School Details

Northwest Community High School (9-12)

5525 West 34th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 693-5600

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1191 students 15 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northwest Community High School (9-12) is a public high school in Indianapolis. The principal of Northwest Community High School (9-12) is Ms Phyllis Barnes. 1,191 children attend Northwest Community High School (9-12) and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 13% of the Northwest Community High School (9-12) students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 1,191 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northwest Community High School (9-12) is 15:1. Speedway Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 53%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Asian 3% 0.6%
Hispanic 20% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 21%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.01%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 84%
Limited English proficiency 13% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL i have ever been in the children are disrespectful cursing all the time and alot of ppl were getting bullied. I got bullied 24/7 because everyone knew i hated drama and fighting and that i was nice. Also the teachers (50%) were rude and did not care. I reccomend not to go.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is not a very good school. We transferred to Northwest after moving here to Indy. The staff is unprofessional (fist fighting with each other in front of students) for just an example. I've been hung up on by the registrar. There is a sense of "not caring" in the school. It seems that the teachers care more about 2 30 then the children's educations that they're paid to teach. Hopefully next year the staff will be more caring seeing how supposedly they are getting some new staff. I pray for the kids that attend this school including my child. They need a safe place to learn where the teachers care.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am pulling my daughter out and do NOT advise ANYONE to allow their kids to go here. WAY TO MUCH BULLYING and teachers nseeing it and do NOTHING. I have been in there many times over the bullying and my child has told every teacher she knows the dean the principle the counclers and the cops and NOBODY will listen!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Principle Larry Yarrell is an excellent leader and always has the best interest of our children at heart. We're fortunate to have him.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is filled with Ivy Leage level teachers

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 10 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools