Northside School serves 442 students in grades 3-5.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: 3-5
- Enrollment: 442 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
- Minority Enrollment: 61%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 20% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 39% (Top 20%)
- Reading Proficiency: 57% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Northside School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Northside School's student population of 442 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Northside School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Northside School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#183 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Northside School's ranking?
Northside School is ranked #183 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Northside School?
442 students attend Northside School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Northside School students are Black, 39% of students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northside School?
Northside School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Northside School offer ?
Northside School offers enrollment in grades 3-5
What school district is Northside School part of?
Northside School is part of Opelika City School District.
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