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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Northside High School is a public school located in Houston, TX. It has 1,547 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 23% in reading.

Northside High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
960
206 responses
Average ACT
21
16 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$36,911
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Median Home Value
$133,853
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Sports
    20%
  • Pep Rallys
    19%
  • Depends on what is going on.
    17%
  • Spirit Week-Hall decoration
    16%
  • Talent show
    12%
  • Assembly
    8%
  • Where ever the band goes i go.
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,547
Free or Reduced Lunch
94%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,258
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,833/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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As a student here, my teachers have all been very kind. My teachers are all so friendly and very committed to their work. I like the staff, they are mostly very friendly. Also, teachers are very respectful. However, I would make a change in administration. There is poor communication between the staff that often effects the student body. Administration needs to communicate with students and staff better. I would also change the school. Even though we've been under construction, there hasn't been much improvement. As I walk around school, I notice that materials used for our schools' construction seem like scraps. The construction of our school looks like a poor rush job. There also needs to be a change in the respect between students. My past class period had a student abruptly leave class and disrespect the teacher because she did not like being in our Mexican American studies class filled with hispanics. It is very sad to have students think that way of us fellow latin students.
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I really like how everyone helps each other in academics! I would change the pace of our classes, wanting the teachers to teach a bit slower so we can understand the lessons well.
I barged in the experience of being a panther at North side high school the begging of junior year,finding myself surrounded by a hole new atmosphere i was excited to see what this school had to offer my high school experience.I judge the school by the means of witch the institute could provide me in education, to keep me from harms way,and to provide me with a path for future success. The school manged to educate me with some intriguing teachers but was also afflicted by the "easy going not willing to push you" teachers. Coming on the topic of school safety i can assure that protocols and alarm measurements had been practiced and regulatory participated in. North side wasn't shy from trying to provide students with college readiness , scholar ship opportunities and a firm plan for the future after school. school spirit was apparent, having many extracurricular activities involvement with sports .