Northwest

Public K-5

 45 Stearns Avenue
       Leominster, MA  01453


(978) 534-7756

District: Leominster

SchoolDigger Rank:
661st of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,164 Help


Students who attend Northwest usually attend:

Middle:    Sky View Middle School
High:    Leominster High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.9 Help
Number of students:  727

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
48.4%
White:
37.0%
African American:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.2% Help


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Compare Details Northwest ranks worse than 71.2% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Leominster School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Northwest has the largest elementary school student body size in the Leominster School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (48.4%), White (37%), African American (7%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwest is 13.9. 4 elementary schools in the Leominster School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northwest is $13,164, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the Leominster School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Northwest:

SchoolDigger ranks Northwest 661st of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Northwest in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Homeless students:
Female students:
Male students:
African American students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Leominster:

SchoolDigger ranks Leominster 247th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northwest

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Rank History for all students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 28.10 658th 884 25.6%
2004 27.02 671st 882 23.9%
2005 28.40 656th 887 26.0%
2006 27.69 700th 911 23.2%
2007 34.07 665th 911 27.0%
2008 26.44 720th 908 20.7%
2009 27.68 714th 909 21.5%
2010 37.35 632nd 920 31.3%
2011 42.65 590th 924 36.1%
2012 43.70 578th 930 37.8%
2013 49.35 518th 928 44.2%
2014 48.55 537th 926 42.0%
2015 50.92 483rd 914 47.2%
2016 51.15 496th 932 46.8%
2017 23.30 754th 938 19.6%
2018 27.18 712th 934 23.8%
2019 26.55 733rd 942 22.2%
2021 23.40 718th 936 23.3%
2022 24.82 702nd 932 24.7%
2023 28.67 661st 928 28.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.46 107th 244 56.1%
2019 28.81 198th 258 23.3%
2021 55.05 49th 240 79.6%
2022 23.21 254th 267 4.9%
2023 40.03 151st 264 42.8%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.94 677th 886 23.6%
2019 24.78 757th 896 15.5%
2021 28.58 679th 894 24.0%
2022 32.94 643rd 905 29.0%
2023 28.94 501st 703 28.7%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.16 543rd 685 20.7%
2019 25.93 581st 700 17.0%
2021 33.43 485th 705 31.2%
2022 36.43 523rd 772 32.3%
2023 36.06 517th 757 31.7%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 55.35 8th 17 52.9%
2021 53.34 8th 17 52.9%
2023 69.43 3rd 12 75.0%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Homeless Students!

Rank History for Female students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.75 665th 893 25.5%
2019 25.42 719th 902 20.3%
2021 27.16 660th 898 26.5%
2022 26.39 675th 901 25.1%
2023 27.52 655th 887 26.2%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.69 287th 656 56.3%
2019 41.20 359th 665 46.0%
2021 28.60 460th 632 27.2%
2022 36.59 399th 672 40.6%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for Male students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.16 692nd 898 22.9%
2019 30.29 680th 907 25.0%
2021 22.13 707th 904 21.8%
2022 25.00 703rd 908 22.6%
2023 31.86 629th 896 29.8%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Tested In Person students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 22.78 714th 925 22.8%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 35.87 232nd 399 41.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 21.55 156th 173 9.8%
2023 55.39 66th 167 60.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.17 240th 379 36.7%
2019 31.98 300th 398 24.6%
2021 45.46 174th 379 54.1%
2022 45.98 183rd 401 54.4%
2023 51.65 159th 420 62.1%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Northwest

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.86 572nd 772 25.9%
2019 33.41 579th 780 25.8%
2021 21.99 656th 765 14.2%
2022 25.99 608th 764 20.4%
2023 30.66 576th 762 24.4%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Northwest

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 352 5 4 13 0 n/a n/a 0 374
1989 379 11 5 15 0 n/a n/a 0 410
1990 385 11 5 17 0 n/a n/a 0 418
1991 408 6 4 24 2 n/a n/a 0 444
1992 815 17 13 95 5 n/a n/a 0 945
1993 781 20 12 81 5 n/a n/a 0 899
1994 819 20 15 92 4 n/a n/a 0 950
1995 630 24 7 110 4 n/a n/a 0 775
1996 630 24 7 110 4 n/a n/a 0 775
1997 658 41 9 106 3 n/a n/a 0 817
1998 680 35 13 129 4 n/a n/a 0 861
1999 670 35 20 131 2 n/a n/a 0 858
2000 637 42 22 141 1 n/a n/a 0 843
2001 552 31 41 124 2 n/a n/a 0 750
2002 532 33 46 145 4 n/a n/a 0 760
2003 532 33 46 145 4 n/a n/a 0 760
2004 406 39 28 131 5 n/a n/a 0 609
2005 448 39 31 163 3 n/a n/a 0 684
2006 393 43 31 164 7 n/a n/a 3 641
2007 424 41 24 147 5 n/a n/a 6 647
2008 434 51 19 149 2 n/a n/a 11 666
2009 450 45 18 170 2 0 12 0 697
2010 461 45 20 173 2 0 11 0 712
2011 464 41 18 195 0 0 18 0 736
2012 412 39 21 181 0 0 21 0 674
2013 397 33 15 208 1 0 20 0 674
2014 399 42 19 203 0 0 21 0 684
2015 396 36 14 204 1 0 26 0 677
2016 371 35 14 226 1 0 29 0 676
2017 360 37 11 252 0 0 32 0 692
2018 339 43 13 253 0 0 37 0 685
2019 328 31 14 258 0 0 41 0 672
2020 290 37 16 293 0 0 43 0 679
2021 275 45 18 306 0 0 32 0 676
2022 252 46 20 326 0 0 32 0 676
2023 269 51 26 352 0 0 29 0 727

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 Northwest

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 374 n/a n/a n/a
1989 410 n/a n/a n/a
1990 418 n/a n/a n/a
1991 444 n/a n/a n/a
1992 945 n/a n/a n/a
1993 899 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 950 n/a n/a n/a
1995 775 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 775 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 817 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 861 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 858 n/a 0.0 29.3
2000 843 n/a 0.0 28.4
2001 750 n/a 0.0 32.1
2002 760 n/a n/a 37
2003 760 n/a n/a 37
2004 609 41.4 14.7 39.9
2005 684 43.2 15.8 44.9
2006 641 43.6 14.7 44.4
2007 647 41.0 15.8 44.3
2008 666 42.5 15.7 45.2
2009 697 42.5 16.4 44.9
2010 712 45.0 15.8 44
2011 736 48.5 15.1 51.4
2012 674 49.0 13.7 48.4
2013 674 49.0 13.7 53
2014 684 49.0 13.9 55.3
2015 677 47.0 14.4 54.2
2016 676 50.0 13.5 n/a
2017 692 48.0 14.3 n/a
2018 685 44.0 15.5 n/a
2019 672 47.0 14.2 n/a
2020 679 45.0 15.0 n/a
2021 676 42.0 16.0 n/a
2022 676 47.9 14.0 n/a
2023 727 52.0 13.9 n/a

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 Northwest

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 374 n/a n/a n/a
1989 410 n/a n/a n/a
1990 418 n/a n/a n/a
1991 444 n/a n/a n/a
1992 945 n/a n/a n/a
1993 899 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 950 n/a n/a n/a
1995 775 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 775 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 817 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 861 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 858 n/a 0.0 29.3
2000 843 n/a 0.0 28.4
2001 750 n/a 0.0 32.1
2002 760 n/a n/a 37
2003 760 n/a n/a 37
2004 609 41.4 14.7 39.9
2005 684 43.2 15.8 44.9
2006 641 43.6 14.7 44.4
2007 647 41.0 15.8 44.3
2008 666 42.5 15.7 45.2
2009 697 42.5 16.4 44.9
2010 712 45.0 15.8 44
2011 736 48.5 15.1 51.4
2012 674 49.0 13.7 48.4
2013 674 49.0 13.7 53
2014 684 49.0 13.9 55.3
2015 677 47.0 14.4 54.2
2016 676 50.0 13.5 n/a
2017 692 48.0 14.3 n/a
2018 685 44.0 15.5 n/a
2019 672 47.0 14.2 n/a
2020 679 45.0 15.0 n/a
2021 676 42.0 16.0 n/a
2022 676 47.9 14.0 n/a
2023 727 52.0 13.9 n/a

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Northwest

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $575 (4.4%) $12,355 (95.6%) $12,930
2020 $471 (3.7%) $12,146 (96.3%) $12,617
2021 $872 (6.6%) $12,292 (93.4%) $13,164

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwest

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 733rd of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 661st of 928 Elementary schools
 6.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Northwest)4332.5
 10.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Leominster)4940
 9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Northwest)4434.2
 9.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Leominster)5043.2
 6.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Northwest)2525
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Leominster)4536.6
 8.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Northwest)4332.6
 10.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Leominster)4742.3
 4.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Northwest)3834.7
 3.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Leominster)4442.1
 1.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Northwest)3630.3
 5.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Leominster)4941.2
 7.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Northwest)4026.9
 13.1%
   5th Grade Science (Leominster)5139.9
 11.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Northwest)3530.6
 4.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Leominster)4235.4
 6.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Northwest)4132.4
 8.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Leominster)4735.8
 11.2%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Northwest)4026.9
 13.1%
   All Grades Science (Leominster)5036.1
 13.9%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.2
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students672727
 8.2%
African American3151
 64.5%
American Indian00
Asian1426
 85.7%
Hispanic258352
 36.4%
Pacific Islander00
White328269
 18%
Two or More Races4129
 29.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Northwest

Students who attend Northwest usually go on to attend:

Middle : Sky View Middle School
High : Leominster High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 727 students attended Northwest.

Northwest ranks 661st of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Northwest are 48% Hispanic, 37% White, 7% African American, 4% Two or more races, 4% Asian.


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