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  1. Academics
    C+
  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
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Northside High School is an above average, public school located in Fort Smith, AR. It has 1,691 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.

Northside High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1040
21 responses
Average ACT
22
384 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$40,004
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$666
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,300
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 156 responses
  • Student Section for Football
    20%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • Red vs White Games & NHS vs SHS Games
    15%
  • Pep Rally
    15%
  • Bonfires for the northside southside games
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Talent Show
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,691
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,999
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 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
$11,002/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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My experience at Northside High School has been a very good one overall. It is a very diverse school with many females/males of different family backgrounds. It is great to know that my school is diverse because it makes me less nervous knowing there are people at my school growing up with similar backgrounds. Northside High School is very welcoming to all new students that come in and that makes the Grizzly Bear (Northside’s school mascot) community more connected. We have a school store where students can buy different Northside High School clothing and students & faculty are glad to show off school spirit at pep rallies. The student section at football & basketball games is amazing because even with a loss, Northside students still show support for the sports team. There are a variety of different sports at Northside such as soccer, volleyball, track, bowling, & etc;. There is also a variety of clubs/activities such as JROTC, FBLA, etc;.Students can enroll in AP & Dual Enrollment.
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I love the friendly and caring vibe that Northside High School gives off. Every time I am in the building, I feel a sense of positivity and joy. I would recommend this school to any one that I know of. The teachers and staff will make sure you feel like you are at home! Great school. Great vibes. Great energy.
After my sophomore year at Southside High School, I decided to transfer because of all of the good things I heard about Northside and I am beyond happy that I transferred there. Everyone at Northside is like a big whole family. Everyone knows everyone and the amount of diversity there was compared to Southside was extraordinary. It felt so nice to be able to belong in a school. I wished I started my high school experience with Northside instead, but needless to say I am still happy that I attended there. I learned something new everyday about the school and there were so many interesting happenings everywhere that still amazes me to this day. After my first week at Northside, I knew I would love the school and will always be a Grizzly even after I graduate. There isn't a thing that I would change about this school.