Northside High School

Northside High School serves 1,581 students in grades 10 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the AR average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.
Northside High School operates within the Fort Smith School District.
The school district's 75% graduation rate is lower than the AR state average of 78%.

School Overview

The student population of 1581 students has grown by 17% over five years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 1,581 students
Northside High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Northside High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 113 teachers
Northside High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Northside High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Northside High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
Northside High School American Indian Students (2002-2014)
Asian
7%
1%
Northside High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
42%
11%
Northside High School Black Students (1991-2014)
Black
18%
21%
Northside High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
27%
63%
Northside High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
5%
2%
Northside High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Northside High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.72 0.31
Northside High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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.
70%
52%
Northside High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
10%
10%
Northside High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,702 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,750 is higher than the state average of $10,220. The district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,076 is higher than the state average of $10,673. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Fort Smith School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
3
Number of Students Managed 14,702 953
Fort Smith   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 75% 78%
Fort Smith   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2010)
District Total Revenue $151 MM $10 MM
Fort Smith   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $155 MM $10 MM
Fort Smith   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,750 $10,220
Fort Smith   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,076 $10,673
Fort Smith   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Belle Point Alternative Center (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is William O. Darby Junior High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tilles Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort SmithTilles Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 418 students815 North 16th St
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)785-5606
    0.6PK-6418
  • Fort SmithBelle Point Alternative Center
    Alternative School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 7-12 | 49 students1501 Dodson Ave
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)783-7034
    0.77-1249
  • Fort SmithWilliam O. Darby Junior High School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 7-9 | 608 students616 North 14th St
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)783-4159
    0.77-9608
  • Fort SmithBallman Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 343 students2601 South Q St
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)783-1280
    0.8KG-6343
  • Fort SmithAlbert Pike Elementary School
    1.2 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 544 students4111 Park Ave
    Fort SmithAR 72903
    (479)783-4506
    1.2PK-6544

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this school is good without alot of violance
- Posted by Administrator, 01/28/12

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