Northside High School

254 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. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  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
Data not available
Average ACT
23
122 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
9%
AP Enrollment
28%
AP Exam Pass Rate
22%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    5%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    33%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    58%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    5%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
  • Student Section for Football
    24%
  • Graduation
    19%
  • Pep Rally
    18%
  • Red vs White Games & NHS vs SHS Games
    16%
  • Talent Show
    8%
  • Bonfires for the northside southside games
    7%
  • GTTS
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,581
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,200
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,467/ year
National
$11,890
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses

Reviews

254 reviews
  • Excellent
    58
  • Very Good
    99
  • Average
    77
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    6
Through my persepective, some of my teachers go above and beyond and then there are some that are plain. The quality of the teachers at Northside is very well miraculous, their teaching styles could be boring at some times but it's all worth it! The teachers interest in students are well beyond lovable, if we respect them, they respect us. Of course all the teachers have great communication skills, Northside has the most sociable teachers that any school could ever have. The consistency of each teachers grading doesn't matter, only what matter is how they student does in the class.
  • High School Senior
  • Jan 26 2015
I love the diversity of students at Northside high school. There is so much energy throughout the hallways and in every class, by both students and teachers. All faculty at Northside truly appreciate the students there, from the janitors to the lunch ladies, they are all friendly and compassionate people. What I love most is how teachers never give up on a student, and give them every opportunity to succeed. We all deserve a chance to be great - Northside offers that.
  • Senior
  • 1 month 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
  • 6 months ago