Northern High School



Northern High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Northern High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 280
10 292
11 262
12 255

Northern High School is a public high school of the Forest Hills Public Schools located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 1,089 students in grades 9th through 12th. Northern High School is the 147th largest public high school in Michigan and the 5,345th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,089
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 58.56

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Northern High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 568
(52%)
2,500
(51%)
 Female 521
(48%)
2,362
(49%)

Northern High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 855
(79%)
4,131
(85%)
 Asian 98
(9%)
334
(7%)
 Black 81
(7%)
211
(4%)
 Hispanic 40
(4%)
113
(2%)
 Two or More 11
(1%)
52
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
17
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
4
(0%)

Northern High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 952
(87%)
4,339
(89%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 100
(9%)
384
(8%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 37
(3%)
139
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Northern High School is ranked 580th out of 0 ranked schools in Michigan, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Northern High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (12.6%) is significantly lower than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Northern High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1006
2006 936
2007 925
2008 966
2009 965
2010 1018
2011 1082
2012 1089

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.4
2006 16.3
2007 15.9
2008 15.4
2009 15.8
2010 18
2011 18.4
2012 18.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.14214711729622
2006 0.15811965811966
2007 0.13837837837838
2008 0.16356107660455
2009 0.14093264248705
2010 0.14538310412574
2011 0.15064695009242
2012 0.12580348943985

Compare Northern High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,803.2% 18.0:1
 
1,860.0% 18.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 12.6%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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