Northwest Local School District, Ohio
|Northwest Local School District|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Andrew Jackson|
|Number of schools:||13|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
About the district
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.
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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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.
The Northwest Local School Board consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms.
|Northwest Local School Board|
|Christopher J. Heather||Vice President||2017|
|Pamela L. Detzel||Member||2017|
School board elections
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:
|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|
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:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 150||36,161||66,061|
|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.
Northwest Local School District operates 13 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Northwest Local School District|
|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|
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.
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.
|Performance Index, 2012-2013|
|Performance level||Percentage of students (%)|
- School board elections portal
- Northwest Local School District elections (2013)
- Ohio school districts
- List of school districts in Ohio
- Northwest Local School District, "Tax Budget 2013 Modified Version," accessed December 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Hamilton County," accessed January 10, 2014
- Smart Voter, "Hamilton County," accessed January 10, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Staff, Fox 19, "Annoucement of new superintendent for Northwest Local Schools," February 22, 2013
- Northwest Local School District, "Board," accessed January 10, 2014
- Northwest Local School District, "Salary Schedule for Teachers," accessed January 10, 2014
- Northwest Local School District, "Schools," accessed January 10, 2014
- Ohio Department of Education, "FAQs," accessed January 10, 2014
- Ohio Department of Education, "Ohio Graduation Test," accessed January 10, 2014
- Ohio Department of Education, "2012-2013 Report Card for Northwest Local School District," accessed January 10, 2014