Northern High School

Northern High School serves 1,422 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Northern High School operates within the Durham Public s School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1422 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,422 students
Northern High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
Northern High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Northern High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
14%
13%
Black
55%
27%
White
25%
52%
All Ethnic Groups Northern High School Sch Ethnicity Northern 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.
0.62 0.44
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.
45%
45%
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.
4%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 34,700 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Durham Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
4
Number of Students Managed 34,700 1,682
Graduation Rate 70% 74%
Durham Public s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $379 MM $19 MM
Durham Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $375 MM $18 MM
Durham Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,519 $11,105
Durham Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,394 $10,880
Durham Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • DurhamGeorge L Carrington Middle School
    227 Milton Rd
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3916
    0.5 mi | 1248 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • DurhamEno Valley Elementary School
    117 Milton Rd
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3915
    0.6 mi | 585 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • DurhamEasley Elementary School
    302 Lebanon Circle
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3913
    1.6 mi | 576 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • DurhamLucas Middle School
    923 Snow Hill Rd
    DurhamNC 27704
    (919)807-3300
    1.7 mi | n/a students | Gr. 6-7                      
  • DurhamLittle River Elementary School
    2315 Snow Hill Rd
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3940
    2.6 mi | 501 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Did You Know?
Durham, NC 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 0.36, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Durham is Forest View Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.