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1220 N Tyler Rd

Wichita, KS 67212

(316) 973-6000

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,300

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

8 Parent Reviews for Northwest High School

i attended Northwest from freshman to beginning of my junior year. i didnt like it and was harassed, i got into a few fights due to the constant harassment and was ALWAYS the only one taken to JIAC and suspended from school in all 3 cases, even though i didn't start any of the altercations. i then began ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/26/12

As a former student (several moons ago) of this school, I can say that the school's challenging nature is its best characteristic. Honestly, several of the classes I took my junior and senior years were more difficult than the equivalent college classes. Such classes prepared me well for the rigors ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/19/10

As a former student of Northwest I will never allow my children to attend this school. I transferred to another high school my Junior year and was shocked as to how much I did not know. Care and concern for the children in the school is a last priority for the adults that are supposed to 'in charge'. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/20/07

This is definately one of the best highschools in Wichita. It has a great selection of extracurricular activities from sports to music and theatre. There are lots of AP classes available and I seriously loved most of my teachers. I was most impressed with the counselors. They really helped me find ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 10/24/05

As the parent of a former student from Northwest High School, I rank Northwest as one of the best high schools that USD 259 has to offer. It has a variety of extra-curricular activites that each and every student may participate in, if they have the desire. The Northwest faculty expects each student ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/02/05

The teachers, specifically the Language Arts teachers, do not know how to work with students of other races or those who are not self-motivated or highly skilled. Unless your students are completely motivated and gifted, they will not find success at Northwest. The athletic teams and coaches are great, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/19/04

Great School! Some teachers I fear, may need a brush up course on working with students of different race/religions. Overall the school has allot of positve points. Sports programs are the best in my opinion compared to the other schools.

Posted by a parent on 08/11/04

Great school for a chalenge to our kids, many do not achieve high grades because this school is a great challenge.

Posted by a former student on 03/30/04

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Test scores for Northwest High School

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Test Year: 2012
Northwest High School
Wichita Unified School District 259
* In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Wichita schools — Northwest High School is located at 1220 N Tyler Rd, Wichita KS 67212. 1220 N Tyler Rd is in the 67212 ZIP code in Wichita, KS The school district for Northwest High School is the Wichita Unified School District 259. Northwest High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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