Northside High School in Fort Smith, AR - Niche

Niche Grade
  • Grades
  • Students
  • Type
  • Reviews
    235 3.7
  • Ranking

Northside High School is a public 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 235 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 235 reviews
Take our parent or student survey to add your review.

    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: There are a mixture of good and bad teachers. We did not have good administration or other faculty. But, some teachers actually acted like they cared about our education and well being.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are many things to be a part of, but it is not centralized on equality so much.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: When I attended Northside, I did not like the type of learning environment that it was. It basically made me realize that my goals should be much bigger and that I needed to work hard to reach those goals because most people around me in school probably would not.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: If I could do it all over, I don't think I would attend Northside High School again. Keeping in mind every school is not perfect and has it's own flaws, but Northside has kept it to where a student cannot enjoy their high school experience. There is many favoritism in the school and the rules have definitely gotten out of hand. I understand if it is supposed to improve the education in the school, but the majority of it is highly irrelevant to the education that the students receive.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers are good with communicating well with the students, and others make it hard for students to reach out to them. While it is good for teachers to be stern and keep the class in control, I feel it shouldn't reach the point to where the students feel inferior to them or threatened. This limits the chance of student's actually engaging in the classwork or it also creates the students not to feel like they can ask questions and therefore, limits their grades and educations.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
St. Boniface Catholic School Private, Religious
3.33 Tilles Elementary School Public
3.00 William O. Darby Jr. High School Public
Belle Point Alternative Center Public, Alternative
3.33 Ballman Elementary School Public
Immaculate Conception Elementary School Private, Religious
Christ the King Catholic School Private, Religious
3.33 Howard Elementary School Public
3.33 Albert Pike Elementary School Public
Trinity Junior High School Private, Religious
3.33 Ramsey Junior High School Public
3.66 Fairview Elementary School Public
3.33 Sunnymede Elementary School Public
3.00 Union Christian Acamemy - Middle/High School Private, Religious
The Montessori School of Fort Smith Private, Montessori
Arkoma High School Public
3.66 Southside High School Public
3.00 Trusty Elementary School Public
3.00 Dora Kimmons Jr. High School Public
3.33 Bonneville Elementary School Public
3.00 Sutton Elementary School Public
3.66 Raymond F. Orr Elementary School Public
3.33 Moffett Public School Public
3.66 Carnall Elementary School Public
2.66 Singleton Elementary School Public
3.33 Spradling Elementary School Public
3.66 Euper Lane Elementary School Public
3.33 Harry C. Morrison Elementary School Public
3.33 Beard Elementary School Public
3.66 Cavanaugh Elementary School Public
First Lutheran School Private, Religious
Union Christian Academy - Elementary Campus Private, Religious
3.66 L. A. Chaffin Jr. High School Public
3.66 John P. Woods Elementary School Public
3.66 Elmer H. Cook Elementary School Public
3.33 City Heights Elementary School Public
3.00 Butterfield Junior High School Public
3.00 Parkview Elementary School Public
3.00 King Elementary School Public
3.33 Rena Elementary School Public
Van Buren Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Van Buren High School Public
3.33 Barling Elementary School Public
3.33 Northridge Middle School Public
3.00 Roland Elementary School Public
2.66 Roland Junior High School Public
2.66 Roland High School Public
3.00 James R. Tate Elementary School Public
3.00 Pocola High School Public
2.66 Pocola Middle School Public
2.33 Pocola Elementary School Public
3.00 Muldrow High School Public

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

Around Northside High School

We do our best to keep our list of schools and districts, along with their attendance zone boundaries up-to-date and complete, but it isn't perfect. You should always check with the relevant school/district regarding school options, boundaries, and other eligibility requirements.

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


Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

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


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 38 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 5% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 30% Diverse
  • 18% Laid back people
  • 18% Great people to get to know for lifelong friends
  • 14% Great Staff
  • 12% School Spirit
  • 4% No drama
  • 3% 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 31 responses

  • 77% Diversity
  • 16% How much of a family & involved we are
  • 6% The "SPUNK"

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 64% Diverse
  • 18% Goal oriented students
  • 14% Diverse, iridescent, goal-oriented student body
  • 4% 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 25 responses

  • 24% I love everything about this school.
  • 72% 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.