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Northern High School

Durham, NC


Northern High School
117 Tom Wilkinson Road
Durham, NC  27712
Phone: 919-560-3956
Durham County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 2 out of 10 stars
2

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,450
Type: Regular School  
Northern High School

Northern High School


Metro Area Ranking

#23
Metro Area High School Ranking: Northern High School is ranked #23 out of 26 of the best high schools in Durham and surrounding areas (12th percentile). Cick the link to see all 26 high schools.


State Ranking

#441
Statewide High School Ranking: Northern High School is ranked #441 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (15th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Northern High School is a 2-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Durham County, NC. Northern High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,450 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

80.6
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Northern High School had a Student Growth Score of 80.6. This placed Northern High School in the 62nd percentile of 2410 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.  

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 15.2 28th 17.5
Math 16.3 17th 18.9
Reading 16.5 24th 19.1
Science 16.5 24th 18.8
Writing 5.1 35th 5.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Northern High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 25% - Level 4 (Solid)
 25% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 36% - Level 1
 36% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 31% - Level 1
 31% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 4 (Solid)
 21% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 50% - Level 1
 50% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 507
Math 485
Composite Score 992
SAT Participation Rate 42 %

Northern High had an average SAT score of 992 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #178 out of 491 NC high schools (64th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Northern High was 42% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 85% - Northern High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 85% - Northern High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 2%
 Asian - 2%
 Black - 45%
 Black - 45%
 Hispanic - 27%
 Hispanic - 27%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 22%
 White - 22%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Northern High School for the 2016-2017 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Northern High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
George L Carrington Middle School 3 0.3 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
Eno Valley Elementary School 1 0.6 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Easley Elementary School 8 1.5 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Holt Elementary School 3 2.6 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Riverside High School 2 2.6 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Little River Elementary School 7 2.7 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-7
Hillandale Elementary School 4 3.1 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Sandy Ridge Elementary School 3 3.4 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
City of Medicine Academy 8 3.9 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Lakeview School 1 4.3 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-12
Brogden Middle School 2 4.8 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
The School for Creative Studies 5 5.2 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-12
Club Boulevard Elementary School 3 5.2 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Mangum Elementary School 10 5.6 miles Bahama, NC Regular K-5
E K Powe Elementary School 4 5.6 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
George Watts Elementary School 7 5.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Glenn Elementary School 1 6.1 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Durham School of the Arts 9 6.3 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-12
Merrick-Moore Elementary School 1 6.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Eastway Elementary School 1 7.3 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5