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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  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
    A-
Northside High School is an above average, public school located in Fort Smith, AR. It has 1,658 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
Address
2301 North B St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Telephone
(479) 783-1171
Website
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Northside High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1050
17 responses
Average ACT
23
313 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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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
    B
Median Household Income
$36,532
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,000
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 129 responses
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  • Student Section for Football
    22%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Red vs White Games & NHS vs SHS Games
    16%
  • Pep Rally
    15%
  • Bonfires for the northside southside games
    9%
  • Talent Show
    7%
  • GTTS
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,658
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,802
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,991/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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My experience at northside high school has been amazing, this school is diverse,accepting, and very loving. I 100% recommend this school!
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Northside is a very diverse environment full of non-judgmental people. Very diverse in race, looks, and personality. It is also pretty fun because the staff likes to try their best to get everyone involved in clubs and more. We support all of our sports organizations as well, and give them all shout outs on gnn (grizzly news network). As far as education there, the teachers really do their best to help you with anything you don't understand. We have a period called W.I.N (What I Need) and during W.I.N you're able to schedule yourself in any classes you need extra help in, or a club. So overall Northside is pretty great. The school isn't as big as other schools in our sports conference, especially with as many students as we have that attend Northside.
What I liked about Northside is the unity of the student body. The school is very diverse and it allows one to be themselves with the school. It doesn't allow anyone to feel so lonely, and the teachers actually care for you in a sense as if they were a friend. The Principle cares for the students that she goes great lengths for us. One thing I would like to see change is maybe more clubs and even more open mindedness, because we all know that there is always room for improvement with everyone and anyone.