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About This School

Northwest Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gaffney. The principal of Northwest Elementary School is Cathy Bloise and can be contacted at cathy.bloise@gw.cherokee1.k12.sc.us. 470 students go to Northwest Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 56% of the 470 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northwest Elementary School is 15:1. Mountain View Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 27%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.6%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 62%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    my daughter started this year and loves it. the teachers are great with the kids. they work them all the time. i love this school everybody that works there is awsome. Go Bobcats!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson started attending Northwest at an early age getting speech therapy. When he began he was very shy and withdrawn but with help from Mrs. Hicks he blossomed like a flower! He is now in the 3rd grade and I am amazed at the things he learns! Just listening to him is a learning experience for me! Northwest has the greatest teachers and most caring and supportive staff! Go Bobcats!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is really great. My son loves goig here and my daughter who is in Kindergarten loves her teacher. Communication is great and some of the teachers have websites.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best! My son has been going there since 4-K. He loves it. The teachers are the best ever.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have not been very impressed with this school. This is my sons first year and I have not seen anything special that would stand out from the other schools. I guess my expectations were higher.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very proud of this school. My daughter loves going here and my son is looking forward to attending. He currently receives help with his speech at the school 2 days a week and has not even started school there yet. My daughter has had great teachers so far. I had one problem I wrote the teacher a note and she nipped it in the bud that day. Impressive. The principal Mrs. Bloise is top notch. I hate that she is retiring this year but I wish her the best. The faculty staff students and parents all speak highly of her. This is a country school with a high class education system and top notch faculty and staff.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a terrific school with teachers and parents who sincerely care about the children. The Kindergarten program is one of the best in the state. . . with its teachers having numerous years of first hand experience with children of this age.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is one of the best. Great teachers who care and listen to what your concerns are. We have a great principal who is fun energetic and always friendly. She always greets you with a smile Student or Parent. She takes the time to come out each morning and help students out of the car and ask 'Do you have everything?'. I couldn't ask for a better school for my children. Most importantly they love it!

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