Northern High School

Northern High School serves 1,368 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Northern High School operates within the Durham School District.
Durham School District's 76% graduation rate is equal to the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 1368 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,368 students
Northern High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Northern High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
Northern High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Northern High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Northern High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
Northern High School American Indian Students (2011-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
Northern High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
18%
15%
Northern High School Black Students (1991-2014)
Black
54%
26%
Northern High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
22%
51%
Northern High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Northern High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.63 0.45
Northern High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
54%
47%
Northern High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
7%
Northern High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Durham School District's student population of 33,349 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The revenue/student of $13,218 is higher than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,944 is higher than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four years.
School District Name Durham School District
Number of Schools
Managed
56
1
Number of Students Managed 33,349 1,120
Durham School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 76% 76%
Durham School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $429 MM $18 MM
Durham School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $355 MM $18 MM
Durham School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $13,218 $10,864
Durham School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,944 $10,591
Durham School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Riverside High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is George L Carrington Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Eno Valley Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • DurhamGeorge L Carrington Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1160 students
    0.5 miles
    227 Milton Rd
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3916
    0.56-81160
  • DurhamEno Valley Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 640 students
    0.6 miles
    117 Milton Rd
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3915
    0.6PK-5640
  • DurhamEasley Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 577 students
    1.6 miles
    302 Lebanon Circle
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3913
    1.6KG-5577
  • DurhamLucas Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 618 students
    1.7 miles
    923 Snow Hill Rd
    DurhamNC 27704
    (919)560-3843
    1.76-8618
  • DurhamLittle River Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 395 students
    2.6 miles
    2315 Snow Hill Rd
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3940
    2.6PK-5395

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