Northwest High School in Clarksville, TN - Niche

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Northwest High School is a public school in Clarksville, Tennessee. It has 1,222 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 55% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 85 reviews written and they have been mixed.

800 Lafayette Rd
Clarksville, TN 37042
(931) 648-5675

Ratings and Reviews
3.1 from 85 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I loved my freshman year and I love my senior year, but sophomore and junior year were terrible. The EOC preps were not helping either, especially sophomore year simply because I scored high on my English I EOC, yet I was placed with students who scored low. The theory was good, but it was lacking in execution. At least now they make everyone suffer by putting everyone in multiple preps.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Teachers do their best to prepare you with what they can. The administrators do their best to get to know the students. Even though the athletics are not the best, they are still supported. There are many extra circular activities and organizations and the teachers who run those are great. The custodial staff is great at keeping the school clean.
    • High School Junior
    • 1
    Food: I do not get the schools lunch, I have never got a school lunch.
    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: The dress code at Northwest is not equally enforced, the guys can wear tank tops but the girls cannot. Students get their phones taken up a lot. Skipping is a big problem, people just do not want to go to class, and as a result are taken out of class and put in in-school-suspension. It often tends to be the same students that get in trouble, so obviously the punishments are not working
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: The students at Northwest are actively involved in athletics. Our teams are pretty average. The football team thinks that they are great, but they're not, and they do not properly maintain the field and the soccer team gets blamed for it. The sports do have good support from other students.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.33 Kenwood Middle School Public
2.33 Kenwood High School Public
2.00 Byrns L. Darden Elementary School Public
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2.33 Northeast High School Public
2.33 Northeast Middle School Public
2.33 Northeast Elementary School Public
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Unity Christian Academy Private, Religious
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2.66 Rossview Middle School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Kenwood High School 3 mi. 1,080
3.00 West Creek High School 4 mi. 1,243
2.33 Northeast High School 7 mi. 1,167
2.66 Clarksville High School 10 mi. 1,328
3.00 Rossview High School 10 mi. 1,432

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Northwest High School United States Clarksville High School Kenwood High School Northeast High School Rossview High School West Creek High School
White 57.0% 51.0% 72.0% 38.0% 41.0% 68.0% 37.0%
African American 26.0% 15.0% 16.0% 39.0% 36.0% 18.0% 37.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 25.0% 5.0% 11.0% 13.0% 6.0% 14.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.0% 8.0% 5.0% 3.0% 6.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 29.2%
Grade 10 25.2%
Grade 11 20.5%
Grade 12 25.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 15% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 100% You meet some great friends and teachers.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 70% The unruly and disrespectful students.
  • 20% The stress that is being put on the teachers.
  • 10% EOC Preps

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% There's a huge variety of different students.
  • 33% Tech Programs, like Hair and Auto

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 82% Vikings
  • 9% Your under average high school
  • 9% "Level 5"

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Do your work and don't procrastinate.
  • 33% Don't get involved with the wrong people.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.