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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.

Local Area
Students by Year Group
Federal Assistance

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.

Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Zachary Early Learning Center0.43 miles
Northwestern Elementary School0.44 miles
Zachary High School0.47 miles
Rollins Place Elementary0.61 miles
Zachary Elementary School1.22 miles
Rankings within Louisiana
There are 1400 schools in Louisiana.
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
Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races22
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander5
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 832 students, with a diversity index of 0.55

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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