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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northridge High School is a highly rated, public school located in Tuscaloosa, AL. It has 1,016 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Northridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1290
14 responses
Average ACT
25
193 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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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
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$42,428
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,000
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    27%
  • Football games
    24%
  • Basketball
    17%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Pep Rallies
    7%
  • Theatre
    7%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,016
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
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
$50,638
Teachers in First/Second Year
23%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,811/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Northridge High. When I say Northridge High a lot of memories flash through my mind. Honestly, I never believed my parents when they said "these next 4 years will be over before you know it". Now, I'm a senior preparing for the real world, college and applying for scholarships. My experience with Northridge has been absolutely amazing these last 4 years. I've been able to make friends from different backgrounds and cultures, establish lifelong relationships with my teachers and principals , last but not least enjoy the best four years of my life to the fullest!
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My time at Northridge High School was as exciting as the experience of the next person. However, during my time their I developed lifelong friendships with some of the faculty and staff members. Most of the educators at this high school genuinely care about the wellbeing of their students and find ways to go above and beyond their duty and responsibilities to help students in times of distress. Something that I would like to see improve at NHS is levels of diversity. This high school severely lacks diversity amongst its students. I would also like to see a greater effort made to target and motivate the few students that form the minority of the school to participate and become more active in student organizations and events. I would like for the students that are minorities to be able to say express a sense of feeling welcomed, and included; rather than feeling like unwelcomed, alienated outcast that spend the vast majority of their high school careers keeping a low profile.
I received a very high education from northridge high school, and I feel prepared for college. I had many incredible teachers including Mrs. Heck, Mr. Smith, and Mrs. Reed. My favorite class was Mrs. Heck’s AP Psychology and I recommend anyone to take it, regardless of what one’s interest might be. The class taught me a lot about life itself and I now want to major in psychology in college. Mr. Smith was incredible teacher because he took time everyday to help every student understand the math he was teaching and he always wanted to prevent any confusion. Mrs. Reed taught government and economy and she engaged the class in lots of current news as well. Mrs. Reed engaged us in politics, and she opened our minds to both political parties. She did an excellent job at playing the devils’ advocate.