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+
Address
5000 N Ballard Rd
Appleton, WI 54913
Telephone
(920) 832-4300
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North High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1270
13 responses
Average ACT
28
159 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

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.24 responses
Poll
83%
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 80 responses
Report
  • Homecoming/Spirit Week
    28%
  • The school musicals/plays
    19%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Global Week
    18%
  • Improvedy Comedy
    8%
  • Clubs
    5%
  • Talent Show
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,531
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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.46 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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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.
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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.
The school is safe, probably the safest of the three in Appleton; security wise. The safe "area" of Appleton North for it's students is ok or sub parr. From what I hear from peers around me there are some pretty cruel people who gossip nonstop about others. I have also heard complaints from my peers that teachers sometimes, very rare, don't appreciate the opinion of the students. But on some of the contexts of what I hear I can agree with. Like the fact that a student at North wants to create a "Anti-Gay Club".... That's.. That's just wrong. No. I understand that it is someones opinion and they want to express it because of the First Amendment and all, but if this school allows that; then there is something wrong. Just saying..