Students enrolled 1843
School leader Paul Brannon
Transportation options Yes
District Fulton County School District

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10625 Parsons Rd
Duluth, GA 30097

(770) 497-3828
(404) 763-5529
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4 stars
Based on 40 ratings

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August 09, 2014
Northview is terrible when it comes to socializing with people/students but when it comes academics and school related activities, I believe Northview is one of the best schools for your child if he or she is focused only on academics. If socializing is what you look for, don't even think about coming here, the students here are a bit...different compared to any school I been too, difficult people to keep up with. Also, I have seen many unusual students here. That makes me worry about my safety, but other than that, let's hope it stays safe as they promise the school to be. Also, when they say this school is very diverse, it is...but sometimes it's a bit TOO diverse. (This involves social problems) Let's wrap things up here: Social- 2/10 Academics- 10/10 Teachers- 8/10 Management- 8/10 Lunch/Food- 5/10 Clubs/Activities- 8/10 My Tips (I'm sure they're useless): 1.) When you arrive to Northview as a complete new student out of nowhere, don't expect anyone to help you when you need it. 2.) Try to adapt and live through it. If Academic is for you, then this school is for you. A bright future lies within this school, it's up to you to unlock it.

- submitted by a student
March 02, 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
February 08, 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
January 03, 2013
great school, great range of classes (especially AP courses) to choose from It is a little too competitive though

- submitted by a student
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
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
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
March 05, 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
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
no rating October 10, 2010
Great teachers! Committed educators!

- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
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
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
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
no rating 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
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
August 07, 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
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

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April 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
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.

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April 02, 2009
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no rating March 07, 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.

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January 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2008
Northview is a great if you are looking for a super challenging and competitive education. Students at this school kill themselves with their schoolwork.Literally everyone at this school is smart so the ranking system at Northview is a joke, to be in the top 10 percent the student needs an above 100 average!The school really doesn't have much school spirit but then again the football team lost every game this year. However,Northview has an excellent orchestra ,chrous and theatre program, the band could use some work. Northview also has the best JROTC , yearbook,newspaper,literary magazine in the country. Northview is also very good at country club sports ,winning state championships in golf,tennis,swimming,volleyball,fencing. Northview would be a perfect school if it weren't for how hard the academics are. Northview needs to get real and stop killing their students. People that graduate from Northview think that college is easier than Northview.

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2008
Northview strives to provide every possible opportunity for all students. Although the opportunities for advanced students are comparable to those found in only the finest schools, programs such as Lunch Study, Academic and Life Skills, Peer Tutoring, and counseling groups are a high priority to ensure success for the student who otherwise would be a low-achiever.

- submitted by a teacher
September 25, 2007
It is a good school, but is not a perfect school (none of schools is perfect); it is a public school, got good teachers, also got bad teachers; it has teachers very very care about students, but also has teachers do not teach a thing. What make this school different is Principal does put his heart on, and the incredible student body. Most of students care their grade very very much, they got motive to make it better. And one invisible power behind the each student - parents, they are ready to step in whenever students got any questions or problems.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
My daughter graduated in 2007 and was accepted at all 5 colleges she applied as early decision. We are convinced it is because of the exceptional academic reputation of the school. Additionally, now that she is in college, she finds that she is much better prepared academically than many of her fellow students.

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August 30, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 24, 2007
There is no doubt that Northview is very prestigious academically, however, this year, that is all that the school seems to care about. Personally, I believe that Northview will soon fall down into the gutter. The principle is pressuring students far too much to do better academically, but if you've already reached that high, chances are that it will come down soon enough. In addition, teachers are also putting more pressure on their students. Northview is a pretty decent school, but underneath its perfection lies the imperfections that only the students notice, and will eventually rise to the surface.

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2007
Wow! None of you guys have been there recently. The school is great school academic-wise. But that aside this school is terrible sports wise. At least all the sports that matter: Baseball, Football, and Basketball. All The principal cares about is higher test scores, and the best orchestra, band, and performing arts program. Overall though, the teachers are fantastic and it is a pretty good school.

- submitted by a student
February 05, 2007
North is an average school overall. the only problem it seems to have is that it is too into sports. I think that the principle should show less attention on sports and more attention on education and I hate how we have to school no matter what.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2006
I was a student at Northview from 2002-2005 and it was a terrific school. Anything you want to do, from sports, the music, to drama, to strong academics (it was ranked the 285th best public high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report) is available. The principal is regarded as the best in the state by many teachers who have worked in several schools. The resources available are very advanced. The student body is a bit large due to the growing population in the area, but the school was able to keep classes at the appropriate number of students. This is a great public school and is getting better in all areas.

- submitted by a former student
May 01, 2006
My daughter will be in the first graduating class from Northview. I believe it is an excellent school. No matter what a child's interest, sports or academics, there is a club or extra-curricula activity for them. The teachers and counselors are very caring and responsive. While all schools have their problems, I believe that Northview has provided a safe and challenging environment for my student to be in. As far as the parent that made the comment about her child's attire, I personally disagree with his/her and based on what I have witnessed, Northview is pretty lenient about dress code (tank tops, tummies, baggy pants, tight shirts, flip flops are everywhere) so that child's outfit had to be pretty extreme to be unacceptable!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
In my opinion, northview is one of the worst schools my child has ever attended. All the principal and the school cares about is sports, sports, sports. My child does not feel excepted in this school at all. This is her first year going and she does not like it at all. It is none of this public schools business what my daughter decides to wear to school. I am appauled that the principal would decide to make this type of decision without the student populations opinion.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2005
It is an absolutely fabulous school. As a 2004 graduate, what made it initially great is that the first class of juniors and seniors chose to come, and brought their strong desires to be involved and a positive attitude (which is lacking in many other area schools). One of the best things about this school, besides the fact that it is challenging and presented me with numerous opportunities after graduation, was that its students and teachers seemed genuinely happy to be there. It's the best high school in the area, hands down.

- submitted by a former student
July 29, 2005
As a current student, I find Northview to be an excellent school. Students are generally very nice and cliques are not a huge problem here...everyone fits in somewhere. It offers a wide variety of academically challenging courses and the majority of teachers are very good. It is among the top schools in the state for SAT (2004 winners of the Governor's Cup) and GHSGT scores. On a national level, Northview was ranked 285th out of 1000 of the nations best high schools according to Newsweek. Going into the school's fourth year ('05-'06), its well-funded athletic department is still growing, and has already had two state championships (Golf and Ice Hockey). The phenomenal fine arts department includes incredible theatrical perfromances, many talented visual artists, an amazing band and chorus, and an internationally recognized chamber orchestra. Principal Peter Zervakos has great leadership skills and actually cares about and listens to the students.

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2005
Northview has been an incredible experience for my son who is a junior. It has the feeling of a small school environment but offers all the advantages of a large school. I have never been in the school when it hasn't been clean and welcoming. The environment speaks a great deal about the leadership of the principal. He runs a tight ship and keeps great control over everything. It amazes me the amount of time he spends at the school. Mr. Z. really cares about what is happening in those halls.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2005
Northview high school is a very good school academically considering it's only been in exsistence for 3 years. However, the number of students in the classroom sometimes makes it difficult for the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2005
The academics statis of Northview have been amazing in the 3 years it has been in existance. There is so much for the students to do. They have great music and arts programs, so many sports to choose from and other great things to do. there are also monthly parental meetings that are very helpful.

- submitted by a student
January 12, 2005
This is a great school.The teachers are great. they are inproving in all acedimicsand sports.

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2004
Northview is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and a great variety of opportunities. The environment is positive and energetic. It is a spinoff of Chattahoochee High which is a National School of Excellence - Northview, after only 3 years in existence already has comparable SAT's and won Governor's Cup for most improved SAT scores in the state.

- submitted by a parent
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Northview High School
10625 Parsons Rd, Duluth, GA  30097
(770) 497-3828
Last modified Northview High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northview High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top