A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
North High School is an elite, public school located in Appleton, WI. It has 1,599 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
5000 N Ballard Rd
Appleton, WI 54913
Telephone
(920) 832-4300
Website

North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1270
17 responses
Average ACT
28
224 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,878
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$705
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
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 82 responses
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  • Homecoming/Spirit Week
    27%
  • The school musicals/plays
    20%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Global Week
    17%
  • Improvedy Comedy
    7%
  • Clubs
    6%
  • Talent Show
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,599
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,843
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,908/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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I have attended Appleton North for my entire high school career but I also attend the charter school that is available here. I spend about half my time in North and half in Fox Cities Leadership Academy. I like the size of North, of 4,000 students, because you can find a variety of friends and clubs to be involved in. They have many different opportunities from classes to clubs to outside school activities. I also love the teacher here because they are always willing to help you academically or socially in any way needed. One thing I would change about this school is the language classes to have more options rather than Spanish, German and French. Overall, I think this school makes you feel at home and is a safe environment.
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I was surprised that I didn't get bullied at all, since I was a junior new transferred student at Appleton North High School of Fall 2013. I was a very quite student during my junior year as well. I had a brain injury and coma at a different high school, which resulted into me having depression on wanting to become smart again. The teachers and speech therapist were very helpful. I also love how diverse the people are at this school. The bad thing about this school is that it didn't prepare me for college when I graduated on 2015. I regret not talking about how to get prepared for college, and how to read/take notes from textbooks, also how to study. I regret not talking about it with my high school counselor. I had to learn the hard way.
Most of the teachers teach with compassion, consistency, and encouraging to want the students to succeed in their education. I do feel the teachers have our best interests at heart. I take a lot of AP courses which the teachers really construct their class for college preparation. They are tough on us and expect us to dig deep with thinking, writing, and to construct ourselves to really think outside the box. I believe for high school classes they are very knowledgeable in higher level college based courses. The grading system for our high school especially the AP courses, are very consistent with that of a college school. They use A+, A-, and A level grading etc.