Northwest Area High School

243 Thorne Hill Rd, Shickshinny, PA 18655 | (570) 542-4126
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Student Enrollment: 627
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School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 627 middle and high school students from grades 7-12
  • Ranks 395th out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Making Progress in School Improvement 1
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Joseph Gorham
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 627
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 46.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 336 (53.6%)
  • Females: 291 (46.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 65 (10.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 146 (23.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 211 (33.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Northwest Area High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black121.9%
Asian50.8%
Hispanic30.5%
White60796.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Northwest Area High School
  Number Percent
7th Grade10216.3%
8th Grade12820.4%
9th Grade10015.9%
10th Grade9114.5%
11th Grade9615.3%
12th Grade11017.5%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
33.7%
District:
35.6%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
74.6%
District:
74.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
0.8%
District:
0.8%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
81.0%
District:
81.0%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
81.0%
District:
81.0%
State:
69.4%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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