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Northwest School of the Arts

Preschool | Grades 6-12 | Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
1415 Beatties Ford
Charlotte, NC 28216
(980) 343-5500

About This School

Northwest School of the Arts is located in Charlotte, NC and is one of 174 schools in Charlotte-mecklenburg Schools. It is a magnet school that serves 965 students in grades 6-12.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Northwest School of the Arts's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Northwest School of the Arts had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The North Carolina average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

73% 27%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

per student
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Northwest School of the Arts Reviews

By a Current Student on

I've been to quite a number of schools and NWSA is by far the best. The student body is essentially made up of working artists and they are all encouraged to grow in their field. Not only do we have a strong arts program, the academics are also outstanding. Students are accepted by almost everyone no matter what their financial background, ethnicity, or orientation. I would definately recomend Northwest for any creative students who are considering applying.

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I love it! So much so that I have volunteered over 150 hrs this school year.

By a Current Student on

The school is focused on arts education and most students care genuinely about eachother. As a current student myself and having been here since 6th grade, I can say 1st hand this school is amazing if your looking to improve your artistic ability.

By a Parent on

Not a good school for middle school children that may need a little extra attention from the teacher.

By a Current Student on

Northwest provides students with a welcoming environment that is not provided by any other school. Most students do NOT care if you are black, white, hispanic, gay or straight, they will welcome you with open arms. Here, at Northwest, we are provided with a rigorous education in both the arts and academics.

By a Teacher on

Northwest is "simply the best." We provide a rigorous program in the arts as well as academics. The teachers are master instructors who also understand the diverse student population and challenge students to excel. The students are accepting, welcoming, and loving. Data reveals that 100% of the students at NWSA believe that they are emotionally and physically safe. Dr. Peter Gorman, Superintendent, selected NWSA for his annual State of the Schools address in October 2010.

By a Current Student on

I am a student at northwest and i absolutely love this school. I have been here since 6th grade and i still know all my teachers and talk to them daily. I'm am soooo tired of people talking about bad things about my school. It's not the school that's bad. It's some of the students.

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