Northside High School in Fort Smith, AR - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    10-12
  • Students
    1,581
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    248 3.7
  • Ranking

Northside High School is a public coed school in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It has 1,581 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 59% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 248 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2301 North B St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-1171

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 248 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Principal and assistant principals take high regard in the safety of the students. The staff make sure to ensure the students are safe and taken care of. It is generally safe to be at Northside although some may not think so. We have safety precautions but it is rare that they have to be used.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular activities at Northside have been like the student body, a wide variety. You have athletics, academic clubs, career-oriented groups, religious, diverse, and even ones specific to certain hobbies. Everyone can find their place at school, there is just no end to the possibilities.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I would always choose Northside no matter how much I said otherwise. I got blessed with amazing friends, a great experience on the dance team. Once you know where you belong, a great experience comes a long with the ride. I won't make it sound like the best school in all of Arkansas, but each student can surely have a great time at Northside.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Throughout my year at Northside safety of the student body has always been assured and taken care of in the best possible way. When we are threatened by situations prominently by the school that is taken into consideration to the student body, resulting in us being in lockdown until further notice. Based on how safety is handled at school everyone feels safe at Northside High School.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Northside consists of different school activities that students do take part in. But extracurricular activities sometimes aren't recognized to the student body and possibly people who are interested in certain clubs.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Southside High School 2 mi. 1,587
3.00 Van Buren High School 7 mi. 1,816
3.33 Alma High School 13 mi. 1,070
4.00 Fayetteville High School East 49 mi. 1,895
3.33 Siloam Springs High School 56 mi. 1,291

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

Gender

Gender
Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

Northside High School United States Arkansas Alma High School Fayetteville High School East Siloam Springs High School Southside High School Van Buren High School
Hispanic 41.0% 25.0% 11.3% 3.0% 10.0% 23.0% 10.0% 16.0%
White 27.0% 51.0% 63.3% 91.0% 72.0% 64.0% 64.0% 71.0%
African American 18.0% 15.0% 20.7% 1.0% 11.0% 0% 4.0% 2.0%
Asian 7.0% 4.8% 1.4% 0% 2.0% 2.0% 7.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 11.0% 5.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 6.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 10 37.4%
Grade 11 34.0%
Grade 12 28.7%

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 42 responses

  • 86% Yes
  • 5% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 30% Diverse
  • 20% Great people to get to know for lifelong friends
  • 19% Laid back people
  • 13% Great Staff
  • 12% School Spirit
  • 4% No drama
  • 2% Acceoting

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 23% There is occasional hateful students
  • 18% Ignorant people
  • 16% Rude people
  • 14% Administration
  • 11% Boring classes
  • 7% Bad teachers
  • 5% Missing out on learning when substitute is present
  • 4% Snow Days
  • 2% Some classmate are not committed

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 34 responses

  • 76% Diversity
  • 18% How much of a family & involved we are
  • 6% The "SPUNK"

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 58% Diverse
  • 23% Diverse, iridescent, goal-oriented student body
  • 16% Goal oriented students
  • 3% Iridescent

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 33% There Are Many People Here
  • 29% Get involved in activities but pay attention
  • 12% Pay attention and Pass the AP test
  • 8% Whatever you get told, just do it, trust me.
  • 8% Study Everyday
  • 4% Be careful in the hallways.
  • 4% Keep your business to yourself, they'll trash you.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.