Northwood Middle School

Summary:

Northwood Middle School is a public middle school in Renton, Washington, serving 546 students in grades 7-8. This high-performing school consistently outpaces the Kent School District and the state of Washington in academic proficiency, ranking in the top quarter of middle schools statewide.

Northwood Middle School's academic excellence is evident across subject areas. In the 2022-2023 school year, 63.45% of Northwood students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 48.08% for the Kent School District and 52.86% for the state. In math, 48.39% of Northwood students were proficient, versus 35.72% for the district and 41.04% for the state. Northwood also had higher science proficiency at 50%, compared to 43.33% for the district and 48.75% for the state. This strong performance extends to various student subgroups, with Northwood ranking in the top 25% of Washington middle schools for female students, male students, Hispanic students, and White students, and in the top 40% for African American students and English Language Learners.

Northwood Middle School's academic excellence is further highlighted when compared to nearby schools. For example, Cedar Heights Middle School, which is just 5.57 miles away, has lower academic proficiency rates and a lower statewide ranking than Northwood. Similarly, schools in the Renton School District, such as Dimmitt Middle School and Nelsen Middle School, have significantly lower academic performance compared to Northwood.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 17007 SE 184th ST
       Renton, WA  98058-9512


(253) 373-7780

District: Kent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
132nd of 539 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,262 Help


Students who attend Northwood Middle School usually attend:

High:    Kentridge High School

Feeder schools for Northwood Middle School:

Elementary:    Carriage Crest Elementary School
    Fairwood Elementary School
    Ridgewood Elementary School
    Soos Creek Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.2 Help
Number of students:  546

Racial breakdown:

White:
36.6%
Asian:
24.9%
Hispanic:
14.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Northwood Middle School ranks better than 75.5% of middle schools in Washington. It also ranks first among 6 ranked middle schools in the Kent School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.39. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Northwood Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Kent School District. Student population at Northwood Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (36.6%), Asian (24.9%), Hispanic (14.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Kent School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwood Middle School is 18.2, which is the 3rd best among 6 middle schools in the Kent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northwood Middle School is $18,262, which is the 2nd highest among 6 middle schools in the Kent School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Northwood Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Northwood Middle School 132nd of 539 Washington public middle schools. (See Northwood Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Kent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kent School District 137th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northwood Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.88 87th 421 79.3%
2005 84.33 49th 425 88.5%
2006 81.30 57th 449 87.3%
2007 83.06 53rd 463 88.6%
2008 78.88 73rd 466 84.3%
2009 78.32 74th 476 84.5%
2010 73.62 101st 483 79.1%
2011 82.99 59th 492 88.0%
2012 80.92 64th 497 87.1%
2013 78.32 79th 498 84.1%
2015 77.81 78th 445 82.5%
2016 84.69 55th 443 87.6%
2017 75.26 97th 435 77.7%
2018 69.35 121st 437 72.3%
2019 61.51 179th 512 65.0%
2021 72.57 125th 529 76.4%
2022 76.78 112th 541 79.3%
2023 72.39 132nd 539 75.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.15 62nd 166 62.7%
2019 73.01 59th 246 76.0%
2021 53.74 103rd 250 58.8%
2022 61.44 84th 257 67.3%
2023 51.81 111th 244 54.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.14 71st 135 47.4%
2022 41.02 31st 63 50.8%
2023 70.08 11th 57 80.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.67 111th 268 58.6%
2019 26.66 181st 231 21.6%
2022 54.32 59th 199 70.4%
2023 29.65 115th 167 31.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.36 260th 448 42.0%
2021 59.00 143rd 458 68.8%
2022 68.41 95th 475 80.0%
2023 50.73 213th 463 54.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.54 118th 376 68.6%
2019 56.59 188th 452 58.4%
2021 77.40 93rd 469 80.2%
2022 79.57 84th 479 82.5%
2023 73.09 108th 464 76.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.55 109th 371 70.6%
2019 63.70 141st 453 68.9%
2021 67.27 129th 476 72.9%
2022 72.83 118th 480 75.4%
2023 69.46 123rd 470 73.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.22 56th 123 54.5%
2019 56.10 66th 152 56.6%
2021 61.82 55th 149 63.1%
2022 63.55 54th 161 66.5%
2023 49.32 74th 145 49.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.88 54th 111 51.4%
2021 52.26 40th 106 62.3%
2022 55.32 35th 104 66.3%
2023 54.89 39th 96 59.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.50 199th 344 42.2%
2021 46.78 162nd 353 54.1%
2022 59.73 111th 360 69.2%
2023 72.61 70th 336 79.2%
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Rank History for White students at Northwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.74 101st 325 68.9%
2019 58.87 180th 470 61.7%
2021 72.92 103rd 480 78.5%
2022 76.40 93rd 488 80.9%
2023 78.64 87th 488 82.2%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, 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: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Northwood Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 649 37 107 16 6 n/a n/a 0 815
1998 667 35 124 21 12 n/a n/a 0 859
1999 682 33 99 18 54 n/a n/a 0 886
2000 698 53 152 24 8 n/a n/a 0 935
2001 703 55 149 37 6 n/a n/a 0 950
2002 624 55 128 49 4 n/a n/a 0 860
2003 624 55 128 49 4 n/a n/a 0 860
2004 630 71 141 50 4 n/a n/a 0 896
2005 459 60 122 28 4 n/a n/a 15 688
2006 364 33 106 24 8 n/a n/a 34 569
2007 320 29 90 28 5 n/a n/a 35 507
2008 371 50 111 36 7 n/a n/a 44 619
2009 392 51 120 33 7 n/a n/a 60 663
2010 391 64 132 39 12 n/a n/a 19 657
2011 344 56 131 59 7 5 53 0 655
2012 330 44 117 74 5 3 69 0 642
2013 349 51 109 66 4 9 85 0 673
2014 321 60 103 60 3 14 80 0 641
2015 276 65 118 73 4 13 91 0 640
2016 275 69 136 65 5 7 87 0 644
2017 289 58 144 68 2 7 81 0 649
2018 233 56 138 72 2 8 70 0 579
2019 212 48 131 89 3 6 66 0 555
2020 222 53 137 99 0 6 79 0 596
2021 200 43 160 97 0 11 79 0 590
2022 210 34 160 74 1 6 79 1 565
2023 200 45 136 79 3 5 75 3 546

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 Northwood Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 815 38.0 21.4 n/a
1998 859 37.6 22.8 n/a
1999 886 39.2 22.6 n/a
2000 935 42.3 22.1 n/a
2001 950 43.7 21.7 n/a
2002 860 41.8 20.6 17.4
2003 860 41.8 20.6 17.4
2004 896 40.0 22.4 19.5
2005 688 40.5 17.0 19.8
2006 569 26.6 21.4 17
2007 507 22.3 22.7 17.2
2008 619 30.2 20.5 22.6
2009 663 29.4 22.6 22.4
2010 657 32.3 20.3 24.6
2011 655 29.8 21.9 16.9
2012 642 28.2 22.7 28.7
2013 673 30.8 21.8 24.2
2014 641 n/a n/a 29.6
2015 640 31.0 20.6 29.7
2016 644 31.0 20.7 29
2017 649 31.9 20.3 28
2018 579 28.8 20.1 27.3
2019 555 28.2 19.6 30.1
2020 596 27.3 21.7 29.4
2021 590 31.0 19.0 31.5
2022 565 32.7 17.2 30.3
2023 546 29.9 18.2 31.1

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 Northwood Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 815 38.0 21.4 n/a
1998 859 37.6 22.8 n/a
1999 886 39.2 22.6 n/a
2000 935 42.3 22.1 n/a
2001 950 43.7 21.7 n/a
2002 860 41.8 20.6 17.4
2003 860 41.8 20.6 17.4
2004 896 40.0 22.4 19.5
2005 688 40.5 17.0 19.8
2006 569 26.6 21.4 17
2007 507 22.3 22.7 17.2
2008 619 30.2 20.5 22.6
2009 663 29.4 22.6 22.4
2010 657 32.3 20.3 24.6
2011 655 29.8 21.9 16.9
2012 642 28.2 22.7 28.7
2013 673 30.8 21.8 24.2
2014 641 n/a n/a 29.6
2015 640 31.0 20.6 29.7
2016 644 31.0 20.7 29
2017 649 31.9 20.3 28
2018 579 28.8 20.1 27.3
2019 555 28.2 19.6 30.1
2020 596 27.3 21.7 29.4
2021 590 31.0 19.0 31.5
2022 565 32.7 17.2 30.3
2023 546 29.9 18.2 31.1

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.

Immunization Rates

Northwood Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201995.2%0.5%1.3%1.8%98.8%98.0%98.9%98.0%98.9%98.2%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Northwood Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $356 (2.3%) $14,837 (97.7%) $15,192
2020 n/a $9,208 (100.0%) $9,208
2021 $338 (2.1%) $15,976 (97.9%) $16,313
2022 $370 (2.0%) $17,892 (98.0%) $18,262

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwood Middle 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 179th of 512 Middle schoolsRanks 132nd of 539 Middle schools
 10.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Northwood Middle School)69.465.6
 3.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kent School District)56.149.1
 7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)6252.1
 9.9%
7th Grade Math (Northwood Middle School)52.853.4
 0.6%
   7th Grade Math (Kent School District)42.235.2
 7%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)49.938.6
 11.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Northwood Middle School)62.661.2
 1.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kent School District)53.445.7
 7.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)59.651.3
 8.3%
8th Grade Math (Northwood Middle School)50.443.3
 7%
   8th Grade Math (Kent School District)42.427.6
 14.8%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)47.234.4
 12.8%
8th Grade Science (Northwood Middle School)56.350
 6.3%
   8th Grade Science (Kent School District)4635.7
 10.4%
   8th Grade Science (Washington)53.143.9
 9.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Northwood Middle School)6663.5
 2.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Kent School District)57.448.1
 9.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Northwood Middle School)51.648.4
 3.2%
   All Grades Math (Kent School District)47.135.7
 11.4%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Northwood Middle School)56.350
 6.3%
   All Grades Science (Kent School District)47.943.3
 4.6%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students555546
 1.6%
African American4845
 6.3%
American Indian33
Asian131136
 3.8%
Hispanic8979
 11.2%
Pacific Islander65
 16.7%
White212200
 5.7%
Two or More Races6675
 13.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.1%31.1%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Northwood Middle School

Students at Northwood Middle School are 37% White, 25% Asian, 14% Hispanic, 14% Two or more races, 8% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 546 students attended Northwood Middle School.

Students who attend Northwood Middle School usually go on to attend Kentridge High School

Northwood Middle School ranks 132nd of 539 Washington middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

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