Northside High School

Northside High School serves 1,391 students in grades 10-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Northside High School operates within the Fort Smith School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the AR state average of 76%.

Overview

The student population of 1391 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 1,391 students
Northside High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 110 teachers
Northside High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Northside High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 13:1
Northside High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
3%
1%
Northside High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
7%
1%
Northside High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
37%
10%
Northside High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
17%
22%
Northside High School Black (1988-2012)
White
26%
64%
Northside High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Northside High School Sch Ethnicity Northside High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.76 0.72
Northside High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
72%
52%
Northside High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
8%
9%
Northside High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,146 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Fort Smith School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
3
Number of Students Managed 14,146 862
Fort Smith   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 72% 76%
Fort Smith   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $138 MM n/a
Fort Smith   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $141 MM n/a
Fort Smith   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,875 $0
Fort Smith   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,111 $0
Fort Smith   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Fort Smith Tilles Elementary School
    815 North 16th St
    Fort Smith , AR , 72901
    (479)785-5606
    0.6  mi  |  405  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Fort Smith William O. Darby Junior High School
    616 North 14th St
    Fort Smith , AR , 72901
    (479)783-4159
    0.7  mi  |  622  students  |  Gr.  7-9
  • Fort Smith Belle Point Alternative Center
    Alternative School
    1501 Dodson Ave
    Fort Smith , AR , 72901
    (479)783-7034
    Alternative School
    0.7  mi  |  75  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Fort Smith Ballman Elementary School
    2601 South Q St
    Fort Smith , AR , 72901
    (479)783-1280
    0.8  mi  |  306  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Fort Smith Albert Pike Elementary School
    4111 Park Ave
    Fort Smith , AR , 72903
    (479)783-4506
    1.2  mi  |  559  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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Did You Know?
Fort Smith, AR public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.70, which is higher than the Arkansas average of 0.31. The most diverse school in Fort Smith is Northside High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or national school diversity statistics.