School Details

Northwest Elementary School

500 Vine Dr, Flowood, MS 39232
(601) 992-0924
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 552 students 18 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

72%
70%
59%
74%
78%
67%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
72%
59%
74%
80%
69%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
93%
93%
89%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
72%
59%
83%
77%
64%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
89%
81%
63%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northwest Elementary School is a public elementary school in Brandon. 552 students attend Northwest Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 552 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Northwest Elementary School is 18:1. Highland Bluff Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 22%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    NWRE is an awesome school! The teaching staff is excellent! I've been involved in a lot of schools and these teachers BY FAR are the best! They are loving kind and genuinely care for your child! Kara Killough is a fabulous principal. She truly cares about this school and making it the best it can be!! If you live in or are moving to this area NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY is the school to be in!!! We love it here!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    They do not teach Art. What happened to the Art program?

  • (5 years ago)

    While this is the oldest elementary school in the Northwest Rankin School District the current principal and assistant principal along with awesome teachers and other staff are unbelieveable! The attention support and education they provide is first rate! Keep up the great job!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have done a lot of research on the standards in other states and I must say that NWE is doing a great job of preparing our students. I know that my son is reading on almost a third grade level and he is not quite half way through the first grade year. I get a behavior report every day....and I know that the students are learning.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think the school is wonderful. The children seem to be learning more than some of my friends children in other schools. They have enjoyed all of their teachers. I have been highly impressed with the quality of the teachers so far. They have P.E. for the Kindergarten children. My only disappointment is that currently there is no art class. It helps children develop their true creativity. Kimberly Warren

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