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Northside High School

Public | 9-12 | 995 students

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Posted 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


Posted August 3, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2009

It is newly renovated! It has a very spirited, diverse population and a wonderful enthusiastic staff!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 26, 2007

The construction is a nuciance and the assistant principles are overly strict
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 5, 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students79%
Female students84%
Male students75%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Algebra II

All Students72%
Female students73%
Male students72%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Biology

All Students88%
Female students87%
Male students88%
Black students82%
Asian students100%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial80%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female students74%
Male students79%
Black students50%
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Earth Science

All Students91%
Female students87%
Male students95%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial87%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English93%

English: Reading

All Students97%
Female students98%
Male students96%
Black students93%
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial93%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

English: Writing

All Students96%
Female students95%
Male students96%
Black students91%
Asian students100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female students72%
Male students78%
Black students68%
Asian students73%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial65%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students86%
Female students84%
Male students88%
Black students76%
Asian students82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

World Geography

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students91%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial92%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

World History I

All Students96%
Female students97%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

World History II

All Students89%
Female students80%
Male students97%
Black students82%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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6758 Northside High School Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone: (540) 561-8155

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