Northside High School

6758 Northside High School Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Northside High School serves 1,013 students in grades 9-12.
Northside High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 92% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Northside High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Northside High School's student population of 1,013 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,013 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

Northside High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Northside High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#410 out of 1791 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
77%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
16%
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Black
14%
22%
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White
66%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
7%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.540.68
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Graduation Rate
92%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRoanoke County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Northside High School is William Fleming High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Northside Middle School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Roanoke Northside Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 671 students
    0.1 miles
    6810 Northside High School Rd
    Roanoke, VA 24019
    (540) 561-8145
    0.1 6-8 671
  • Roanoke Glen Cove Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 475 students
    1.4 miles
    5901 Cove Rd
    Roanoke, VA 24019
    (540) 561-8135
    1.4 PK-5 475
  • Roanoke Regional Alternative Plus Self Project/roanoke City Alternative School

    1.4 miles
    40 Douglass Avenue
    Roanoke, VA 24031
    (540) 853-1391
    1.4 n/a n/a
  • Roanoke William Fleming High School Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,659 student
    1.4 miles
    3649 Ferncliff Ave Nw
    Roanoke, VA 24017
    (540) 853-2781
    1.4 9-12 1,659
  • Roanoke Westside Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 756 students
    1.9 miles
    1441 Westside Blvd Nw
    Roanoke, VA 24017
    (540) 853-2967
    1.9 PK-5 756

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