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Northview High School

Public | 9-12 | 1888 students

 
 

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Posted March 2, 2013

Very high academics, best publich high school test scores in Georgia. Wide variety of clubs and athletic programs, with several state champions. Nearby Johns Creek and Chatahoochee high schools are very good, but Northview beats them on SAT scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

It's funny, Johns Creek HS got a "10" and seriously low parent ratings. This school got a "9" with incredible ratings. Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2013

great school, great range of classes (especially AP courses) to choose from It is a little too competitive though
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2011

This is one of the best schools in the state. It has a diverse, friendly student body that welcomes new students with ease. The classes are difficult and challenge students and make them strive for success. There are over 100 different clubs and activities at Northview ranging and our Lacrosse and Tennis teams are amazing! The counselors are helpful, and the teachers offer one on one after/before school help sessions. Over 30 AP (Advanced Placement) courses are offered in a variety of subjects ranging from Psychology to Environmental Science. I strongly reccomend this school to anyone who wants their children to have a great education in a healthy learning environment with tons of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2011

As everybody has mentioned, Northview is a very difficult school acedemically. There are some very good teachers and some very bad teachers, like at any public school. I have had 2 kids graduate from Northview and I have one who will be a junior this year. The two that graduated from Northview are doing great in college and find college easier than Northview was. The only complant I would have with Northview is that there seems to be a lack of school pride/support for some of the athletic teams. (It maybe that kids are too busy working on projects or studying to attend athletic events!) Otherwise, I believe Norhtview does what a high school should and that is to prepare kids for college and life after school. It will be interesting to see how or if the new principal changes things (The previous principal was only there a few years after the original principal retired and she did not work to improve anything that we noticed).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

People say this school is competitive and it is. People say that it is hard and it is. But, some people don't understand the amount of hard work Northview expects of its students. So, if you are not willing to lose a few nights of sleep or give it your all, you won't succeed. It's like in life, if you don't do a good job at work, you get fired. If you don't do a good job at Northview, you didn't work hard enough.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2011

None of the schools can fit all different levels students. Northview is a very competitive and very intense school. If a student can not up to an academic challenge, then Northview may not be a good one for that student. In some cases, Northview students have better knowledge than teachers, in term of the academy fields; and in some cases, if teachers and students both took SAT test, students test scores could be higher than teachers . It is fact, lots of students got outside tutors to learn some higher level math, science and language arts which are the school is not able to teach. So, speaking about the school credit, Northview s succeeded, the major factor is parents put lots of money on tutors, and students work really hard, lots of cases, till midnight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2011

My 1st kid has been at Northview High for the past 1.5 yrs and am shocked to see negative comments (like "if your GPA is not low, you are OK") about the school. Where I come from, kids go to school to S-T-U-D-Y. I expect a supportive School that would help kids learn, get into a good College & make it to a Career of their interest & liking. I wish our School System would focus more on serious education & work towards taking our great country back to it's rightful place in the World (see U.S. Education Slips In Rankings-http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/09/13/national/main838207.shtml). My suggestion: If you don t like the School, put in an application & move your kids to another one instead of demanding that one of the few good schools (which is serious about helping it s students attain excellence through Education) lower it's standards to suit a few kid(s)or parents who are not serious about education. Am glad that the School has been rated by www.greatschools.org as one of the top Schools. Let our Students work hard, learn, get good grades, get good SAT/ACT scores, get into good colleges, and make a good career and life for themselves-let us support such Schools. Go NHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

Great teachers! Committed educators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

Northview High School is located in a relatively (upper-middle class) area of Atlanta, and definitely offered great education. The teachers there were very good, and prepared students well for AP examinations as well as for college. Not only that, the teachers were great mentors and were very knowledgeable about their fields. Coming out of high school, I actually considered becoming a teacher as a career, just because my teachers were wonderful and really inspired me to be like them. I remember Northview s core goal was excelling in academics, athletics, and the arts. The school really did this. Our athletics program was very good, and the arts were emphasized. The school principal at the time frequented all of the sporting events and came to the majority of the concerts. Overall, Northview was a fairly above normal school, and was a great place to spend my high school years.


Posted May 13, 2010

My child has been at Northview for three years and I am disappointed. If you have an acceptionally bright student with a 3.9 or higher GPA you will be fine. There is NO diversity at that school nor support for the average student. If your student has ADHD you can forget it! It is not until the child has failed tremendously and the parent keeps begging for accomondation before it gets little attention. Unfortunately all they care about are the super smart or wealthy families. If you are average or slightly below you will fall through the cracks. I hate to play the race card, but all of the african americans have left and are much happier elsewhere. We moved to the area for our kids to have a better education but we leave disappointed. We have made some good friends along the way though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

This school is awful. It doesn't offer very many clubs, so it doesn't catch anyone's interest in school.Our music and arts is atrocious.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2010

We were nervous about the size of the school at first, but I am so pleased at the way Northview's teachers get to know the students. The student body is great - a diverse group of excellent students and athletes. Compared to other schools, this is like sending your child to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

We are newcomers to the area and my son just started this school a few months ago. So far we've been a little disappointed with the quality of instruction inside this school. Some of the teachers do very little teaching and just have the students fill out worksheets during class by finding answers buried in a textbook. My son would like to go to a university up north where we moved from and the guidance counselors have very little knowledge of out of state schools, which has also been very frustrating. On the bright side, the school facilities are very nice and the students all in all are a very friendly bunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

Northview is great school. People writing reviews should keep in mind that nothing is flawless including people who are writing their reviews. My daughter is senior and we all in our family are very happy with her learning experience. She has done very well in school, SAT, ACT, and all AP courses which would not have been possible without good school. Our middle daughter is entering Northview this year and we are happy that she got the opportunity to go to Northview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

Northview is a good school. However, from my experience (son just graduated, daughter currently attending) the school places too much emphasis on testing at the expense of encouraging students to develop their co-curricular interests. While we test very highly, from what I've heard talking with friends and co-workers, we seem to lag some other schools with similarly high test scores in the metro area in terms of gaining students acceptances to top (i.e. Harvard) type institutions. Granted, this is a newer school so we may not have had enough time to develop those relationships with out-of state schools that others have but it's an area which I strongly feel the school could work on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

this school is horrible. they only care about sports, and the academics are ridiculous. i didn't fit in at this school at all. it was very cliquey and if you weren't half dressed, no girls would want to be your friend, and no guys would talk to you. it was ridiculous. i'm happy to be going to chs this year
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2009

This school is terrible. The staff is unfriendly and the kids are unwelcoming. The extracurricular barely has any spirit and overall it was a terrible school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

This is our 6th year in this school. It is a good school, the main reasons are the parents and students. Parents spent lots of money and times to prepare students extra works. It is not easy, it required parents and students to work together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

Great schoo. My kids are all in college now and they are ahead of most students in UGA and Georiga Tech due to all the academic challenges they have faced in high school. The competition in Northview High School is intense, but they prepares for the future in the real world. My children are well done contented of going to such a brilliant school.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

477 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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99%

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98%

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98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

475 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%

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100%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

476 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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99%

2010

 
 
97%

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98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

473 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
88%
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

518 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
95%

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95%

2010

 
 
90%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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n/a

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 44%
Asian 40% 3%
Black 7% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Duluth, GA 30097
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