Students enrolled 1012
School leader Mr. Frank Dent
Transportation options Yes
District Roanoke County Public Schools

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6758 Northside High School Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019

(540) 561-8155
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4 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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August 15, 2011
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Northside! We moved from Hidden Valley and are absolutely satisfied! The school staff is excellent and Mr.Dent and Mrs. Franklin are truly gems in this school. They take an active, honest interest in the students and stay in touch with them to guide them along the way. My past experience with the South County has not been pleasant. In the South County area, there is too much focus put on the wealth of the students and their families and there is too much bullying and general mean spirit of some of the kids that gets overlooked. NHS gets little to no press for their efforts in educational and sports achievements. The Roanoke Times actually told me they had to choose to pick an area to focus on in their community section on their website, and this wasn't it. Too bad for the kids who deserve recognition for their efforts. Parents need to speak up and send in articles to highlight our kids! Northside rocks! Anyone thinking of moving to this school should do it, your kids will thank you for it!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2011
i love this school i went there for 9th and 10th grade and i went to the middle school from 6th to 8th grade. the teachers there really care about the students and their grades they care on how the student is doing. during spirit week they interact with the students by also dressing to the days theme. the principals there are very nice but firm to. the foreign language programs are great especially the german program it has grown tremondusly in the past couple of years the teachers make classes fun by providing fun and educational games and instruction. this is a school i will deffinatly be sending my children to and that i am hoping to be teaching at in a few years. the teachers there have really inspired me to better prusue the career that i have drea,ed of since i was a little kid they help in preparing you for the right college classes that you will need to take. they also provide two diffeerent typs of diplomas and help you to understand what you need for either diploma and which diploma would be best for you. i am hoping to return to northside with in the next few months to finish my lhigh school years and get the classes i need to graduate with the right diploma i need!

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2010
Northside is a great school! I attended Northside for two years - eleventh and twelfth grades- and I loved it. I had the luxury of attending during the renovations, but it only made being there more interesting. I attended three different schools in two different school systems before coming to NHS and I would definately place NHS as as top notch school. The teachers who are there are wonderful because they want to be there. The principals are very friendly, but also do a great job of enforcing the rules. One thing I love about Northside is the diverse group of students. There is not just one kind of person at NHS. Even though there are cliques like any other high school, the students at NHS seem to be much more friendly, interactive and accepting of other people. If I move back to Roanoke, my kids will attend NHS.

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December 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2009
It is newly renovated! It has a very spirited, diverse population and a wonderful enthusiastic staff!

- submitted by a teacher
October 30, 2008
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April 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 26, 2007
The construction is a nuciance and the assistant principles are overly strict

- submitted by a student
November 12, 2005
I loved NHS when I went there. My sons enjoy it too. Safe, effective, clean, supportive, and the staff is excellent. Mr. Dent is a gem. He is fair, but firm. There is something for everyone at NHS. I cannot imagine my kids going anywhere else but Northside.

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August 15, 2005
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January 19, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 26, 2004
Northside High School is a wonderful school. The Studys are for higher learning students. The atmosphere is great. My chlid loves this school. So should yours.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
I think Northside is great! Students can excel greatly here, and there are many athletic musical and art opportunities. The music program is amazing. Mr. Galyen is an excellent teacher, and his work shows through his students. I love what he's done with the marching band. They are sooo good! Mr. Galyen should get a raise!

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2004
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- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2003
Great School Love the priciple Mr.Dent he gets on the same level of the kids and related he takes care of them and takes time to understand them and relate

- submitted by a community member
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Northside High School
6758 Northside High School Rd, Roanoke, VA  24019
(540) 561-8155
Last modified Northside High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northside High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top