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Northwestern High School

Principal: Hezekiah Massey, III

Phone:
803-981-1200
School Address:
2503 W. Main Street Rock Hill, SC 29732
Serving Grades: 9-12
Student Enrollment: 1774

2022-2023 Overall Rating

Average
51 out of 100
School performance meets the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the SC Graduate

Support Status: Standard

Academic Achievement

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the SC READY ELA and Math test results for elementary and middle school students and the End-of-Course English II and Algebra I test results for high school students.

NOTE: Additional Achievement results disaggregated across subgroups can be found in the Download Data section of this website.

Overall Student Performance

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 2 and Algebra 1

English - Scoring C or Higher

School 64.4%    (309 / 480)
64.4%
District 61.6%    (821 / 1332)
61.6%
State 64.4%    (42569 / 66123)
64.4%

Algebra - Scoring C or Higher

School 36.9%    (189 / 512)
36.9%
District 39.3%    (515 / 1310)
39.3%
State 41.8%    (28453 / 68002)
41.8%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 92.0 Up from 85.9

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across District and State

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 2 and Algebra 1

English


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 3.5 15.0 17.1 20.4 22.3 21.7
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 4.7 15.8 17.9 19.7 20.0 21.9
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.5 14.2 15.9 18.2 19.0 27.2

Algebra


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 3.5 29.5 30.1 22.5 7.4 7.0
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 5.3 27.9 27.5 22.3 10.5 6.5
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.7 29.6 22.8 19.5 11.5 10.8

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless Data N/A 96.5 97.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 91.7 96.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected Data N/A 100.0 99.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A Data N/A 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 99.2 99.3 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 98.5 99.0 99.0
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 99.3 99.6 99.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 98.5 98.9 98.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 98.9 99.3 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 98.3 98.6 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 100.0 99.7 99.5
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 99.6 99.3 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 99.2 99.6 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian Data N/A 99.1 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 100.0 98.9 99.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 98.0 99.0 98.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 98.8 99.2 99.1

Preparing for Success

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the SC READY Science test results for elementary and middle school students and the End-of-Course Biology and U.S. History test results for high school students.

Overall Student Performance

End-of-Course Assessment Results in Biology and US History and the Constitution

Biology - Scoring C or Higher

School 40.2%    (204 / 507)
40.2%
District 37.4%    (517 / 1381)
37.4%
State 40.9%    (27992 / 68493)
40.9%

US History and the Constitution - Scoring C or Higher

School 48.6%    (208 / 428)
48.6%
District 42.2%    (504 / 1195)
42.2%
State 42.1%    (25198 / 59847)
42.1%



Additional Information

High School Civics Exam

  School
  % N
Percentage of students enrolled in a US Government course who score at or above the designated passing score on the civics test 93.5 324

Preparing for Success

Details Student Performance across District and State

End-of-Course Assessment

Biology

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 4.9 37.5 17.4 12.8 11.6 15.8
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 6.2 38.7 17.7 13.5 10.3 13.6
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.9 37.7 15.5 14.0 10.9 15.9

US History and the Constitution


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 4.0 33.2 14.3 15.0 12.6 21.0
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 5.9 38.8 13.1 13.9 10.0 18.3
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 6.7 35.9 15.3 13.4 10.5 18.2

Multilingual Learners' Progress

Multilingual Learners - ML

The goal is that students who are learning the English language will become proficient in English within at least five years of their initial enrollment in public schools.

Percent of ML Students who met progress toward proficiency target

School 48.0%    (49 / 102)
48.0%
District 55.1%    (631 / 1146)
55.1%
State 53.3%    (34814 / 65316)
53.3%

Percent of ML Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 48.0
Number of ML Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 49
Number of ML Students Assessed 102
Number of ML Students in ML Subgroup 111

Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate

School 81.8%    (395 / 483)
81.8%
District 80.2%    (999 / 1245)
80.2%
State 83.8%    (49914 / 59540)
83.8%

School Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate

2020 2021 2022 2023
School 87.1 83.9 85.0 81.8
District 85.1 81.9 83.0 80.2
State 82.2 83.3 83.8 83.8

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Annual Dropout Rate 3.6 No change
Dropout Recovery Rate 4.7 Up from 0.0

High School Student Success

High School Student Success Measure

Percent of students demonstrating success in High School.

ALL STUDENTS

School 79.1%    (750 / 948)
79.1%
District 77.6%    (2100 / 2707)
77.6%
State 80.3%    (100803 / 125545)
80.3%

Percentage of First-Year Students On-Track to Graduate (1YOTG)

School 72.8%    (364 / 500)
72.8%
District 70.0%    (960 / 1372)
70.0%
State 76.0%    (50899 / 67015)
76.0%

Five-Year Student Success Rate (5YSSR)

School 86.2%    (386 / 448)
86.2%
District 85.4%    (1140 / 1335)
85.4%
State 85.3%    (49904 / 58530)
85.3%


HDS
ALL STUDENTS 81.8 80.2 83.8
HDS
African American 77.7 77.3 79.7
HDS
Asian Pacific Islander 100.0 91.9 93.0
HDS
American Indian Data N/A 61.1 79.5
HDS
Hispanic 79.0 75.9 79.9
HDS
Caucasian 86.6 84.9 87.2
HDS
English Learner 78.1 76.3 76.6
HDS
Disabled 68.1 61.4 58.2
HDS
Not Disabled 84.1 83.9 87.7
HDS
Economically Disadvantaged 73.4 73.8 76.4
HDS
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 91.2 89.1 92.9
HDS
Male 80.4 77.8 79.5
HDS
Female 83.3 82.7 88.3
S
Migrant 62.2
HDS
Military Connected Data N/A Data N/A 91.7
HDS
Foster Data N/A Data N/A 42.8
HDS
Homeless 50.0 54.1 66.4

College and Career Readiness

Students in the graduation cohort who are college OR career ready

School 52.2%    (252 / 483)
52.2%
District 51.7%    (644 / 1245)
51.7%
State 64.7%    (38515 / 59488)
64.7%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college AND career ready

School 28.6%    (138 / 483)
28.6%
District 26.5%    (330 / 1245)
26.5%
State 29.4%    (17461 / 59488)
29.4%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready

School 30.0%    (145 / 483)
30.0%
District 28.1%    (350 / 1245)
28.1%
State 32.6%    (19421 / 59488)
32.6%

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready

School 50.7%    (245 / 483)
50.7%
District 50.1%    (624 / 1245)
50.1%
State 61.4%    (36555 / 59488)
61.4%

Note: The new CCR results (as of 2020) cannot be compared to that of previous years because the cohort of students measured has changed from graduates to all students in the four year on-time graduation cohort (graduates and non graduates).


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percentage of Students from prior year graduating class enrolled in a two- or four-year college or technical college pursuing an associates degree, certificate, or diploma in Fall following graduation 72.0 Up from 53.3
Number of students in the graduation cohort who have completed FAFSA forms 256 Up from 228
Percent of students in the graduation cohort completing college applications 50.7 Down from 68.1
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for LIFE scholarship 19.3 Down from 46.4
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for Palmetto Fellows scholarship 4.3 Down from 4.5

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Number
Students enrolled in CTE courses 1181
CTE completers 166
Total students earning national or state credential 469
Industry Credentials earned by Career Cluster
(A student may have earned multiple credentials)
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 7
Architecture & Construction 42
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications 4
Business Management & Administration 131
Education & Training 5
Finance 47
Government & Public Administration 0
Health Science 237
Hospitality & Tourism 22
Human Services 5
Information Technology 0
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 1
Manufacturing 0
Marketing 0
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 0
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 195
Other * 134

College and Career Readiness Details

College Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready 30.0%    (145 / 483)
30.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an ACT composite score of 20 or higher 12.4%    (60 / 483)
12.4%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an SAT score of 1020 or higher 14.5%    (70 / 483)
14.5%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an Advanced Placement (AP) score of three or higher 12.2%    (59 / 483)
12.2%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) score of four or higher 2.3%    (11 / 483)
2.3%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed six hours of dual credit course work with a grade of C or higher 12.4%    (60 / 483)
12.4%
Students in the graduation cohort who scored a C or higher in any Advanced Level (A) Cambridge International Exam 0.0%    (0 / 483)
0.0%

Career Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready 50.7%    (245 / 483)
50.7%
Students in the graduation cohort who have completed Career and Technical Education (CTE) with certification 19.9%    (96 / 483)
19.9%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed a state-approved work-based learning experience 3.1%    (15 / 483)
3.1%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved 3 or above (or Silver or higher pre-2022-23) on the career readiness assessment 43.5%    (210 / 483)
43.5%
Students in the graduation cohort who took the ASVAB and scored 31 or higher 0.8%    (4 / 483)
0.8%
Students in the graduation cohort with a disability who successfully completed the South Carolina High School Employability Credential 0.4%    (2 / 483)
0.4%


The ACT

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2022-2023 School Year

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2022-2023 School Year


CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
H 16.60 14.90 17.00 16.80 17.20
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
D 16.90 15.40 17.40 16.80 17.50
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
S 18.40 17.10 19.20 18.00 18.70


Writing
H 6.60
Writing
D 5.80
Writing
S 5.70

Percent of Students Meeting ACT College-Ready Benchmarks

English Benchmark Score: 18 Math Benchmark Score: 22 Reading Benchmark Score: 22 Science Benchmark Score: 23 All 4 Subjects
29.70 13.00 20.40 16.00 8.60

ACT® benchmarks are scores on the ACT subject-area tests that represent the level of achievement required for students to have a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding credit-bearing first-year college courses. The ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.


Career Readiness Assessment

The South Carolina Career Ready Test* is a career readiness assessment administered to all eleventh-grade students to measure the most common skills that employers define as foundational for career readiness.


Percent of students earning an Employability Credential by scoring an Achievement Level of 2 through 5 on the employability skills assessments (Math/Reading/Data)


Students who achieved Level 2Students who achieved Level 3Students who achieved Level 4Students who achieved Level 5
Our School 17.2 16.0 36.9 1.2
Students who achieved Level 2Students who achieved Level 3Students who achieved Level 4Students who achieved Level 5
Our District 18.5 16.2 30.7 1.3
Students who achieved Level 2Students who achieved Level 3Students who achieved Level 4Students who achieved Level 5
Statewide 19.5 17.7 32.4 1.4


Percent and Number of Students Taking Career Readiness Test and Earning an Employability Credential


  Total number of students who tested on all three subtests Students who did NOT earn a credential Students who DID earn a credential Students who achieved Level 2 Students who achieved Level 3 Students who achieved Level 4 Students who achieved Level 5
N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Our School 431 28.8% 124 71.2% 307 17.2% 74 16.0% 69 36.9% 159 1.2% 5
Our District 1190 33.4% 397 66.6% 793 18.5% 220 16.2% 193 30.7% 365 1.3% 15
Statewide 60402 28.9% 17431 71.1% 42971 19.5% 11792 17.7% 10713 32.4% 19592 1.4% 874

Level score requirements for each Credential level


Credential Level Credential levels correspond to the skill requirements of profiled job zones in the O*NET job career pathways
Achievement Level 5 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 5 career pathways. Includes 100% of O*NET Job Zones.
Achievement Level 4 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 4 career pathways. Includes 83% of O*NET Job Zones.
Achievement Level 3 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 3 career pathways. Includes 59% of O*NET Job Zones.
Achievement Level 2 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 2 career pathways. Includes 35% of O*NET Job Zones.
*The four domains of the Career Readiness Test are: Math, Reading, Data, and Soft Skills.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate ®(IB)

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) are rigorous programs dedicated to educational excellence. AP and IB courses provide a challenging educational program that prepares students for selective universities and colleges. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5; IB exams are scored on a scale of 1-7.

Advanced Placement (AP) International Baccalaureate ®(IB)
Percent of Exams with Passing Scores (AP: 3 OR higher/IB: 4 or higher) 61.9% 55.8%
Number of Students Taking Exam 165 20
Number of Exams Administered 299 43

Dual Enrollment

This measure provides the percentage of students (11th and 12th grade students) enrolled in dual credit / dual enrollment classes during the school year who obtain a grade that provides college credit (grade of C or better).

Number of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 88
Percent of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 11.6%
Percent of 11th/12th grade students who completed six hours of dual enrollment course work with a grade of C or higher 7.7%

The SAT

The SAT is a standardized test often used in the college admissions process. Its' aim is to assess the student's readiness for college. The current test consists of two 800 point sections testing Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Mathematics. The highest composite score on the SAT is 1600. Most students take the test, which is offered several times per year, during their junior or senior year of high school. The district and state averages are included for comparison. State averages for SAT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state.

Percent of Students Tested Average Evidence-Based
Reading and Writing Score
Average Math
Score
Average Composite
Score
Our School 40.8 507 481 988
Our District 45.7 505 481 986
Statewide 48.2 523 498 1020
The highest composite score on the SAT is 1600. For each of the two sections of the test, the highest score is 800.

Note: The new SAT data (as of 2017) cannot be compared to that of previous years because the redesigned SAT is a different assessment using a different scale.


State Goals

Federal law requires that each state report card include long-term goals and measurements of interim progress for all students and defined subgroups of students. This section reports the long-term goals and performance of all students statewide. Information on subgroup performance may be found in the "Download Data" section on the main page.

Baseline Targets Current Year
State Goals 2017 2020 2026 2035 2023
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 79.6%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 68.2%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 58.0%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 41.8%
Percent of Students Graduating On-Time* (All Students) 82.6% 83.8% 86.3% 90.0% 83.8%
Percent of EL Students meeting 70% proficiency target 31.0% 37.4% 50.2% 70.0% 53.3%
*On-time graduation means graduation within four years of the initial enrollment in High School.

State Goals Defined As:

90% of Students at Level 2 or higher on following state assessments

70% of Students at Level 3 or higher on following state assessments

Level Elementary/Middle Schools English language arts
(ELA) and Math Based on SC READY Results
High School End-of-Course Assessment
in English language arts (English 1)
and Math (Algbra 1)
SC ALT*
Does Not Meet Expectations F Emerging
2 Approaches Expectations D Foundational
3 Meets Expectations C Increasing
Exceeds Expectations B Applied
A
*SC ALT - is an alternate assessment that is developed to meet the needs of students with significant disabilities who cannot particiapte in the regular assessment even with appropriate accommodations.

Student Engagement

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses N/AV N/A
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 15.2 Down from 19.9
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 5 Up from 4
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 100 No change
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 100 No change
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 24.5 Down from 32.6
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) N/AV N/A

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 107 1511 14
Percent satisfied with learning environment 72.9%
74.6%
100.0%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 85.0%
74.1%
91.7%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 75.0%
87.8%
90.0%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 93 Down from 102
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 67.7 Up from 66.4
Teacher attendance rate 99.0 Up from 93.6
Average teacher salary $58,748 Up from $56,088
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 98.9 Up from 97.1
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 83.2 Up from 80.6
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 83.9 Up from 82.2
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 0.0 No change
Prime instructional time 92.0 Up from 85.9
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 31.1 to 1 Up from 30.5 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers 10.6 Down from 22.5
Number of inexperienced teachers 12 Down from 25
Percent of out-of-field teachers 15.0 Up from 10.8
Number of out-of-field teachers 17 Up from 12
Percent of inexperienced school leaders 0.0 No change
Number of inexperienced school leaders 0 No change

ESSA regulations require states to post on their report cards information about teachers with emergency or provisional credentials. South Carolina does not award emergency or provisional credentials, thus that metric is not listed.


Student Safety

Evaluations By Parents Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“My child feels safe at school.” 100.0 14
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 88.9 14
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 89.7 107
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 45.3 107

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2022-2023 Incident Management System (IMS)

Number of Incidents
Have there been any incidents involving a firearm? No
Was a homicide committed at your school? No
Incidents of rape or attempted rape 0
Incidents of sexual assault (not rape) 0
Incidents of robbery w/ weapon 0
Incidents of robbery w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of robbery w/out weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of physical attack w/out weapon 6
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/out weapon 0
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 0
Students with in-school suspensions 706
Students with out of school suspensions 249
Students expelled 3
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 37
Incidents of bullying and harassment 2
NOTE: For additional information, visit the National Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) website here: https://ocrdata.ed.gov/

Financial Data

School level Financial Information

Our School Change from Prev Year
Average teacher salary $58,748 Up from $56,088
Percent of expenditures for instruction 65.3 No change
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 63.1 Up from 62.8
Average administrator salary $98,303 Up from $90,503
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 56.4 Up from 52.1
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $9,847 Up from 9245
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $567 Up from 467
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,403 Down from 1506
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,199 Up from 514
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $11,250 Up from 10751
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $1,766 Up from 981
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $13,016 Up from 11732