Northwest School of the Arts

Public, Magnet, Alternative 6-12

 1415 Beatties Ford Rd
       Charlotte, NC  28216-4549


 (980) 343-5500

 School Website

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.6
Number of students:  1,017

Racial breakdown:
African American:
49.2%
White:
37.2%
Hispanic:
6.0%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.1%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Northwest School of the Arts ranked better than 86.5% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.01. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Northwest School of the Arts ranked better than 89.3% of high schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.47. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Northwest School of the Arts has the largest alternative school student body size in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. Racial makeup is: African American (49.2%), White (37.2%), Hispanic (6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 38.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwest School of the Arts is 16.6. 7 alternative schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Northwest School of the Arts employs 61 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Northwest School of the Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks Northwest School of the Arts 93rd of 691 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Northwest School of the Arts in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Northwest School of the Arts 50th of 469 North Carolina public high schools. (See Northwest School of the Arts in the ranking list.)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 108th of 199 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northwest School of the Arts

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 54.09 318th 598 46.8%
2007 56.43 304th 606 49.8%
2008 54.89 310th 620 50.0%
2009 61.27 283rd 630 55.1%
2010 62.20 268th 640 58.1%
2011 73.20 166th 648 74.4%
2012 77.95 112th 662 83.1%
2013 75.59 135th 673 79.9%
2014 82.25 94th 627 85.0%
2015 84.82 86th 705 87.8%
2016 85.51 70th 692 89.9%
2017 83.12 91st 694 86.9%
2018 82.01 93rd 691 86.5%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Northwest School of the Arts

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 35.60 325th 431 24.6%
2007 61.79 126th 453 72.2%
2008 46.71 276th 477 42.1%
2009 49.80 256th 490 47.8%
2010 57.06 219th 499 56.1%
2011 72.22 71st 506 86.0%
2012 74.77 45th 502 91.0%
2013 58.59 84th 505 83.4%
2014 59.28 119th 451 73.6%
2015 84.49 22nd 531 95.9%
2016 79.44 38th 507 92.5%
2017 84.62 29th 476 93.9%
2018 81.47 50th 469 89.3%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Open Quote Northwest School of the Arts provides rigorous training in the visual and performing arts while requiring high academic achievement in the core subjects. The school climate provides a diverse student population with a safe and supportive environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to express their individuality. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Northwest School of the Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 254 264 3 2 9 n/a n/a 0 532
1989 244 233 4 2 12 n/a n/a 0 495
1990 240 235 2 1 8 n/a n/a 0 486
1991 205 257 0 0 4 n/a n/a 0 466
1992 188 279 1 1 7 n/a n/a n/a 475
1993 166 247 7 2 6 n/a n/a 0 428
1994 256 252 7 6 2 n/a n/a 0 523
1995 430 335 4 10 2 n/a n/a 0 781
1996 430 335 4 10 2 n/a n/a 0 781
1997 546 353 3 14 1 n/a n/a 0 917
1998 646 425 10 15 2 n/a n/a 0 1098
1999 668 496 9 17 3 n/a n/a 0 1193
2000 672 486 6 19 4 n/a n/a 0 1187
2001 636 532 10 16 6 n/a n/a 0 1200
2002 561 577 13 22 6 n/a n/a 0 1179
2003 561 577 13 22 6 n/a n/a 0 1179
2004 486 650 14 26 7 n/a n/a 0 1183
2005 435 666 12 25 11 n/a n/a 0 1149
2006 447 648 15 37 10 n/a n/a 0 1157
2007 436 560 9 41 5 n/a n/a 27 1078
2008 417 547 12 59 6 n/a n/a 32 1073
2009 435 651 13 61 6 n/a n/a 0 1166
2010 419 593 17 56 7 n/a n/a 0 1092
2011 393 448 21 51 4 0 48 0 965
2012 384 485 9 60 4 0 39 0 981
2013 364 493 9 62 5 0 48 0 981
2014 370 481 12 69 4 0 47 0 983
2015 380 499 13 73 4 0 50 0 1019
2016 378 500 16 61 6 1 55 0 1017

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 School of the Arts

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 532 33.0 16.1 40.4
1989 495 31.0 15.9 46.5
1990 486 32.0 15.1 53.3
1991 466 38.0 12.2 55.6
1992 475 38.0 12.5 30.9
1993 428 28.0 15.3 42.5
1994 523 43.0 12.2 40.5
1995 781 51.0 15.3 22.0
1996 781 51.0 15.3 22.0
1997 917 55.0 16.7 20.1
1998 1098 73.0 15.0 17.2
1999 1193 73.0 16.3 22.7
2000 1187 73.0 16.3 26.8
2001 1200 73.0 16.4 25.8
2002 1179 73.0 16.2 30.2
2003 1179 73.0 16.2 30.2
2004 1183 73.0 16.2 34.7
2005 1149 73.0 15.7 42.1
2006 1157 73.0 15.8 38.9
2007 1078 74.5 14.5 33.2
2008 1073 74.0 14.5 37.5
2009 1166 75.0 15.5 36.5
2010 1092 70.6 15.4 39.7
2011 965 54.2 17.7 39.8
2012 981 57.6 17.0 43.5
2013 981 58.7 16.6 43.9
2014 983 54.1 18.1 41.6
2015 1019 59.0 17.2 41.7
2016 1017 61.0 16.6 38.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Northwest School of the Arts

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 532 33.0 16.1 40.4
1989 495 31.0 15.9 46.5
1990 486 32.0 15.1 53.3
1991 466 38.0 12.2 55.6
1992 475 38.0 12.5 30.9
1993 428 28.0 15.3 42.5
1994 523 43.0 12.2 40.5
1995 781 51.0 15.3 22.0
1996 781 51.0 15.3 22.0
1997 917 55.0 16.7 20.1
1998 1098 73.0 15.0 17.2
1999 1193 73.0 16.3 22.7
2000 1187 73.0 16.3 26.8
2001 1200 73.0 16.4 25.8
2002 1179 73.0 16.2 30.2
2003 1179 73.0 16.2 30.2
2004 1183 73.0 16.2 34.7
2005 1149 73.0 15.7 42.1
2006 1157 73.0 15.8 38.9
2007 1078 74.5 14.5 33.2
2008 1073 74.0 14.5 37.5
2009 1166 75.0 15.5 36.5
2010 1092 70.6 15.4 39.7
2011 965 54.2 17.7 39.8
2012 981 57.6 17.0 43.5
2013 981 58.7 16.6 43.9
2014 983 54.1 18.1 41.6
2015 1019 59.0 17.2 41.7
2016 1017 61.0 16.6 38.1

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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