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Northside High

Public | 9-12 | 884 students

 

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted October 18, 2012

My son ia Autistic and the services and education that he has gotten thus far has been outstanding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

As a parent of a graduating senior, I had to give a huge "way to go!" to the principal and staff at Northside. Our daughter has flourished in this school both through academics and sports. The teachers are great and push the kids to want to achieve great things for themselves. I would recommend this school to anyone coming to Jacksonville!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

My daughter is a senior this year and my other is a freshman. I can't say enough good things about Northside. The principal is very involved and cares about her students. The teachers are active in the student's education, they want the student to succeed. They stress the importance of parent/teacher communication. I am updated on progress through emails as needed. The sports program is equally good. They just started a swim team and girls lacrosse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

I went to northside last year and had to move out of state being that my dad was military. I know Northside is a great school. The teachers are such an encouragement to the students and to each other. At Northside a helping hand is never far when you have fallen. If i could still be there rather tha here i would be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

I am a Senior at Northside High School and I have spent the last four years at NHS and have enjoyed every minute. I cannot say much in regards to the regular class teachers but as for the honors courses and AP courses, it is easy to tell tat nearly every teacher has a passion for their subject and a desire to make every pupil succeed. The teachers do not teach straight from the book, they get up and illustrate their topics with examples and activities. They challenge us to answer questions and solve problems to the best of our ability. If a student is not doing well in a class the teachers are always there after school to offer help or extra instruction. We are not treated like immature children but as responsible young adults who can make our own desicions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2008

I've met some parents from Swansboro HS and they said they've heard bad things (especially drug-use) about Northside High School. After watching our Marching Band and our team play last Fri, they now have a high regard for our school. My daughter just graduated from Northside and has received an academic scholarship at NC State, and my son is a Junior playing football for the school. I have never been more proud of our school. Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

I am a student at Northside High School and wouldn't want to go to any other school. Northside not only has a great athletic department but a great academic department as well. The teachers here are great at what they do and I am confident that I will score high on my EOCs and exams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2006

The academic program of the school is by far one of the best, along with extracurricular activites. Northside has some of the best Teachers North Carolina has to offer. Not only do the teachers and staff of Northside High School excel in their area of expertise, they also bring a sense of comfort to the classrooms, and throughout the entire school. The principal, Mr. James, could be more open to the reasonable ideas the student body puts in front of him.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2006

My daughter graduated from there with superb grades, only to realize she was behind the curve once she got to college. I blame Northside HS for not better preparing her for the academic challenges she must face. I am completely disappointed in this school and I hope that someone will reflect on the past years and make some much-needed changes to staff, parent involvment and more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

The staff of NHS have been nothing less than wonderful and caring. We have been impressed with all of our interactions with the NHS staff. When considering a move, we could leave the Commons area because NHS is that wonderful. If you have a chance to send your child to this school, don't even hesitate! You won't be disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2006

Excellent school with a superb principal and awesome teachers. This school is top of the line! The students and teachers are held to a high standard of expectations and students can trully excel here. Mr. James, the principal, is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

Great teachers along with good students. sports is a great activity at northside high school and many students are involved with them. Parent involvement is tremendous.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

232 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Reading

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Science

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

187 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

257 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

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United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students33%
Female36%
Male30%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracial38%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
Black32%
Asian75%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted-95%

English II

All Students46%
Female54%
Male38%
Black34%
Asian46%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial56%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically gifted91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 42% 26%
White 33% 52%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Theory

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Maria Johnson
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 455-4987

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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365 Commons Drive South
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