258 reviews
  1. Fort Smith School District
  2. 10-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
2301 North B St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Telephone
(479) 783-1171
Website
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Northside High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
9%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1120
8 responses
Average ACT
23
133 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Student Section for Football
    24%
  • Graduation
    19%
  • Pep Rally
    18%
  • Red vs White Games & NHS vs SHS Games
    16%
  • Talent Show
    8%
  • Bonfires for the northside southside games
    7%
  • GTTS
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,641
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,200
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,467/ year
National
$11,890
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses

Northside High School Reviews

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When I first walked in through the doors of this school as a sophomore, I was the most frightened person ever. I saw juniors and seniors and all I could think was that they would look down on me. Let me tell you that I was wrong. Northside High School is a school like no other. You meet unique people and connect with them through certain interests like clubs, sports or activities. With time, you learn to love those that you spend 7 hours with on a daily basis. With the diversity there is, it is easy to find people just like you! You care for them, you grow with them and they become your family and Northside becomes a home.
I loved Northside for the whole experience. You get to meet people you wouldn't get to at other schools. At Northside there are so many different races that you get to experience all. If I could change one thing I would go back and take more ap classes my 10th grade year. I messed up and crammed all my 8 ap classes in 2 years, which was a horrible idea. Northside is a great school, I'm glad I got the chance to be a grizzly!
What I like about Northside High School is quite simple. Northside is very diverse. We have students from so many different cultures here and so it makes learning much more engaging while getting to learn about each others backgrounds. What i do not like is the unfair and unequal opportunities and the lack of respect that many students have toward their peers, teachers, substitutes and the elderly.