School Details

Northwestern Senior High School

200 Harthan Way, Albion, PA 16401
(814) 756-9400

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 574 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Northwestern School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northwestern Senior High School is a public high school in Albion. The principal of Northwestern Senior High School is Mr Daniel Shreve. 574 children attend Northwestern Senior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 42% of the 574 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northwestern Senior High School is 17:1. Girard High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 98%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Hispanic 0.7% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think others should know that this small town school has big hopes for it's students. They don't have much but give it all they got to inspire engage and prepare their students. Please excuse their pride for Northwestern High School accentuates their school spirit not just from spirit week and sports activities but through community involvement too. Teachers staff and students all come together to bring the Albion community traditions that last a lifetime. For instance they spend hours of dedication to the Albion Fair a Pumpkin walk Bingo nights and Weekend with the Arts. Talk about extracurricular activities! Northwestern HS offers Football Wrestling Cheer Softball Powderpuff Marching band Choir Drama club Stage Crew Art club Yearbook Prom Committee and High Honors Society just to name a few. Faculty members really go above and beyond to personally create a fun family- friendly learning environment for the young and "old" minds throughout the school district.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very good school - Great instrumental music department. Northwestern is one of only two schools in the area to have a five octave English Handbell Choir. The marching band is also top notch... they are five time state champions!

  • (7 years ago)

    Northwestern is one of the best schools in this area. It is friendly adequate materials for students and an excellent faculty and staff that goes above and beyond for students.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a former student at northwestern. I think the school is great. don't forget we made to div. 10 play off back to back yars. I don't know any other team that did that

  • (10 years ago)

    NHS is a good school district. The teacher care a lot about there students if they ever need help they will stay after school to help them. they have a lot of dedication and they never give up on your child. This school has very good sports teams Nhs backetball team is #1 in AA Nhs has a lot of school spirit! This school is a good one. I am happy my child attends NHS. it is a wonderful school! * Mrs.Smith*

  • (10 years ago)

    NHS is a very positive place too be. It has shown a lot of progress in the last two years sat scores are going up which is very good. The Teachers and staff really care about there students there always there for them after school as tutors for the kids that need help It is just a small town school where everyone knows everyone. Its a positve place too be . Are sports teams are good and northwestern has a lot of school spirit its a placer where your child is always welcome. I think northwestern could use alittle improvement in the building its a little dirtier then some school but that is all I can complain about . It is a good school over all and my childern love it and I am proud to say that I am a Northwestern students parent. -Joanne Mandrake

  • (10 years ago)

    Descent school lots of fights and other bad things happening. Test scores are getting better though. Sports teams are good. Pretty dirty school though.

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