Northwest Local School District, Ohio

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Northwest Local School District
Cincinnati, Ohio
Northwest Local School District logo.jpeg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Andrew Jackson
Enrollment:9,461 students
Graduation rate:84.5%
Number of schools:13
Budget: $82.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:TBD
Board members:5
Term length:4
Northwest Local School District is a school district in Ohio that serves Hamilton County, Ohio. It is the 20th-largest school district in Ohio, serving 9,461 students in 13 schools with an operating budget of $82.4 million.[1]

About the district

Northwest Local School District is located in Hamilton County, Ohio
Northwest Local School District is located in Hamilton County, Ohio. The county seat of Hamilton County is Cincinnati, Ohio. The county's population was 802,374 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Hamilton County outperforms the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment and median income, but underperforms in terms of poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 33.2% of Hamilton County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.7% rate for the state of Ohio. Hamilton County had a median income of $49,104 in 2010 compared to $48,246 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Hamilton County was 17.1% in 2010 compared to a 15.4% rate for the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Hamilton County (%) Ohio (%)
White 69.5 83.4
Black or African American 25.9 12.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.3
Asian 2.2 1.8
Two or More Races 2.1 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 2.7 3.3

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 50.2 48.2
2008 51.2 46.9
2004 48.7 50.8
2000 46.3 50.1

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[4]


The current superintendent of Northwest Local School District is Dr. Andrew Jackson. He began his career at Northwest Local as the Director of Business. He moved up to Director of Curriculum shortly after, Assistant Superintendent in 2012 and was appointed to his current position in 2013. Prior to his time at Northwest Local, he served as a middle school administrator, high school administrator, central office administrator and superintendent in Milan Community Schools.[5]

School board

The Northwest Local School Board consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms.[6]

Northwest Local School Board
Member Term Ends
Dan Unger President 2015
Christopher J. Heather Vice President 2017
Jim Detzel Member 2015
Pamela L. Detzel Member 2017
Michael Harlow Member 2017

School board elections

See also: Northwest Local School District elections (2013)

Members of the Northwest Local School Board are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and two seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Northwest Local School District:[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $64,022,216 80.4% $2,718,362 3.4% $11,399,808 14.3% $468 0% $1,462,709 1.8% $79,602,627
2011-2012 $67,495,755 81.8% $2,368,561 2.9% $11,377,138 13.8% $468 0% $1,230,235 1.5% $82,472,157
Averages: $65,758,985.5 81% $2,543,461.5 3% $11,388,473 14% $468 0% $1,346,472 2% $81,037,392

Teacher salaries

Teachers in the Northwest Local School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The maximum salary caps annual pay increases after 27 years of service in the district. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2012-2013 school year:[7]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 34,266 64,163
BA + 150 36,161 66,061
MA 38,056 70,218
MA + 15 39,954 72,116
MA + 30 41,849 74,001
MA + 45 43,744 75,896

Schools in Northwest Local School District


Northwest Local School District serves 9,461 students. Northwest Local School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.

District schools

Northwest Local School District operates 13 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[8]

Northwest Local School District
School Name
Colerain Elementary School
Colerain High School
Colerain MIddle School
Houston Early Learning Center
Monfort Heights Elementary School
Northwest High School
Pleasant Run Elementary School
Pleasant Run Middle School
Struble Elementary School
Taylor Elementary School
Welch Elementary School
Weigel Elementary School
White Oak Middle School

Academic performance

The Ohio Department of Education issues an annual report card for each district based on scores from the Ohio Achievement Assessments. This testing process assesses the proficiency of students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics. Students in grades 10 and 11 complete the Ohio Graduation Test to not only assess proficiency but also demonstrate readiness for postgraduate life.[9][10]

Northwest Local School District received a B on the state's Performance Index and a C in the Indicators Met section. The Ohio Department of Education found that 80.1% of students qualified as Proficient or higher. The district met proficiency levels in 75.0% of performance indicators from grades 3 through 11. The following tables detail results from the Performance Index and Indicators Met sections in the 2012-2013 district report card.[11]

Performance Index, 2012-2013
Performance level Percentage of students (%)
Advanced Plus -
Advanced 19.8
Accelerated 24.3
Proficient 35.1
Basic 14.3
Limited 6.2
Untested 0.2

Indicators Met, Reading
Grade Northwest Local School District Similar districts State of Ohio
3 80.4 85.1 81.4
4 88.5 90.8 87.7
5 71.2 77.4 74.2
6 81.7 85.2 82.9
7 74.4 82.8 81
8 83.5 88.5 85.8

Indicators Met, Mathematics
Grade Northwest Local School District Similar districts State of Ohio
3 76.6 82.4 78.4
4 77.3 82.5 77.7
5 70.7 73.9 68.7
6 75.5 79.1 75.1
7 70.1 77.3 73.3
8 76.6 81 77

Contact information

Northwest Local School District logo.jpeg
Northwest Local School Board
3240 Banning Road
Cincinnati, OH 45239
Phone: (513) 923-1000

See also

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