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2901 Northridge Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

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(205) 759-3590
(205) 759-3605
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Grateful to: Teacher
November 09, 2015
Scott Johnson for actually challenging kids in math, and preparing my child for college level work.

- submitted by a community member
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
November 09, 2015
Some are great, but a huge number leave every year. Weak teachers are encouraged to stay, while most strong teachers leave--unless they get all advanced classes.

- submitted by a community member
Amount of homework: Not enough
November 09, 2015
Most classes no longer give homework or even assign textbooks for students to take home.

- submitted by a community member
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
November 09, 2015
Students are encouraged to take easy classes taught by "fun" teachers. Almost no black students take AP classes. Very few black students even take advanced or honors classes. And everyone pretends that is fine and expected. Walk around the halls and you will see work that looks done by 6th graders. No wonder few graduates of this high school finish college.

- submitted by a community member
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
November 09, 2015
Students are allowed to say whatever they want to and about other students and teachers. Students can stay seated and rap curse words during the pledge of allegiance and moment of silence. If there is a fight in the gym at a pep rally, nothing is addressed to change the lack of respect.

- submitted by a community member
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
November 09, 2015
Many groups are bullied constantly, especially gay, lesbian, and Transgender students and teachers. Nothing is done to stop this.

- submitted by a community member

December 12, 2013
This school is grossly overcrowded and safety is a concern. This school needs a strong administration who will ensure safety and enforce zoning rules.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2011
Northridge High School is a great school! My son is a 2011 graduate and my daughter was a 2009 graduate. The kids have attended several schools in many states / areas during their educational endeavors. They actually transferred from a private high school and found Northridge to be preferred. The administration is WONDERFUL! Sure, every school system has their "problems" but Northridge handles the situations effectively. The teachers make learning FUN & most become lifelong friends with their students. This alone says something! The 2011 graduating class was awarded over $10 million dollars in scholarships AND Northridge has a total 5 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS.....compare THAT to many other schools!!!!! Thank you, Northridge administration, faculty & staff for providing these kids an EXCELLENT beginning to their future and the rest of their lives! Dr. Espy takes great pride in his school and that pride & dedication shows! The counselors, Ms. Hudgins, Ms. Drane, Ms. Tiley, & Ms. Colvin are the BEST! They are SUPERIOR in their jobs!! The athletic staff are INCREDIABLE - Ms. Reed, Ms. Shuttlesworth, Mr. McBride, Ms Shaw, Coach Bowling, Coach Brantley..etc. GREAT! GOJAGS

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2011
iLove This School.! It Is Soo Awesome..It Gives Kids Freedom And A Great Education..It Is Mixed Racial So Some People Can Learn About Other Cultures...

- submitted by a student

October 29, 2010
This was supposed to be the great new school -- to divide from central and create the rich kid perfect school away from "undesirables." Major F.A.I.L. If you have relocated to Tuscaloosa, consider living in Hoover, Vestavia HIlls or other Bham areas where education matters. A 5 of out 10 in a great college town -- the rich, white area! A disgrace!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 06, 2008
This is the greatest school ever...class of 2011!

- submitted by a student

May 14, 2007
It's hard to come up with anything that stands out too much about Northridge, other than the fact that there are a few teachers there who really know their stuff, and are very gifted at what they do, and after some restructuring the administration became more helpful. However, where Northridge does have a few shining points in its academia, it lacks in its breadth. Essentially, there is one route you can take in your classes to ensure that you're really getting a good deal in your education. Soon, however, it will lose a few really good teachers to retirement in its foreign language and science departments, and unless Alabama's public education system and the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education can step teacher recruitment up a notch, Northridge could hit a large slump.

- submitted by a student

June 12, 2006
Great teachers. Great parent involvement. Difficult administration.

- submitted by a parent
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Northridge High School
2901 Northridge Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL  35406
(205) 759-3590
Last modified Northridge High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northridge High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top