The school does not push the children to think outside the box. Itis very happy to be a average school and it is that way in everything from academics to sports, so sad.
I am a former student of Northside High School, I graduated with a 3.6 GPA. At the time i thought that was pretty good, untill I got to college. I found out my 3.6 GPA would probably been about a 1.5 at any other school. Northside did absolutly NOTHING to prepare me for college. If you just moved to the Samantha area and are thinking of enrolling your kids here, for their future DON'T. Talking with other people now that went to other high schools I see how much I missed.
As a parent of two children that have had the experience and pleasure of attending Northside High School, I have to say it is one of the best kept secrets in Tuscaloosa. The staff and leadership of the school are outstanding. They take time to know each child by name and provide support in and out of the school. My oldest child is now in college,and it is not uncommon for her to visit NHS and get help from her high school teachers on areas that she may need clarification in. How many schools can say they have that type of resources? We go to an event and the Principal and staff ask about her on a first name basis and have a true concern for her and my 11th grader there. It has been a blessing beyond all measure! We choose this community as our children reached school age and we are so fortunate that God lead us in this direction. Excellent leadership, great teachers and a community that may not all agree at times, but stands by one another in a time of need!
Northside is lacking when it comes to extracurricular activities but we have a very small student population. If there were more interest in other extracurricular activities there is no doubt in my mind that the outstanding faculty at Northside would do anything in there power to get us what we wanted! Northside is a small school so it does have it's down side but the pros outweigh the cons by a ton! With the exception of the Special Education Teachers, and Football and Baseball coaches there are twenty-two teachers at Northside! I can speak for all but four. So by personal experience alone I can tell you about eighteen of the outstanding, caring, and well involved teachers at Northside! People move across the county to have there children go to Northside! If I could recommend any school in Tuscaloosa County, including private schools, I would more than happily recommend Northide High!
I LOVE going to Northside! I would never want to go to any other high school. Mr. Patrick and Coach Beasley are great and our entire staff is awesome.
I had the opportunity to do my teaching internship at Northside High School. It truly is a great school. The kids are caring and very intellegent, the faculty and staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the overall atmosphere is welcoming and sincere. If I had children, they would definitely go to Northside. ~ Mrs. Dodd
Northside High School is a great school to go to, i would never send my kids anywhere else.
As a graduate of Northside, I must say it is a fantastic school. It's small enough that the teachers know you well and it's easy to make friends. I would never have chosen to go anywhere else in Tuscaloosa County!
ART is non at a level for the students to understand, teacher is indifferent. Parents are not actively sought to be involved, did not ever recieve a PTO announcement or asked to be involved unless there is a serious problem, I think the school is full of poor supervision.
northside is a great school. as a new student, i felt as if fitting in would be hard. but the staff and students made me feel as if i belong. Especially Mr. Patrick, and Coach L. Green
Northside High School is in my opinion the top school in Tuscaloosa County. My children for the most part have done well and enjoy attending Northside. The staff there really cares about the students and provide a great learning environment. My children would not choose to attend any other institution.
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