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Northside High School

Public | 9-12 | 356 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

BET Academy and the rest of the school will lead the district in academic achievement this year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 25, 2009

I came out of Northside when the media was the worst; however, parents raised their kids in my era. Now parents need raising. Northside was the best school for me, even now, the education I received at Northside shows up in my school work today. Mrs. Davis,my favorite teacher, is an excellent Spanish Teacher. Oftentimes, people assume since a school is in the hood it is no good; but if you enstill morals and values in your child-- you'll find that it's not the school, it's the children's parents who bring media and negativity. In my day Mrs. Crawford or Mrs. Bond were the best English teacher anyone could possibly have. Now that I am in college, my instructors enjoy the manner in which I formulate papers; I hear all the time how well I was taught to write and comprehend.


Posted December 7, 2007

Northside high is a great school. People often misjudge the school because they believe everything the media says about our school. Yeah, Northside has a few problem students but what school doesn't? You can not judge our school if you have not experienced the cougar lifestyle hands on. Teachers, such as Mrs.Lawson, Mrs.Davis, Mr.Mullins,Mrs.Harris, Dr. Hebrard, and Mr. McDonald are some of the best teachers who work for Memphis city schools. Our assistant principal Mr. Malone does a wondrful job in keeping the school safe. Our Lady Cougars basketball team is top ranked in the state of Tennessee. Coach Holmes does a EXCELLENT job as their coach. Overall, Northside is a great school, with alittle more parent involvement we can stand with the elite schools of Memphis.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2006

Northside is a good school. It will take much parental involvement for students to be successful due to all possible distractions. If students are focus & determined they may be able to help other students come out better. Children at Northside need all the positive energy they can get, because media & often times the community displays negative images about the environment, the school, & the children, the children sometimes manifest & potrait that picture. Decicated individuals most definitely can make a difference at Northside, but they got to be strong & dedicated.
—Submitted by a former 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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
23%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
10%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
18%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
19%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
4%
U.S. History

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students20%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students7%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students23%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students18%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students7%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students78%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-4584

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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1212 Vollintine
Memphis, TN 38107
Phone: (901) 416-4582

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