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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
North High School is a highly rated, public school located in Appleton, WI. It has 1,636 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
5000 N Ballard Rd
Appleton, WI 54913
Telephone
(920) 832-4300

North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1300
18 responses
Average ACT
27
285 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$55,817
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$746
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,000
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
Report
  • 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
1,636
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
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
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,686
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
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
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,393/ 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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My experience with North High overall has been average. From my freshman year to today many things have changed for the better, but I also believe that there are many weaknesses at North. All the teachers give a personal touch to teaching and try to relate to the students. There are many classes offered for college credit and honors; however, I do feel that some did not prepare me for my future. Overall, I enjoyed my years at North academically.
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I love my teachers. They're all so supportive and helpful. They go out of their way to make sure that I'm getting the best education that I possibly can. The atmosphere in the school is so kind and I have met so many friendly people that will stick with me for years and have impacted my life in the best way. Also, sports at North are amazing. The coaches are extremely supportive. The only problem was I was not able to take AP classes as a freshman. But overall it's a great school with an amazing atmosphere, a great sports selection, and great opportunities.
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.