Northwestern High School



Northwestern High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Northwestern 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
9 769
10 518
11 406
12 502

Northwestern High School is a public high school of the Prince George'S County Public Schools located in Hyattsville, MD. It has 2,195 students in grades 9th through 12th. Northwestern High School is the 11th largest public high school in Maryland and the 1,009th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.7 to 1.

Total Students: 2,195
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 124

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Northwestern High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,158
(53%)
20,048
(51%)
 Female 1,037
(47%)
19,608
(49%)

Northwestern High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,140
(52%)
7,299
(18%)
 Black 894
(41%)
28,839
(73%)
 White 68
(3%)
1,594
(4%)
 Asian 49
(2%)
1,202
(3%)
 Two or More 24
(1%)
531
(1%)
 American Indian 11
(1%)
136
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 9
(0%)
55
(0%)

Northwestern High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,244
(57%)
16,707
(42%)
 Not Eligible 760
(35%)
19,869
(50%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 191
(9%)
3,080
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Northwestern High School is ranked 2nd out of 0 ranked schools in Maryland, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Northwestern High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (65.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 36.0%. 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.

Northwestern High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2529
2006 2513
2007 2367
2008 2485
2009 2527
2010 2457
2011 2274
2012 2195

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.2
2006 17.1
2007 15.1
2008 16
2009 19.3
2010 18.8
2011 18.3
2012 17.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.44246737841044
2006 0.48388380421807
2007 0.53527672158851
2008 0.58752515090543
2009 0.60387811634349
2010 0.6027676027676
2011 0.65479331574318
2012 0.65375854214123

Compare Northwestern High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,356.2% 13.6:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,770.0% 17.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 36.0%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 65.4%
 

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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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