School Details

Miami Northwestern Senior High School

1100 Northwest 71st Street, Miami, FL 33150
(305) 836-0991
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1633 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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64%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
87%
83%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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52%
63%
64%
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Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miami Northwestern Senior High School is a public high school in Gladeview. The principal of Miami Northwestern Senior High School is MR. WALLACE ARISTIDE, who can be contacted at pr7411@dadeschools.net. 1,633 students attend Miami Northwestern Senior High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Miami Northwestern Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 1,633 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Miami Northwestern Senior High School is 16:1. Miami Edison Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 92% 23%
Hispanic 8% 67%
Multiracial 0.4% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.08% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.08% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 74%
Limited English proficiency 3% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is one the greatest urban schools in the dade county school district. They have many programs to offer to our children to prepare them for a bright and successful future.

  • (1 year ago)

    the best because even though most students live below the poverty level we find our way and do well in school because we want to be productive citizens and we want a better and safe life for our families

  • (3 years ago)

    Northwestern is a good school that does offer many oppurtunities. Though some people don't recognize the schools potentialsometimes. The students here are really intelligent though some dont't either realize it or are being led by the streets. The teachers i have had so far have pushed me and my fellow peers to do our best and not anything less. We have great alumni support that are very proud. Our PAVAC program is great and alot of hard work. Our Medical Magnet is exceptional you can excell in learning in different medical field such as nursing vetinarian forensicsand detistryy. We Bulls love to support our sports especially our football team basketball and track and field. One day the world will see what Northwestern is capable ofand not just what happens around us.

  • (5 years ago)

    The studnets are both gifted and talented youth who are passionate about life. The school has more vocational opportunties than any other public high school in this district!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Miami Northwestern because it has offered me a headstart on life thanks to its CNA and LPN nursing programs

  • (5 years ago)

    Miami Northwestern is a school that continues to strive towards excellence in our students our faculty and our community. There is no other school like Miami Northwestern. It has a strong history and is an iconic monument in this community.

  • (5 years ago)

    We Care about the total student here at Miami Northwestern. We take pride and go through great length to help our students reach their highest academic potential.

  • (5 years ago)

    Miami Northwestern H.S. has sooooo much energy. The alumni is the 'strongest' I have ever known in Miami Florida !! The administration parents and students are the best because we are the Mighty Bulls!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    MNHS is one the most informative schools that I have encountered on helping their students and parents in whatever they need.The staff from the principal to the jantorial staff is fantasic.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great pride and care for its students

  • (5 years ago)

    I love working at this school because it has so much pride within the community.

  • (5 years ago)

    northwestern is the best school ever the staff is great

  • (5 years ago)

    Miami Northwestern Sr. High School has many talented students ready and eager to learn. Miami Northwestern is full of energy! We are on the road to success.

  • (5 years ago)

    One of the best things about Miami Northwestern is the fact that the students are truly unique and intellectual young individuals. The diversity that the school provides is exceptional and the pride that the students hold when it comes to their school and their classmates is truly inspiring.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love MNWSH school because the administration is very encouraging and supportive.

  • (5 years ago)

    Miami Nothwestern is a urban inner city school which offer excellent academic sports and highly qualified teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Miami Northwestern is a great school because we offer so mcuh to students than any high school in the country. For example we have PAVAC Dance Magnet PAVAC Drama magnet PAVAC Art magnet Medical Magnet Dry Cleaning magnet PAVAC Chrous Outstanding athletic depart(Nationally knwon in major sports) And oustanding Acedemice students. So we are well rounded meeting the needs of the total student.

  • (5 years ago)

    We care about the students. Although our school received a letter grade of 'F' last school year. All of the teachers have pulled together and reaching out for extra assistance to help our school rise to the top.

  • (5 years ago)

    MIami Northwestern is a terrific school to work at. We offer some very interesting programs at Miami Northwestern Senior.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Miami Northwestern because it is the school of opportunity. No matter the odds against most of us that attend the doors are always open for us to come in and be apart of a caring family. Our principal understands us and support us at all times. Mr. Hankerson and the staff of MNW makes a difference in the lives of students...well they did for me KeUndra

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