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North High School

Public | 9-12 | 2500 students

Oustanding balance of Excellence in Academics and Athletics

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted March 13, 2014

Academics at North are fairly good. Good selection of courses. However, recently the district has cut a lot of experienced teachers to save money, and both the quality of instructors and the morale of the existing teachers has declined. Culture of the school is very materialistic and the administration is largely unconcerned with students, unless the family has money and is a "booster" of sports programs. The school seems to maintain an adversarial stance toward students, and is very hostile to students/parents/families who express any concerns about the school or its policies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

North provides an excellent education, however there is tremendous pressure put on students to equal or beat the previous years performance on test scores,etc. The teachers are great, and provide excellent instruction in the classroom. The school has challenging academic programs that require many hours of study and homework. Multiple test on the same day is the norm and an average student might find it difficult to manage the rigorous schedule and after school activities. This school is perfect for the college bound student that loves a challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Wonderful caring teachers, administrators, and counselors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

Edmond School district has been the best choice for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

North is an awesome! I had 2 boys graduate from there. I do not agree with the 'drug problem' stated by someone else. Granted, I am sure there are drugs in the school, but kids in sports are drug tested and parents need to keep track of their own kids. I have 2 girls attending now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2008

Having had experiences with a number of different school systems and school, I have to say that Edmond North is awesome! The JAFROTC program is the best. Most of the students come from upper income backgrounds and I had a concern about that since I am a divorced mother l barely making mends meet. However my son has been very accepted and has made good friends and getting academic opportunities he would not have gotten in another system. He has been accepted at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and the staff at Edmond North has been very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

This school excels in almost every area of education. High scores, strong activities, caring teachers. Only one negative aspect (for some of us) is the strong conservative leanings of the majority of residents. Often very little tolerance for people who have more liberal beliefs. But overall, it is an outstanding school in an outstanding small city.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 10, 2007

North High School, as far as education is fine. But under the surface there are certainly problems. The school has alot of drugs. The school focuses on its failing sports system and ignores its drama and performing arts programs. Its a fine school for education but keep an eye out for unfair treatment, lack of student free speech, and a large drug problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2007

As being a current alum of North, I look back and cherish my time there. If you want your children to go the AP route, North is the place for you, if your children are not interested in that, North is still a great school. I graduated in May of 2006 with a class of 473 and it was only getting bigger. Great school overall, amazing faculty, great assistant principles since you hardly have any interaction with the actual principle. Athletics have been somewhat disappointing recently, football for the past six years minus the playoff year of the 2004-2005 football season. Baseball is great, soccer and golf are outstanding. Basketball is equally bad all over the district. But a great school system if your child is not looking to be a basketball or football star.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 20, 2005

I had three children graduate from Edmond North and feel they are all living happy, productive lives because of the environment and education they received at North. I found nearly all of the instructors to be very proficient in their field and very helpful to my children. I had one daughter who transferred in midyear and 2 of her teachers took the time to refer back to her textbooks at her old school to bring her current with the textbooks they were using. All my children had a good opportunity to participate in sports and other school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

Edmond North is the best school there is, the faculty is great and well educated. I love the atmosphere, and the facilitys provided by the school. There many clubs to join and are alot of fun(I wasnt in one thoght, LOL). The coaches are really nice and encouraging. If i was in the U.S, i would move to Edmond and put my kid in that school. I moved back to Pakistan a year ago, but i will never forget that school or country. I love america.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2003

Edmond North is a great place to go to school. It is a wonderful, fun, and safe environment to learn. It gives all students the ability to get involved and be active in their school.


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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.

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 84% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 77% in 2012.

621 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 79% in 2012.

532 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
English II

The state average for English II was 88% in 2012.

500 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
English III

The state average for English III was 92% in 2012.

497 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 87% in 2012.

457 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

602 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2009.

496 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
90%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 77% in 2012.

484 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 54%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Black 5% 10%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 18%
Asian 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 10% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 88% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 2% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation The University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
Out-of-State Universities
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School psychologist
Security personnel
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
German
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • HVAC certification
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical
Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:50 am
School Leader's name
  • Jason Pittenger
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
  • Multi-aged
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Music
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Special education
  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Francis Tuttle Partnership
  • HVAC certification
  • IT support
  • Industrial / graphic design
  • Plumbing
  • Pre-law
  • Welding certification

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

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
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • DECA
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • JROTC
  • Marching band
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Special olympics
  • Student newspaper
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
The University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
Out-of-State Universities
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 10%
4 year college - 88%
Vocational - 2%
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215 West Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK 73003
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Phone: (405) 340-2875

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