School Details

Northwestern Sr High School

3431 County Road N 400 West, Kokomo, IN 46901
(765) 454-2332

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 558 students 18 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
  • Northwestern School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northwestern Sr High School is a public high school in Kokomo. The principal of Northwestern Sr High School is Mrs Kristen Bilkey. 558 children attend Northwestern Sr High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.2% of the Northwestern Sr High School students have "limited English proficiency." 19% of the 558 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northwestern Sr High School is 18:1. Kokomo Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 91%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 1% 0.9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 27%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 0.6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I have experience working at many different school corporations throughout the state of Indiana. Northwestern High School is by far the best system I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. The staff and the administration are extremely dedicated making sure their students are as prepared as they can be for college and life. Not only does this school create a positive learning environment but the classes are challenging. I have never seen a school that challenges their students as much as Northwestern. The bar is set very high and the students consistently and proudly reach it. As a faculty Northwestern teachers and administration expect a lot from the students and for the most part the students perform at the level expected. Discipline when needed is handled professionaly and firmly. At the same time these teachers are given the freedom to be caring and understanding in their classrooms - preferring to deal with issues in class rather than take other measures. I am proud to have served as a teacher at Northwestern and I will take the memory of leadership dedication responsiblity and creativity with me for the rest of my career. -formerly Ms. Reynolds

  • (5 years ago)

    We are grandparents of two Northwestern Senion High School students. Northwestern (K-12) is a top-quality school. I have been very impressed with the quality of leadership from the outstanding administration and teachers. They set high standards for the students and the students show respect toward them. The academic programs require hard work and discipline but the students are motivated to learn and are performing well. We recently attended the Christmas Band Concert which was very good!! We have heard from other parents of students in years past who attended Northwestern and they too brag on how great the Northwestern Schools are. Keep up the good work. Don and Janet Connelly

  • (7 years ago)

    Northwestern is one of the best schools in Indiana. #1 Science School in Indiana Blue Ribbon School 4 star school and highest SAT scores in the area Beat that ! Also extremely difficult classes and teachers these kids are prepared for college!

  • (11 years ago)

    There is a large variation in how the students are treated. If a student cares about a class the teacher will care about him. If he doesn't care the teacher doesn't care either. Some teachers are of poorer quality but some teachers are very excellent. There is a bit of a drug problem and the students are known for their wild partying on the weekends. Of course coaches look the other way when these problems arise.

  • (11 years ago)

    Too much of a difference in how children are treated. The wealthy and popular aren't punished for things while the others are picked on. A rule at the school is if the parent of a student works or is affiliated with the school then the student doesn't have to be punished. I've worked as a sub for the school and have heard the negligent comments made by the teachers in back rooms and lounges. Too many students falling through the cracks. It's sad!

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