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Northridge High School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 6, 2008

This is the greatest school ever...class of 2011!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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 former student


Posted June 12, 2006

Great teachers. Great parent involvement. Difficult administration.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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96%

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94%

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95%

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93%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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72%

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62%

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74%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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80%

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72%

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83%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

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69%

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62%

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76%

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67%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

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97%

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98%

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88%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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84%

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86%

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87%

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89%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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90%

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94%

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91%

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93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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81%

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84%

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85%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education65%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
Poverty93%
Not poverty98%

Language

All Students72%
Female81%
Male62%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education18%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
Poverty54%
Not poverty88%

Math

All Students79%
Female86%
Male70%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education17%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Poverty64%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male73%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education35%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Poverty66%
Not poverty91%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education26%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
Poverty52%
Not poverty84%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education79%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty94%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education32%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty68%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education63%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty85%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education42%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty80%
Not poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education32%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty63%
Not poverty94%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 60% 34%
White 36% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Isaac P Espy Jr
Fax number
  • (205) 759-3605

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2901 Northridge Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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