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Northwestern Middle School (leave a review)
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+1 (225) 654-9201

5200 East Central Avenue

Zachary, Louisiana


About Northwestern Middle School
7th Grade - 8th Grade

Northwestern Middle School is one of 7 schools found in the Zachary Community School District of Louisiana.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from 7th Grade to 8th Grade and has an enrolment of 832 students - compared to other schools in Louisiana, this is a relatively large school.

In recent years, the pupil population has decreased. Alongside this, the number of teachers has decreased over a similar timeframe.

At Northwestern Middle School, the average teaching salary of $44,742 is lower than the Louisiana state average of $48,011.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Northwestern Middle School 832$1,51415$44,7420.55
Zachary Early Learning Center (0.43 miles) 200$4,612100.58
Northwestern Elementary School (0.44 miles) 359$2,0656$40,3880.56
Zachary High School (0.47 miles) 1573$1,52814$49,1600.53
Rollins Place Elementary (0.61 miles) 817$1,38011$44,0350.57
Zachary Elementary School (1.22 miles) 790$1,40117$42,1930.56

Northwestern Middle School

Number of pupils832
Funding per pupil$1,514
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$44,742
Diversity index0.55

Zachary Early Learning Center (0.43 miles)

Number of pupils200
Funding per pupil$4,612
Pupils per teacher10
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.58

Northwestern Elementary School (0.44 miles)

Number of pupils359
Funding per pupil$2,065
Pupils per teacher6
Average teacher salary$40,388
Diversity index0.56

Zachary High School (0.47 miles)

Number of pupils1573
Funding per pupil$1,528
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$49,160
Diversity index0.53

Rollins Place Elementary (0.61 miles)

Number of pupils817
Funding per pupil$1,380
Pupils per teacher11
Average teacher salary$44,035
Diversity index0.57

Zachary Elementary School (1.22 miles)

Number of pupils790
Funding per pupil$1,401
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$42,193
Diversity index0.56
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Rankings within Louisiana
There are 1,400 schools in Louisiana. Rankings don't always go up to 1,400 because some schools have missing data.
166thlargest school
153rdhighest number of FTE teachers
1075thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
859thhighest average teaching salary
1095thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
441sthighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
333rdhighest diversity index
1021sthighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

7th Grade - 8th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 177 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 177 days

12th Grade: 177 days

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