Northern High School

Northern High School serves 1,415 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Northern High School operates within the Durham School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1415 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,415 students
Northern High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 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 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 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 14:1
Northern High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
Northern High School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
19%
14%
Northern High School Hispanic (1991-2013)
Black
55%
27%
Northern High School Black (1988-2013)
White
23%
52%
Northern High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
2%
3%
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.
0.61 0.45
Northern High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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 (1988-2013)
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%
7%
Northern High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 34,335 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Durham School District
Number of Schools
Managed
56
1
Number of Students Managed 34,335 1,203
Graduation Rate 70% 74%
District Total Revenue $379 MM n/a
District Spending $375 MM n/a
District Revenue / Student $11,519 $0
District Spending / Student $11,394 $0
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 (0.5 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 | 1240 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • DurhamEno Valley Elementary School
    117 Milton Rd
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3915
    0.5 mi | 646 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • DurhamEasley Elementary School
    302 Lebanon Circle
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3913
    1.6 mi | 553 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • DurhamLucas Middle School
    923 Snow Hill Rd
    DurhamNC 27704
    (919)807-3300
    1.8 mi | 370 students | Gr. 6-7                      
  • DurhamLittle River Elementary School
    2315 Snow Hill Rd
    DurhamNC 27712
    (919)560-3940
    2.6 mi | 440 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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