Northside High School

248 reviews
  1. Fort Smith School District
  2. 10-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. Outcomes
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports & Fitness
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
2301 North B St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Telephone
(479) 783-1171
Website
Data not available

Northside High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
22

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
AP Enrollment
Data not available
AP Exam Pass Rate
34%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
Data not available
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    3%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    34%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    60%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    3%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
  • Student Section for Football
    28%
  • Graduation
    18%
  • Pep Rally
    17%
  • Red vs White Games & NHS vs SHS Games
    14%
  • Bonfires for the northside southside games
    8%
  • Talent Show
    8%
  • GTTS
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,581
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,645
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
12%
Female Athletes
7%
Expenses Per Student
$10,810/ year
National
$11,927
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses

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Reviews

248 reviews
  • Excellent
    55
  • Very Good
    96
  • Average
    77
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    6
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.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
Overall Northside High School is very diverse and me and my classmates are always being encouraged by our teachers and administrators to improve academically. This year our school found out that one of our principles received a better job opportunity at another school. Based on everyone's initial reaction to his departure after the school year comes to an end, students soon realized that because of how strict he was that he truly made an impact on individuals, and will be remembered.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago
I really enjoyed my experience at this school and I definitely would do it all over again if I could. My favorite memories were the friendships I made and learning about new cultures and religions. I would say what makes this school so unique is how diverse it is and how involved and motivated the students are in wanting to do the best for their classmates. The reason I would do it all again is to re-experience everything that ever happened.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago