Northwest High School



Northwest High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Northwest High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 189
10 135
11 110
12 118

Northwest High School is a public high school of the St. Landry Parish School District located in Opelousas, LA. It has 552 students in grades 9th through 12th. Northwest High School is the 170th largest public high school in Louisiana and the 9,989th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 98.9 to 1.

Total Students: 552
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 98.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 5.58
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,989th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Louisiana: 170th out of 377
Student/Teacher Rank in Louisiana: 281st out of 289
Full Time Teacher Rank in Louisiana: 263rd out of 289

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Northwest High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 285
(52%)
2,410
(50%)
 Female 267
(48%)
2,399
(50%)

Northwest High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 388
(70%)
2,787
(58%)
 White 154
(28%)
1,892
(39%)
 Hispanic 6
(1%)
79
(2%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
9
(0%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
9
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
31
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Northwest High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 351
(64%)
2,767
(58%)
 Not Eligible 164
(30%)
1,808
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 37
(7%)
234
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Northwest High School is ranked 131st out of 356 ranked schools in Louisiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Northwest High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (70.3%) is higher than the state average of 54.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Northwest High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 433
2006 421
2007 432
2008 426
2009 479
2010 496
2011 523
2012 567
2013 590
2014 575
2015 552

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.5
2006 13.9
2007 14.6
2008 12.9
2009 14.1
2010 14.3
2011 17.4
2012 17.8
2013 20.3
2014 63.9
2015 98.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.6743648960739
2006 0.7790973871734
2007 0.72453703703704
2008 0.67840375586854
2009 0.7286012526096
2010 0.79637096774194
2011 0.72848948374761
2012 0.77777777777778
2013 0.73898305084746
2014 0.77565217391304
2015 0.70289855072464

Compare Northwest High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,304.6% 13.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
9,890.0% 98.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 54.5%
 
This School 70.3%
 

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Northwest High School
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Public 09 - 12 552 98.9:1  
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