Northern High School

3801 Leonard St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Northern High School serves 1,143 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 2% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤1% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Northern High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Northern High School's student population of 1,143 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,143 students
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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School Comparison

Northern High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Northern High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2987 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
2%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤1%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
6%
18%
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White
75%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.420.52
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Graduation Rate
95%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameForest Hills School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Northern High School is Kent Isd Conference Center (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Northern Hills Middle School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Northern Trails 56 School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Rapids Northern Hills Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 591 students
    0.0 miles
    3775 Leonard St Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 493-8650
    0.0 7-8 591
  • Grand Rapids Northern Trails 56 School
    Grades: 5-6 | 536 students
    0.0 miles
    3777 Leonard St Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 493-8990
    0.0 5-6 536
  • Grand Rapids Forest Hills Transition Center Special Education School
    Grades: Inquire with school | 11 students
    0.1 miles
    3787 Leonard St Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 493-8685
    0.1 Inquire with school 11
  • Grand Rapids Kent Isd Conference Center Vocational School
    Grades: 11-12
    0.9 miles
    1633 East Beltline Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 364-1333
    0.9 11-12 n/a
  • Grand Rapids Kent Vocational Options Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 112 students
    0.9 miles
    864 Crahen Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 819-2740
    0.9 9-12 112

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