Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Summary:

Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada, part of the Clark County School District. With a diverse student population, the school consistently ranks among the top high schools in Nevada, outperforming nearby schools like Cheyenne High School and Cimarron-Memorial High School.

Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School's academic performance is exceptional, ranking 14th out of 96 schools in the state and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's test scores are notably higher than district and state averages, with 36.1% of students proficient or better in the EOC Science Exam, compared to 18.7% for the district and 20.1% for the state. Additionally, 81.8% of 11th graders were proficient or better in ACT English, far exceeding the 45.9% rate for the district and state.

Despite serving a high percentage of students from low-income backgrounds, with 100% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School continues to excel. This is a testament to the school's dedication to providing a high-quality education to its diverse student population, which includes a higher percentage of Hispanic and Asian students compared to nearby schools. The school's consistent performance and ability to outpace its counterparts make it a standout institution in the Las Vegas area.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 8200 W Tropical Pkwy
       Las Vegas, NV  89149


(702) 799-4640

District: Clark County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
14th of 96 Nevada High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,595 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  23.4 Help
Number of students:  1,923

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
40.2%
White:
31.2%
Asian:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School ranks better than 85.4% of high schools in Nevada. It also ranks 8th among 46 ranked high schools in the Clark County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (40.2%), White (31.2%), Asian (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School is 23.4, which is the 31st best among 46 high schools in the Clark County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School is $7,595. 52 high schools in the Clark County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School 14th of 96 Nevada public high schools. (See Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School in the ranking list.)

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Clark County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Clark County School District 7th of 12 Nevada school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

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Rank History for all students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 90.44 4th 69 94.2%
2012 90.66 8th 71 88.7%
2013 89.28 6th 110 94.5%
2014 89.40 7th 105 93.3%
2015 89.16 9th 107 91.6%
2016 90.76 10th 113 91.2%
2017 80.85 15th 125 88.0%
2018 86.26 11th 118 90.7%
2019 94.31 10th 136 92.6%
2021 86.00 14th 101 86.1%
2022 78.44 21st 96 78.1%
2023 84.32 14th 96 85.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 64.21 19th 50 62.0%
2018 82.02 6th 52 88.5%
2019 96.21 2nd 56 96.4%
2021 67.28 7th 19 63.2%
2022 72.91 4th 21 81.0%
2023 77.57 4th 17 76.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 49.80 30th 57 47.4%
2018 99.53 1st 60 98.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 70.66 15th 75 80.0%
2018 93.45 7th 99 92.9%
2019 98.81 5th 109 95.4%
2021 89.81 7th 52 86.5%
2022 82.25 6th 38 84.2%
2023 71.76 11th 48 77.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 59.84 32nd 80 60.0%
2018 81.96 12th 99 87.9%
2019 94.13 8th 121 93.4%
2021 80.42 18th 73 75.3%
2022 79.49 14th 67 79.1%
2023 79.74 17th 70 75.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 59.49 30th 79 62.0%
2018 88.76 9th 108 91.7%
2019 97.49 7th 126 94.4%
2021 87.97 9th 75 88.0%
2022 88.89 8th 75 89.3%
2023 86.28 9th 75 88.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 46.03 30th 44 31.8%
2018 85.01 8th 49 83.7%
2019 90.46 4th 53 92.5%
2021 58.57 13th 27 51.9%
2023 73.41 7th 26 73.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 70.97 13th 46 71.7%
2018 94.68 4th 54 92.6%
2019 97.51 3rd 56 94.6%
2022 68.24 2nd 4 50.0%
2023 97.17 1st 5 80.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 70.77 20th 73 72.6%
2018 94.23 6th 92 93.5%
2019 97.33 8th 110 92.7%
2021 90.72 9th 52 82.7%
2022 84.04 7th 46 84.8%
2023 86.30 7th 50 86.0%
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Rank History for White students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 51.33 43rd 78 44.9%
2018 77.61 19th 100 81.0%
2019 95.88 7th 117 94.0%
2021 87.55 10th 75 86.7%
2022 88.29 4th 66 93.9%
2023 86.42 9th 62 85.5%
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Data source: test scores: Nevada 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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Data source: Nevada Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Open Quote I’m very concerned, because today I experienced the idea that this school prioritizes the holes in my sons jeans rather thank his education.
My son accidentally took a pair of jeans that had holes on the pant leg. Although you could not see his skin through the holes, I received a call from a rude dean that my son was in her office for the jeans. She proceeded to accuse me of needing money and not being able to afford a decent pair of jeans for my son. However, his jeans are not about needing money, they are styled that way due to the crazy fashion.
I prioritize and focus on my sons education and all I asked was for him to stay in school and not miss class. Nonetheless, my son is at the school I am already receiving notifications from campusportal about the work he is missing
I asked to speak with the principal but they say she will return my call tomorrow Close Quote



Enrollment information for Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 649 192 155 306 12 n/a n/a 0 1314
2010 832 218 213 404 11 n/a n/a 0 1678
2011 865 178 177 496 9 32 124 0 1881
2012 893 175 210 491 12 30 142 0 1953
2013 839 163 249 486 9 26 151 0 1923
2014 808 152 260 489 6 23 131 0 1869
2015 798 152 247 509 6 23 122 0 1857
2016 725 138 260 567 3 31 124 0 1848
2017 635 158 237 645 6 35 110 0 1826
2018 597 163 233 668 9 32 140 0 1842
2019 593 168 226 696 8 29 138 0 1858
2020 614 167 219 718 6 29 140 0 1893
2021 635 174 200 764 4 32 147 0 1956
2022 607 164 190 791 3 30 149 0 1934
2023 600 162 178 773 5 33 172 0 1923

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 Career-Technical Academy High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 1314 65.0 20.2 20.7
2010 1678 80.0 20.9 21.5
2011 1881 86.0 21.8 29.1
2012 1953 87.0 22.4 30.9
2013 1923 87.0 22.1 28
2014 1869 87.0 21.4 27.7
2015 1857 87.0 21.3 26
2016 1848 85.0 21.7 35.6
2017 1826 85.0 21.4 38.6
2018 1842 82.0 22.4 34.5
2019 1858 74.0 25.1 36.4
2020 1893 80.0 23.6 34.9
2021 1956 82.0 23.8 43.4
2022 1934 n/a n/a n/a
2023 1923 82.0 23.4 100

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 Career-Technical Academy High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 1314 65.0 20.2 20.7
2010 1678 80.0 20.9 21.5
2011 1881 86.0 21.8 29.1
2012 1953 87.0 22.4 30.9
2013 1923 87.0 22.1 28
2014 1869 87.0 21.4 27.7
2015 1857 87.0 21.3 26
2016 1848 85.0 21.7 35.6
2017 1826 85.0 21.4 38.6
2018 1842 82.0 22.4 34.5
2019 1858 74.0 25.1 36.4
2020 1893 80.0 23.6 34.9
2021 1956 82.0 23.8 43.4
2022 1934 n/a n/a n/a
2023 1923 82.0 23.4 100

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 Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $116 (1.6%) $7,196 (98.4%) $7,312
2020 $116 (1.6%) $7,140 (98.4%) $7,256
2021 $661 (8.7%) $6,934 (91.3%) $7,595

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 10th of 136 High schoolsRanks 14th of 96 High schools
 7.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade Science (Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School)53.636.2
 17.4%
   9th Grade Science (Clark County School District)27.619.6
 8%
   9th Grade Science (Nevada)27.721.1
 6.6%
11th Grade Mathematics (Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School)57.638.9
 18.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Clark County School District)24.519.2
 5.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nevada)25.519.7
 5.8%
11th Grade English (Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School)91.581.8
 9.7%
   11th Grade English (Clark County School District)46.245.9
 0.3%
   11th Grade English (Nevada)46.745.9
 0.8%
All Grades Science (Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School)53.736.1
 17.6%
   All Grades Science (Clark County School District)26.918.7
 8.2%
   All Grades Science (Nevada)26.920.1
 6.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students18581923
 3.5%
African American168162
 3.6%
American Indian85
 37.5%
Asian226178
 21.2%
Hispanic696773
 11.1%
Pacific Islander2933
 13.8%
White593600
 1.2%
Two or More Races138172
 24.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.4%100%
 63.6%


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Students at Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School are 40% Hispanic, 31% White, 9% Asian, 9% Two or more races, 8% African American, 2% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,923 students attended Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School.

Northwest Career-Technical Academy High School ranks 14th of 96 Nevada high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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