School Details

Northwestern High School

5650 Troy Rd, Springfield, OH 45502
(937) 964-1324

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 655 students 12 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
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About this school

Northwestern High School is a public high school. The principal of Northwestern High School is Ms. Lori A. Swafford and can be contacted at 655 students go to Northwestern High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 7% of the 655 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 33% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northwestern High School is 12:1. Tecumseh High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 93%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 1% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 37%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My child loves Northwestern. I believe that he is getting an especially good education in chemistry because he always comes home telling me that he would like to get a job as a scientist and he shows and tells me what things they did in chemistry class that day.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ok I am a sophmore at the school and let me just tell you its awesome! The staff is great even though us students disagree sometimes. There are just one or two impatient ones in the school. I love how if you need help they try to do their best to help you out (including my Algebra II teacher Mrs. Sroufe). They offer a wide variety of classes (I'm currently taking Spanish Multimedia and I'm helping design the Yearbook). The teachers don't except anything but the best and Mrs. Boggess even prepares you for the real world. Overall the staff actually cares about us. I'm glad to say I go to Northwestern and I hope it continues to be as successful as it is.

  • (5 years ago)

    If our students particularly Levi are willing to share the love they have for their school then so shall I. I have lived in the district since I was twelve years old. I went to the elementary at Northwestern starting at the sixth grade and completed in 1968. My life and heart can be found in the substance that Northwestern is composed of family tradition loyalty respectabilty and excellance. My three children have gone through the same system which gave me commitment to my community state and country. We/they all went through gained and were fulfilled with the Northwestern value sytem that made them proud and striving adults. A lifetime experienced/lived through the personal involvement with the students of more than three decades parents and friends have proved invaluable to my existence. Northwestern has been an excellent school system community and home. Martin Harness

  • (10 years ago)

    Howdy I'm a freshman in highschool and I attend Northwestern. The guidance counsler for the freshman class is the best ever. Most of the staff I've met are very helpful. The teachers are the best. They're awesome at teaching and if you really don't understand something they're really sweet as they help you understand. (Especially Mrs. Sroufe - Algebra 1) The kids are alright and the activities are pretty good also. I would highly suggest this school for anyone!

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