Northside High School

  • Northside High School serves 1,641 students in grades 10-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the AR average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Northside High School operates within the Fort Smith School District.
  • Fort Smith School District's 75% graduation rate is lower than the AR state average of 78%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1641 students has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 119 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students1,641 students
Northside High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Northside High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers119 teachers
Northside High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeNorthside High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
Northside High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Northside High School American Indian Students (2003-2015)
Asian
7%
2%
Northside High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
44%
12%
Northside High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
18%
21%
Northside High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
26%
61%
Northside High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
4%
2%
Northside High School Two Or More Races Students (2010-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsNorthside High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.710.57
Northside 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.
71%
53%
Northside High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
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.
10%
9%
Northside High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fort Smith School District's student population of 14,711 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 90% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,478 is higher than the state average of $10,220. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,796 is higher than the state average of $10,673. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameFort Smith School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
3
Number of Students Managed14,711913
Fort Smith School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate75%78%
Fort Smith School District Graduation Rate (1993-2015)
District Total Revenue$151 MM$10 MM
Fort Smith School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$155 MM$10 MM
Fort Smith School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$10,478$10,220
Fort Smith School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,796$10,673
Fort Smith School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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  • Fort SmithTilles Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 420 students
    0.6 miles
    815 N 16th St
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)785-5606
    0.6PK-6420
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    Grades: 8-12 | 79 students
    0.7 miles
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    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)783-7034
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  • Fort SmithWilliam O. Darby Junior High School
    Grades: 7-9 | 640 students
    0.7 miles
    616 N 14th St
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)783-4159
    0.77-9640
  • Fort SmithBallman Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 273 students
    0.8 miles
    2601 South Q St
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)783-1280
    0.8KG-6273
  • Fort SmithAlbert Pike Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 549 students
    1.2 miles
    4111 Park Ave
    Fort SmithAR 72903
    (479)783-4506
    1.2PK-6549

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5  1/28/2012
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