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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
North Side High School is a public school located in Fort Wayne, IN. It has 1,672 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
475 E State St
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Telephone
(260) 467-2800

North Side High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1080
175 responses
Average ACT
24
24 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$45,853
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$708
National
$949
Median Home Value
$106,500
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
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • SPORTS
    16%
  • I enjoy going to the plays
    14%
  • Dance shows
    14%
  • Any art performance
    12%
  • Marching Band
    12%
  • Homecoming week
    10%
  • Last day of school celebration
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,672
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,261/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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This school has turned the corner in the last year and is really starting run smoothly! Administration team is in their second year together and works hard with staff to continue to improve instruction, parent participation and student relationships. Students and staff are buying in to the change to a culture of mutual respect, high work ethic, high character and learning to be a voice in the local community. The band program, although hindered by overall funding, is still the best in NE Indiana...very high quality musicians that include two time defending state Champion Wildsiders jazz band. Athletic teams have not been good for a few years but are improving with new coaches and still getting students scholarships for the next level.
It’s not utopia but the beautiful old building houses a great culture for kids to learn and grow in and is well supported by the largest HS alumni association in the US.
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Well, my first year here at North Side was actually my last year of High School. Class of 2019 was a very big and diverse group here at North Side. I had taken a math class for first and my teacher Mr. Richards was AMAZING! Based off my sat math I get to skip to the last math class required for my major next year. Now the culture is rich at North Side. I felt more integrated at North Side compared to my last High School. All of the teachers I had while at North Side were genuinely interested in YOUR success as a student and beyond. I'm very appreciative of all of my teachers. The overall atmosphere at North Side really makes you want to be involved. It felt different from my past high school. There was a genuine feel of school spirit. Right now I want to move on and go to college but I could bet within a few years I will look back and miss these experiences I had at North Side.
North Side High School was a definable mess. I wish I could've gone somewhere else, but that's where I graduated. The teachers were great! What I got from them was great. The administration, however, was immensely combative and often made education hard to achieve with misaligned goals and poor planning. The diversity of NSHS was great in the student base, but the faculty tended to be cut from the same white, suburban cookie sheet--and treated the students with varying levels of respect.

NSHS did not prepare me for college, nor did it prepare me for life after high school. Planning for college was something I had to pry from my advisors and work on my own time with--while many of my fellow students at SLC have talked about how their advisors helped them plan 24/7. I got what I needed, just barely, from NSHS.