me into their school with open arms. NHS has a vibrant student body including teenagers from many ethnic backgrounds, as well as a huge number of foreign exchange students fro countries as diverse as Peru and Uzbekestan. I was allowed to study my preferred courses, and found the selection of classes on offer fantastic (if a little daunting at first). I learnt many lessons about myself at Northwest High School, and would recommend the school to any perspective parents.

- submitted by a former student
October 29, 2004
This school is terrible in the Pre AP/ AP program and the way they design their courses in preparation and the only reason this school got Blue Ribbion was its building.

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2004
This school is wonderful! The teachers are great! And if anyone thinks that the teachers are not being held accountable for their actions they are wrong. This is the best high school! I am not a parent by the way I am a student

- submitted by a student
November 21, 2003
There needs to be some accountability for the teachers. The teachers need to be held to a minimum of the same standards as the students. In some ways the teacher should be held to higher standards as they are suppose to set an example.

- submitted by a parent
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Northwest High School
2301 Texan Drive, Justin, TX  76247
(817) 215-0200
Last modified Northwest High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northwest High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top