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North High School

Public | 9-12 | 1318 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2014

North High School is the most diverse school in Sioux City and that is one of the pieces I most enjoy about my children attending there. Students are friendly and staff is professional and hard working. It is also a supportive school for children. They have been part of a safe schools grant and have worked very hard to involve parents and students. A diploma from North High School stands for a quality education and my children will have that at the end of their four years there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2012

The school is of low quality in terms of security, bullying, cleanliness, and staff. Many students bully other students. The parking lot is a unsafe place for your vehicle, many people do not have proof of insurance. My son said his history teacher is unprofessional in his job and rarely helps him. North is not a good place to send your student if he or she is not a sociable type. If you are transferring your student here, I would transfer them to east high school or west. North was a big mistake for me and my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

North High is a great school,My son is the fresh man and he likes the school, teachers and the councillor regarding the help reguired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

My daughter attended North High for her freshman year but we recently took her out due to behavior problems of other students (a diverse clique) (and some teachers and administration.) The school did try to help her academically somewhat. submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

I think North High is a wonderful school to be part of .My daughter has been going since freshman year and she is very involved with band,tennis & musicals and choir.The kids all get along with everybody.The teachers and staff are great and the parents reallt get incolved with everything at North
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

NHS is an OK institution. In my view, it is better than the other two public high schools in the city (West and East High). While Iowa is 90+% white, North has a fairly good balance of diversity. But don't let that fool you, some tend to stick to their own groups. Speaking of groups, there are a few cliques here, but nothing major and most are accepting. North is also home to a lot of kids who should be in private institutions because they aren't ready for public schools (special ed and mentally disabled). Athletics here are ok, but North is known for its music talent. The jazz band has either been runner up or winner at state for about ten years now.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2005

My name is Rebecca Johnson and I use to attend North high school, I have moved to mayn different cities, but I have never seen a more involved school than North high school. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a family oriented school, with school personel caring about your child's academics and their extra-curricular activities. There is so much school spirit at North that you just won't want to leave after a basketball, or football game.
—Submitted by a former student


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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
African American55%
Asian79%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students80%
African American64%
Asian79%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 81%
Hispanic 34% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Three National Merit Semi Finalists for 2010

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Linda Smoley

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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  • The Sioux City Community School District offers a richly diverse and warmly accepting group of students, faculty and staff. Here are just a few of the things our district offers: ** Advanced Placement courses for college credit ** Progressive technology applications ** The national engineering program “Project Lead the Way” ** Student internships ** Talented and Gifted program ** Many different academies and programs to ensure your child gets the out of their educational experience ** Dedicated faculty and staff ** 58% of teachers have advanced degrees
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4200 Cheyenne
Sioux City, IA 51104
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Phone: (712) 239-7000

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