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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Northern High School is an above average, public school located in Dillsburg, PA. It has 969 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
653 S Baltimore St
Dillsburg, PA 17019
Telephone
(717) 432-8691
Website
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Northern High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
169 responses
Average ACT
27
20 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$89,063
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$899
National
$949
Median Home Value
$240,200
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Polarthon
    26%
  • Friday night football games
    18%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Powder Puff Football
    11%
  • Swim meets
    5%
  • Art Club
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
969
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,071
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,975/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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I moved here my Sophomore year from a small rural town in Missouri. I was scared to enter a new school and start my life over again. But I was pleasantly surprised! This school has an amazing community both in and outside the school. The teachers are outstanding in both teaching and connecting with their students. The councilors are kind a willing to help you at any time. The principals are concerned and connected and keep the school as a safe and open environment. The student are mostly good, but there are some that are outstanding. The best thing I could say is to get involved in some sort of organization or team here, I never got connected so quickly at a school!!!
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There are some teachers in this school that are great- they connect with students and understand the majority of students have responsibilities in their life outside of academics. However, there are also teachers in this school who seem to not care at all about the students, and the workload and deadlines they assign prove this.
Great school, my college friends wish they went here. The class rooms were very engaging and helpful in college. I still utilize the lessons I learned in high school at my current job. I hope to move back one day so that my kids can go here.