Northside High School

  • Northside High School serves 696 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Northside High School's student population of 696 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students696 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northside High School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northside High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#1158 out of 1,277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northside High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
6%
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Black
93%
44%
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White
6%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northside High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.130.36
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Graduation Rate60-64%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northside High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLafayette Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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5  
Northside High School is a predominantly African-American school. It has very few problems with: fights, drugs, and behavior. Its sports programs are very good and many have gone to state and won. The band program is very good also. They go to a lot of competitions throughout the year. NHS also has a drill squad which is ranked 1st in the state. Many parents are involved and it has an active PTO. The facilities are very clean and kept up. However, it would be nice to have new restrooms. NHS just recently got new lights in many classrooms. The teachers are very nice and can educate the students well. It is a small school which makes it easy on the kids. Everyone knows each other.
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