Northwestern Elementary School

Public K-6

 4223 W Rd 350 N
       Kokomo, IN  46901


(765) 454-2335

District: Northwestern School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
221st of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,881 Help


Students who attend Northwestern Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Northwestern Middle School
High:    Northwestern Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.1 Help
Number of students:  677

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.4%
Hispanic:
3.2%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.8% Help


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Compare Details Northwestern Elementary School ranks better than 78.1% of elementary schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.01. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (93.4%), Hispanic (3.2%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwestern Elementary School is 18.1. (See more...)
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Compare Northwestern Elementary School employs 37.2 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northwestern Elementary School is $7,881.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Northwestern Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Northwestern School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Northwestern School Corp 77th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northwestern Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.76 30th 326 90.8%
2005 84.27 87th 959 90.9%
2006 89.09 48th 961 95.0%
2007 85.72 75th 985 92.4%
2008 88.82 48th 996 95.2%
2009 82.54 106th 1003 89.4%
2010 78.26 162nd 1009 83.9%
2011 74.11 227th 1025 77.9%
2012 74.44 229th 1015 77.4%
2013 67.65 344th 1035 66.8%
2014 52.85 582nd 1036 43.8%
2015 57.46 482nd 1040 53.7%
2016 59.21 490th 1046 53.2%
2017 70.56 296th 1033 71.3%
2018 67.65 343rd 1027 66.6%
2019 58.95 439th 1031 57.4%
2021 76.61 211th 1016 79.2%
2022 82.25 150th 1020 85.3%
2023 76.01 220th 1016 78.3%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, October 22, 2018

Open Quote Outstanding staff, administration, and even food and janitorial staff! An award-winning school not just because they inspire kids to want to learn, but because they care about the children who go there. The academics are stellar (see their rankings vs. the state average), but the extra-curricular opportunities are also great.

The one star review couldn't be more wrong. However, just look at it and you can guess who the problem was!! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Open Quote Very uncaring disrespectful to me and treated my child poorly. They always kept her in at recess almost every day for falling behind instead of sending it home for me to help her when I requested it, and our pediatrician said that was not good for her she needed that downtime. They however did not care they were just rude and treated us like a number or robot not as human beings with feelings Principle uncaring and just plain hateful I fell sorry for anyone who comes in contact with this school your child will be treated like she has a plague if she is not perfect and get all A's. You can jump through all the hoops they give and still not good enough if you don't bow down to their pacific demands even when your pediatrician backs you up your still wrong. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Northwestern Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 595 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 598
1989 607 7 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 620
1990 605 7 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 614
1991 634 3 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 640
1992 569 6 6 7 0 n/a n/a 0 588
1993 600 6 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 615
1994 605 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 609
1995 643 2 6 2 4 n/a n/a 1 658
1996 643 2 6 2 4 n/a n/a 1 658
1997 636 4 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 646
1998 598 4 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 608
1999 602 3 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 613
2000 614 8 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 632
2001 595 7 12 6 3 n/a n/a 0 623
2002 576 5 5 8 4 n/a n/a 0 598
2003 576 5 5 8 4 n/a n/a 0 598
2004 544 4 5 7 1 n/a n/a 0 561
2005 550 3 8 7 1 n/a n/a 0 569
2006 551 4 9 11 1 n/a n/a 0 576
2007 529 2 11 12 1 n/a n/a 9 564
2008 536 3 13 11 1 n/a n/a 10 574
2009 521 3 11 11 2 n/a n/a 9 557
2010 521 3 10 6 2 n/a n/a 11 553
2011 532 4 7 16 1 0 26 0 586
2012 565 3 6 10 3 0 34 0 621
2013 565 2 5 19 1 0 29 0 621
2014 579 5 8 16 1 0 26 0 635
2015 575 7 5 21 1 0 34 0 643
2016 595 12 5 25 2 0 38 0 677
2017 603 10 3 18 2 0 38 0 674
2018 618 14 1 16 2 0 38 0 689
2019 617 12 1 13 2 0 28 0 673
2020 621 12 2 12 0 0 27 0 674
2021 594 11 3 10 1 0 24 0 643
2022 638 6 2 14 1 0 15 0 676
2023 632 4 1 22 1 0 17 0 677

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Northwestern Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 598 33.8 17.6 4.2
1989 620 33.9 18.2 4.2
1990 614 32.9 18.6 0
1991 640 31.8 20.1 5.2
1992 588 35.2 16.7 2.7
1993 615 34.2 18.0 6
1994 609 34.1 17.9 5.1
1995 658 35.5 18.5 6.4
1996 658 35.5 18.5 6.4
1997 646 36.6 17.7 4.8
1998 608 36.3 16.7 3.9
1999 613 36.6 16.7 7.7
2000 632 36.2 17.5 6.3
2001 623 35.5 17.5 9
2002 598 34.4 17.4 12
2003 598 34.4 17.4 12
2004 561 33.7 16.6 8.2
2005 569 33.7 16.9 7.7
2006 576 33.0 17.5 9
2007 564 n/a n/a 11.7
2008 574 31.4 18.3 12.9
2009 557 31.5 17.7 14.1
2010 553 31.1 17.7 23.1
2011 586 34.3 17.0 25.9
2012 621 35.6 17.4 26.4
2013 621 36.0 17.2 26.4
2014 635 36.0 17.6 25
2015 643 34.0 18.9 25
2016 677 34.0 19.9 23.2
2017 674 34.1 19.7 19.3
2018 689 35.2 19.5 20.6
2019 673 35.6 18.8 20.1
2020 674 35.0 19.2 22.6
2021 643 37.3 17.2 22.6
2022 676 38.2 17.6 19.8
2023 677 37.2 18.1 27.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Northwestern Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 598 33.8 17.6 4.2
1989 620 33.9 18.2 4.2
1990 614 32.9 18.6 0
1991 640 31.8 20.1 5.2
1992 588 35.2 16.7 2.7
1993 615 34.2 18.0 6
1994 609 34.1 17.9 5.1
1995 658 35.5 18.5 6.4
1996 658 35.5 18.5 6.4
1997 646 36.6 17.7 4.8
1998 608 36.3 16.7 3.9
1999 613 36.6 16.7 7.7
2000 632 36.2 17.5 6.3
2001 623 35.5 17.5 9
2002 598 34.4 17.4 12
2003 598 34.4 17.4 12
2004 561 33.7 16.6 8.2
2005 569 33.7 16.9 7.7
2006 576 33.0 17.5 9
2007 564 n/a n/a 11.7
2008 574 31.4 18.3 12.9
2009 557 31.5 17.7 14.1
2010 553 31.1 17.7 23.1
2011 586 34.3 17.0 25.9
2012 621 35.6 17.4 26.4
2013 621 36.0 17.2 26.4
2014 635 36.0 17.6 25
2015 643 34.0 18.9 25
2016 677 34.0 19.9 23.2
2017 674 34.1 19.7 19.3
2018 689 35.2 19.5 20.6
2019 673 35.6 18.8 20.1
2020 674 35.0 19.2 22.6
2021 643 37.3 17.2 22.6
2022 676 38.2 17.6 19.8
2023 677 37.2 18.1 27.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Northwestern Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $57 (0.8%) $7,116 (99.2%) $7,173
2020 $05 (0.1%) $7,578 (99.9%) $7,582
2021 $141 (1.9%) $7,428 (98.1%) $7,569
2022 $420 (5.3%) $7,461 (94.7%) $7,881

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwestern Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 439th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 220th of 1016 Elementary schools
 20.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern Elementary School)51.747.3
 4.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern School Corp)52.543.4
 9.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Northwestern Elementary School)64.458.7
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Northwestern School Corp)62.559.1
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern Elementary School)46.154.1
 8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern School Corp)46.547.2
 0.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Northwestern Elementary School)39.268.2
 29%
   4th Grade Math (Northwestern School Corp)41.559.2
 17.7%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Northwestern Elementary School)53.964.7
 10.8%
   4th Grade Science (Northwestern School Corp)52.154.4
 2.3%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern Elementary School)41.255.5
 14.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern School Corp)46.747.4
 0.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Northwestern Elementary School)40.258.2
 18%
   5th Grade Math (Northwestern School Corp)45.248.7
 3.5%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Northwestern Elementary School)52.949.1
 3.8%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Northwestern School Corp)54.840.3
 14.5%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern Elementary School)64.645.4
 19.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern School Corp)58.639.5
 19.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Northwestern Elementary School)52.536.1
 16.4%
   6th Grade Math (Northwestern School Corp)51.433.3
 18.1%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Northwestern Elementary School)51.543.7
 7.8%
   6th Grade Science (Northwestern School Corp)49.338.9
 10.4%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students673677
 0.6%
African American124
 66.7%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian11
Hispanic1322
 69.2%
Pacific Islander00
White617632
 2.4%
Two or More Races2817
 39.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.1%27.8%
 7.7%


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Students at Northwestern Elementary School are 93% White, 3% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

Northwestern Elementary School ranks 221st of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 677 students attended Northwestern Elementary School.

Students who attend Northwestern Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Northwestern Middle School
High : Northwestern Senior High School


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