Northside School

  • Northside School serves 387 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 64% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Northside School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%.
  • Northside School operates within the Opelika City School District.

Top Placements (Alabama)

Northside School is Listed among the top public schools in Alabama for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Most diverse schools (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Northside School's student population of 387 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students387 students
Gender %Northside School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Students by GradeNorthside School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Northside School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northside School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
43%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
Hispanic
3%
7%
Black
53%
33%
White
41%
56%
Two or more races
3%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsNorthside School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.33
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
46%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Northside School is Opelika City School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 136 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Opelika City School District's student population of 4,240 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,957 is higher than the state average of $10,349. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,174 is less than the state average of $10,471. The district spending/student has declined by 20% over four school years.
    School District NameOpelika City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    9
    6
    Number of Students Managed4,2402,907
    Opelika City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    46%
    43%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    39%
    38%
    District Total Revenue$47 MM$30 MM
    District Spending$44 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,957$10,349
    District Spending / Student$10,174$10,471
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

    Nearby Public Schools

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    • School Location Miles Grades Students
    • Opelika Opelika Middle School
      Grades: 6-8 | 891 students
      0.3 miles
      1206 Denson Dr
      Opelika, AL 36801
      (334)745-9726
      0.3 6-8 891
    • Opelika Opelika Learning Center Alternative School
      Grades: 6-12
      0.8 miles
      214 Jeter Avenue
      Opelika, AL 36801
      (334)741-5603
      0.8 6-12 n/a
    • Opelika Opelika High School
      Grades: 9-12 | 1247 students
      1.2 miles
      1700 Lafayette Pkwy
      Opelika, AL 36801
      (334)745-9715
      1.2 9-12 1247
    • Opelika Carver Primary School
      Grades: PK-2 | 364 students
      1.4 miles
      307 Carver Ave
      Opelika, AL 36801
      (334)745-9712
      1.4 PK-2 364
    • Opelika Jeter Primary School
      Grades: PK-2 | 322 students
      1.5 miles
      700 Jeter Ave
      Opelika, AL 36801
      (334)745-9723
      1.5 PK-2 322

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