Northwest High

Public 9-12

 13501 Richter Farm Rd
       Germantown, MD  20874


(240) 740-7100

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
33rd of 127 Maryland High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,316 Help


Feeder schools for Northwest High:

Elementary:    Clopper Mill Elementary
    Darnestown Elementary
    Diamond Elementary
    Dr. Ronald E. McNair Elementary
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Middle:    Kingsview Middle
    Lakelands Park Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1 Help
Number of students:  2,484

Racial breakdown:

African American:
26.7%
Hispanic:
23.9%
White:
23.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Northwest High ranks better than 74% of high schools in Maryland. It also ranks 6th among 12 ranked high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Northwest High is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (26.7%), Hispanic (23.9%), White (23.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwest High is 17.1. 16 high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northwest High is $14,316. 24 high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Northwest High was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Northwest High 33rd of 127 Maryland public high schools. (See Northwest High in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 6th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Northwest High

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Rank History for all students at Northwest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 48.52 86th 201 57.2%
2005 65.36 44th 204 78.4%
2006 58.00 83rd 204 59.3%
2007 63.81 72nd 209 65.6%
2008 66.54 97th 214 54.7%
2009 65.04 106th 213 50.2%
2010 62.08 111th 220 49.5%
2011 68.31 69th 183 62.3%
2012 68.63 70th 187 62.6%
2013 70.53 65th 185 64.9%
2014 74.03 72nd 231 68.8%
2015 59.85 78th 233 66.5%
2016 59.21 83rd 233 64.4%
2017 57.70 58th 180 67.8%
2018 68.02 35th 197 82.2%
2019 57.01 52nd 138 62.3%
2021 70.59 11th 32 65.6%
2022 58.53 43rd 225 80.9%
2023 57.98 33rd 127 74.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Northwest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 68.91 12th 35 65.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Northwest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 61.72 10th 25 60.0%
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Rank History for White students at Northwest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 70.18 17th 40 57.5%
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Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of 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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Enrollment information for Northwest High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 476 237 80 73 4 n/a n/a 0 870
2000 663 322 123 107 6 n/a n/a 0 1221
2001 736 383 147 121 7 n/a n/a 0 1394
2002 810 506 233 178 5 n/a n/a 0 1732
2003 810 506 233 178 5 n/a n/a 0 1732
2004 802 541 251 181 3 n/a n/a 0 1778
2005 843 569 289 220 3 n/a n/a 0 1924
2006 793 558 333 273 5 n/a n/a 0 1962
2007 779 579 333 297 5 n/a n/a 0 1993
2008 744 603 355 335 7 n/a n/a 0 2044
2009 722 619 337 341 6 n/a n/a 0 2025
2010 716 622 349 351 8 n/a n/a 0 2046
2011 671 576 351 407 4 0 88 0 2097
2012 644 544 373 414 6 0 87 0 2068
2013 617 551 380 413 6 0 95 0 2062
2014 590 535 362 416 4 0 104 0 2011
2015 602 582 374 430 3 0 119 0 2110
2016 650 634 407 447 2 0 115 0 2255
2017 685 631 434 453 2 1 127 0 2333
2018 702 660 501 515 3 1 126 0 2508
2019 695 665 546 561 3 1 115 0 2586
2020 684 645 559 605 2 2 126 0 2623
2021 655 674 551 588 1 0 129 0 2598
2022 608 664 536 583 0 0 127 1 2519
2023 577 663 512 594 2 2 126 8 2484

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 High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 870 55.8 15.6 13
2000 1221 69.4 17.6 10.4
2001 1394 80.1 17.4 8.5
2002 1732 87.2 19.9 8
2003 1732 87.2 19.9 8
2004 1778 102.2 17.4 9.2
2005 1924 102.0 18.9 11.5
2006 1962 102.0 19.2 13.2
2007 1993 114.2 17.5 14.9
2008 2044 113.5 18.0 16.4
2009 2025 118.6 17.1 16.2
2010 2046 117.3 17.4 20.9
2011 2097 116.5 18.0 23.3
2012 2068 119.2 17.3 24.5
2013 2062 120.4 17.1 26.2
2014 2011 120.0 16.7 26.6
2015 2110 123.0 17.1 27.7
2016 2255 124.0 18.1 26
2017 2333 137.6 16.9 24.9
2018 2508 140.8 17.8 22.8
2019 2586 148.4 17.4 22.2
2020 2623 154.0 17.0 22.3
2021 2598 150.6 17.2 27
2022 2519 145.4 17.3 29.1
2023 2484 144.8 17.1 39.1

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 High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 870 55.8 15.6 13
2000 1221 69.4 17.6 10.4
2001 1394 80.1 17.4 8.5
2002 1732 87.2 19.9 8
2003 1732 87.2 19.9 8
2004 1778 102.2 17.4 9.2
2005 1924 102.0 18.9 11.5
2006 1962 102.0 19.2 13.2
2007 1993 114.2 17.5 14.9
2008 2044 113.5 18.0 16.4
2009 2025 118.6 17.1 16.2
2010 2046 117.3 17.4 20.9
2011 2097 116.5 18.0 23.3
2012 2068 119.2 17.3 24.5
2013 2062 120.4 17.1 26.2
2014 2011 120.0 16.7 26.6
2015 2110 123.0 17.1 27.7
2016 2255 124.0 18.1 26
2017 2333 137.6 16.9 24.9
2018 2508 140.8 17.8 22.8
2019 2586 148.4 17.4 22.2
2020 2623 154.0 17.0 22.3
2021 2598 150.6 17.2 27
2022 2519 145.4 17.3 29.1
2023 2484 144.8 17.1 39.1

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 High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $615 (4.6%) $12,644 (95.4%) $13,259
2020 $623 (4.5%) $13,135 (95.5%) $13,759
2021 $863 (6.0%) $13,454 (94.0%) $14,316

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwest High

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)
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Ranks 52nd of 138 High schoolsRanks 33rd of 127 High schools
 11.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students25862484
 3.9%
African American665663
 0.3%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian546512
 6.2%
Hispanic561594
 5.9%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White695577
 17%
Two or More Races115126
 9.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.2%39.1%
 16.9%


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Northwest High ranks 33rd of 127 Maryland high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,484 students attended Northwest High.

Students at Northwest High are 27% African American, 24% Hispanic, 23% White, 21% Asian, 5% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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