PROFICIENCY 41% 16% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
31%Whitfield County
42%Tunnel Hill

Northwest Whitfield County High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Whitfield County" in Tunnel Hill, GA. There are a total of 1,330 students and 66 teachers at Northwest Whitfield County High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 564 free lunch students and 158 reduced lunch students.

Northwest Whitfield County High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 41.0%, which is 16% higher than the Georgia average.


Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch564
Reduced lunch158


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment120
Taking some courses111
Taking some courses (not tests)15
Passing some courses62
Passing no courses49

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Northwest Whitfield County High School, there are a total of 120 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 111 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School38%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School44%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Northwest Whitfield County High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 68.0% 54.4% 42.9% 51.1%
African American 3.3% 1.7% 36.6% 15.9%
Asian 1.2% 1.0% 3.6% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 24.4% 39.5% 13.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.8% 2.9% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

New Hope Middle School32%0.7Dalton, GA
New Hope Elementary School45%0.7Dalton, GA
Varnell Elementary School40%3.1Varnell, GA
North Whitfield Middle School37%3.3Dalton, GA
Tunnel Hill Elementary School47%3.5Tunnel Hill, GA
Pleasant Grove Elementary School30%4.3Dalton, GA
Tiger Creek Elementary School37%4.6Tunnel Hill, GA
Coahulla Creek High School35%5.1Dalton, GA
Cohutta Elementary School45%6.5Cohutta, GA
Park Creek Elementary School31%6.5Dalton, GA
Westwood Elementary School38%6.7Dalton, GA
Dalton High School30%6.7Dalton, GA

Tunnel Hill demographics profile

StatisticTunnel HillGeorgiaNational
Population density (sq mi)65816791
Median age38.636.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)68%54%55%
Speak English97%86%79%
Speak Spanish2%8%13%

Education level achieved in Tunnel Hill

IndexTunnel HillGeorgiaNational
Completed 8th grade72.8%82.3%84.3%
Completed high school72.8%81.0%83.0%
Completed some college48.3%57.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.5%36.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.7%29.4%30.3%
Completed masters10.1%11.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%3.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.3%1.3%
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Source: The Northwest Whitfield County High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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