The was one of a handful of area school districts recently honored for receiving the Missouri's “Distinction in Performance for High Achievement” for nine consecutive years.
Board President Sherri K. Talbott and Superintendent Paul Ziegler accepted the award at a banquet hosted by Cooperating School Districts of St. Louis.
"Distinction in Performance" is based on 14 academic performance standards that are the basis of the state’s accreditation program for all school districts. The standards are based on scores from the state-mandated MAP/EOC tests, graduation rate, attendance, ACT scores, and other indicators. Northwest met 14 out of 14 standards.