Northern High School

  • Northern High School serves 1,448 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
  • 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 1448 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,448 students
Northern High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Northern High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
Northern High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Northern High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.63 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 17:1 16:1
Northern High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Northern High School American Indian Students (2011-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
Northern High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
20%
16%
Northern High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
53%
26%
Northern High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
23%
50%
Northern High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Northern High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Northern High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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 (1988-2015)
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.
n/a n/a
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.
n/a n/a
Northern High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

  • Durham School District's student population of 34,172 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 65% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,443 in this district is less than the state average of $15,636. The district revenue/student has declined by 20% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,195 is less than the state average of $15,099. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Durham School District
Number of Schools
Managed
54
1
Number of Students Managed 34,172 912
Durham School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 76% 76%
Durham School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue $346 MM $14 MM
Durham School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $370 MM $14 MM
Durham School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $10,443 $15,636
Durham School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $11,195 $15,099
Durham School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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