Northwest Area High School



Northwest Area High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Northwest Area High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 87
8 84
9 82
10 84
11 112
12 90

Northwest Area High School is a public high school of the Northwest Area School District located in Shickshinny, PA. It has 539 students in grades 7th through 12th. Northwest Area High School is the 478th largest public high school in Pennsylvania and the 10,047th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 12.2 to 1.

Total Students: 539
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 44

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Northwest Area High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 273
(51%)
273
(51%)
 Female 266
(49%)
266
(49%)

Northwest Area High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 526
(98%)
526
(98%)
 Black 6
(1%)
6
(1%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
4
(1%)
 Hispanic 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Northwest Area High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 357
(66%)
357
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 141
(26%)
141
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 41
(8%)
41
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Northwest Area High School is ranked 448th out of 0 ranked schools in Pennsylvania, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Northwest Area High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (33.8%) is slightly lower than the state average of 37.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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 Area High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 668
2006 698
2007 652
2008 647
2009 627
2010 600
2011 544
2012 539

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.2
2006 15.9
2007 6.3
2008 13.8
2009 13.6
2010 14
2011 12.7
2012 12.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.37275449101796
2006 0.35100286532951
2007 0.35276073619632
2008 0.35548686244204
2009 0.33652312599681
2010 0.33666666666667
2011 0.29963235294118
2012 0.33766233766234

Compare Northwest Area High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,220.0% 12.2:1
 
1,399.9% 14.0:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 33.8%
 
State Average 37.7%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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