The quality of the academic programs at Northside are average. While they work hard to help students succeed, many of the strategies that they implement are geared toward helping students use strategies to pass the TAKS, and in my opinion, they are not learning as much as they should be. Also, it teaches them to value some subjects more than others since the class times are set up according to TAKS testing subjects for that year. Most students have access to art, music, and p.e. There is very high parent involvement from a certain group of people, but the majority of parents are not involved.