Northside High School in Fort Smith, AR - Niche

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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 222 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.7 from 222 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is very unique because it has great counselor that made easy step for future graduate to get ready for college and to prepare their life outside of school. The school activities allow us to make time management easier, especially for us band and football members. One of my favorite experiences from this school is how the club are very motivated for new members and they spread poster to get the student moving and doing stuff which can get them ready for future work. I would definitely choose this school again if I could do it all over again.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: If I had to choose a high school again I would not choose North Side High School. The administration do not care about their student body but only the number of people who graduate. I do enjoy the activities that the student body can be involved in. Some of these are debate, band, athletics, honors society, and also student council. The student body is always trying to help each other during the year to pass with each other. If I did ever choose to go back to North Side it would be because of the student body, not the administration.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I learn what I need to know at Northside. Our student body is diverse and for the most part work well together as a team.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: North side is a great school due to the diversity of students and staff.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Northside opens your mind to new ideas to help you succeed, The administration and teachers don't hold your hand the whole way but they will help you the best they can. Students are never left behind and are the main focus in the school I attend.

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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


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 32 responses

  • 91% Yes
  • 3% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 31% Diverse
  • 19% Great people to get to know for lifelong friends
  • 17% Laid back people
  • 14% Great Staff
  • 11% School Spirit
  • 5% No drama
  • 3% Acceoting

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 24% There is occasional hateful students
  • 20% Ignorant people
  • 17% Rude people
  • 15% Administration
  • 11% Boring classes
  • 7% Bad teachers
  • 2% Missing out on learning when substitute is present
  • 2% Some classmate are not committed
  • 2% Snow Days

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 78% Diversity
  • 15% How much of a family & involved we are
  • 7% The "SPUNK"

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 71% Diverse
  • 12% Diverse, iridescent, goal-oriented student body
  • 12% Goal oriented students
  • 4% Iridescent

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 36% There Are Many People Here
  • 32% Get involved in activities but pay attention
  • 14% Pay attention and Pass the AP test
  • 9% Study Everyday
  • 5% Whatever you get told, just do it, trust me.
  • 5% Be careful in the hallways.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 19% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% 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.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.