School Details

Northwestern Elementary School

4223 County Road W 350 North, Kokomo, IN 46901
(765) 454-2335
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 621 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

84%
86%
84%
80%
83%
81%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Northwestern School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
79%
87%
69%
73%
83%
72%
72%
78%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Northwestern School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
80%
82%
92%
88%
89%
78%
74%
67%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Northwestern School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
78%
79%
89%
88%
86%
70%
69%
64%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Northwestern School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northwestern Elementary School is a public middle school in Kokomo. The principal of Northwestern Elementary School is Mr Ron Owings and can be contacted at ronald.owings@nwsc.k12.in.us. 621 students attend Northwestern Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.5% of the Northwestern Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 621 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northwestern Elementary School is 18:1. Northwestern Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 91%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 0.8% 0.9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 27%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 0.6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers are very passionate about the children's education and do so much above and beyond. Great opportunity for children and the best school corporation in the area.

  • (2 years ago)

    The education opportunity is above average the lack of diversity creates a climate of low tolerance and closed mindedness. The administration prefers to ignore problems and preserve image. The corporation has potential if the administration and school board were more open to world views and progressive ideas. The corporation school board and administration lack diversity in leadership which I feel strongly to be part of the problem.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is an Indiana Four Star school. Student and teacher performance is high -- check Indiana test scores! Teachers parents and students all seem to get along very well and enjoy working together. A partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University enables future teachers to learn from the best and to give extra help to students who need it. The school is wireless has the latest in technology including a TV studio and two 30 station wireless laptop carts. Teachers use school provided laptops rather than overhead projectors. Tremendous parent involvement through PTO and a strong volunteer program means wonderful input from the community and families. There are very few discipline problems and the school is quite safe. Northwestern Elementary is a wonderful school!

  • (9 years ago)

    I think this school is a big joke! I went to it and so do all my kids. The only reason I have my kids in this school is because I live next to my parents to take care of them. This school is so worried about how they look on the outside! They say that no kid left behind! Well Northwesyern leaves many behind! They need more teachers & teachers aids! I am trying to relocate my family! I'm sick of this sham of a school!

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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