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 1,461 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 219 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 219 reviews
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    • 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.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: So far, my experience has been good at Northside. I like it because there is a lot of variety in the types of classes that you can choose to take, there is also a lot of variety in the student body. The teachers are generally nice and easy to talk to and they'll help you if you need it. Some of the only things that I don't like about it is that there are some rude, ignorant students who don't even try to do their best or to be hospitable. I also don't like that sometimes during football season the faculty will encourage unsportsmanlike behavior towards the opposing team, or will openly bash other schools, that's not setting a good example.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The students can be distracting at times but overall the teachers are great.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I am excited about learning in such a diverse population. It will be a challenge knowing very few students but I am looking forward to making new friends. The JROTC program has a great reputation.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Southside High School 2 mi. 1,597
2.66 Van Buren High School 7 mi. 1,796
3.33 Alma High School 13 mi. 1,070
4.00 Greenwood High School 14 mi. 811
4.00 Fayetteville High School East 49 mi. 1,896

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


Male 48%
Female 51%

Student Diversity

Northside High School United States Alma High School Fayetteville High School East Greenwood High School Southside High School Van Buren High School
Hispanic 41.0% 25.0% 3.0% 10.0% 3.0% 10.0% 16.0%
White 27.0% 51.0% 90.0% 73.0% 86.0% 67.0% 70.0%
African American 17.0% 15.0% 1.0% 10.0% 0% 6.0% 2.0%
Asian 7.0% 4.8% 0% 3.0% 1.0% 6.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 2.0% 0% 3.0% 7.0% 5.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 2.0%


Grade 10 37.2%
Grade 11 32.7%
Grade 12 30.1%

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 29 responses

  • 93% Yes
  • 3% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 33% Diverse
  • 20% Laid back people
  • 17% Great people to get to know for lifelong friends
  • 13% Great Staff
  • 9% School Spirit
  • 6% No drama
  • 2% Acceoting

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 24% There is occasional hateful students
  • 21% Ignorant people
  • 19% Rude people
  • 14% Administration
  • 12% Boring classes
  • 7% Bad teachers
  • 2% Snow Days

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 79% Diversity
  • 12% How much of a family & involved we are
  • 8% The "SPUNK"

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 76% Diverse
  • 10% Diverse, iridescent, goal-oriented student body
  • 10% Goal oriented students
  • 5% Iridescent

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 37% There Are Many People Here
  • 26% Get involved in activities but pay attention
  • 16% Pay attention and Pass the AP test
  • 11% 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 18 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% 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.