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North Pulaski High School

Public | 9-12 | 820 students

 
 

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Posted May 30, 2013

Im not really fond of this school. I have to agree with the other ratings and comments before this one.


Posted June 15, 2011

I wish I never attended this school. It Is terrible, few good teachers. Half of the student do drugs and couldn't care less about their education. It's even worse having to have class with them and their constant disruptions of class. Standards are very low and to me, as a student extremely dissapointing. I feel like I have deserved MUCH more in terms of education. A Lot of the teachers are jokes and should be immediately fired because they are completely useless to anything in he field of education. I don't know what sort of parent these students have, but I can assure you that the majority of these student are future prison inmates. It's saddening and I'm glad that I'm leaving this school, changing states, and on my way to attending a WORTHY private school. Sincerely, a very disappointed former student of NP.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2010

The principal is not a fair person,and is dating the mom of one of his pupils and this i feel is wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

Wonderful teaching staff. My daughter enjoys attending this school more than any other during her years in the PCSSD school system. The building is a disgrace because of the age and lack of proper attention from the PCSSD. Jacksonville wants it's own school district, and truly needs and deserves it. I have always been an active parent in my children's education and active at the schools they have attended. This school and it's students has been done a great disservice by the PCSSD school board. Regardless, they turn out well rounded young adults who have a chance at a college education if they desire it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Need to replace administration with ones who care. Most of the teachers I have experience with are good. A few lack communication skills. The band is excellent! The football program needs new coaching staff, ones who actually want to win. It's sad when a mom knows more of what is going wrong on the field than the coach, which is how I feel when I watch the game. All PCSSD schools need to be revamped, but out of the possible high schools my child can attend, this one is the best of the bunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

I love this school it totally rocks, Ive been here for 3 years and this year i will graduate from there! yay 2010
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2009

N.P.H.S. is a Great School. The East Lab held a Prom for the students in (C.B.I.) and it was the BOOM! This event was started about 3-4 years ago by the East Lab teacher Mrs. Trish Whitaker. It gives the students with disabilities the opportunity to experience a Prom, where as they might not have the chance to do so. My foster daughter had the chance this year. It was Great, she has Downs Syndrome and she asked her date to the Prom. I cried as I watched the students interact whith the regular students on the dance floor. They showed no difference in the students. They were crowned as Kings, Queens Prince and Princess, where my daughter won the title as the Prom Princess. North Pulaski High school have issues, but what school does'nt? They have Great Leadership, teachers and Support Staff. Thanks to Chris Jones,the new East Lab Teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

An older school which is in need of repair,a quality education is available for those who apply themselves,great band,underfunded athletic department,absolutely amazing wrestling team,top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

This school has a wonderful band. The school could use some renevating though. But regardless I am honored to wear the Maroon Gold and White of the fighting Falcons.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2007

The staff and faculty are top notch. Students who want to learn can, since discipline is enforced. The band and drama programs are wonderful and produce the best in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I loved this school when I went there. It is the best High School in Pulaski County. The teachers are great and for the most part the students get along. You will not find a better school out here..
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 10, 2006

We are a military family that transfered in from Texas and this school was a shock to say the least. The curriculum is 2-3 years behind, the students have a four letter word vocabulary and require better supervision. Hallways are over-crowded and the school is in need of repair. Extra curricular activities are a plus but under funded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

Recently retired military, my dau, Allison, in CBI class graduated May 06.Her Teacher, Mr Hugen, was amazing working w/her & all the other handicap teens.Great school, atmosphere, espirit de corps, and sports agendas.I recommend N Pulaski and Sylvan Hills High Schools to military students because of safety & learning benefits. I'm grateful to entire NPHS staff for making my daughter's HS an exciting learning experience!Elkins Rule!God Bless You & Your Family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2006

I feel that North Pulaski has good intentions where academics are concerned. I think they are years behind on books, band instruments, athletic equipment, desks, etc.. I also feel very strongly about the lack of positive behavior from the boys athletic department. There has to be some changes if this school is ever going to come out of this slump. If something doesn't work, common sense says to do something else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

NPHS is a quality educational instution, the academic circurilium is in line with most public and private schools in Arkansas. I feel that most students obtain their goals at NPHS and go on to further their education at excellent higher learning instutions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

This is not a great school. Teachers do show favoritism. They also do not send out interim reports in a timely manner. The substitutes do not know the subjects they are trying to teach. The whole Pulaski Co. school district is messed up. They give kids a four day weekend prior to a Federal holiday, yet they have to go to school on the Federal holidays.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

This school is so far behind academically, the desks are older then I am, and their programs offered are sad!! This school is poor and completely outdated! I suggest knocking it down and starting all over.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

I don't think that the school it self is the best to send your children to. Some of the teachers don't treat all students fairly and they tend to favor black children over white children and football or basket ball players and cheerleaders over the other students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2005

I have had three children graduate from North Pulaski and all three were very involved in extra curricular activities and were leaders at the school. I have also served on several committees and have always been very appreciated by teachers and administration. The students come from a diverse background because the airforce base is here in Jacksonville and our students benefit from the students that move in and out. I feel that we have quality teachers and a great prinicipal. Our students can achieve as much at North Pulaski as at any other school if they apply themselves. We do have a the only student run restaraunt in the district and great choir, band and theatre programs. The soccer team also made it to the state tournament last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2004

This school is a great learning enviroment. This is a great school to send your children and their band [is great].
—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.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 70% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
71%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 65%
Black 38% 21%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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718 Harris Rd
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Phone: (501) 982-9436

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