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
9 273
10 282
11 274
12 277

Northern High School is a public high school of the Forest Hills Public Schools located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 1,106 students in grades 8th through 12th. Northern High School is the 141st largest public high school in Michigan and the 5,322nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.9 to 1.

Total Students: 1,106
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 58.42
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 5,322nd out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Michigan: 141st out of 1,189
Student/Teacher Rank in Michigan: 485th out of 1,154
Full Time Teacher Rank in Michigan: 122nd out of 1,154

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Northern High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 583
(53%)
2,438
(51%)
 Female 523
(47%)
2,377
(49%)

Northern High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 839
(76%)
3,927
(82%)
 Asian 100
(9%)
365
(8%)
 Black 74
(7%)
179
(4%)
 Hispanic 48
(4%)
146
(3%)
 Two or More 43
(4%)
184
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
5
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
9
(0%)

Northern High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 975
(88%)
4,379
(91%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 94
(8%)
320
(7%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 37
(3%)
116
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Northern High School is ranked 580th out of 1,183 ranked schools in Michigan, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Northern High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (11.8%) is significantly lower than the state average of 44.3%. 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
2013 1121
2014 1125
2015 1106

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
2013 17.9
2014 18.4
2015 18.9

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
2013 0.12845673505798
2014 0.11733333333333
2015 0.11844484629295

Compare Northern High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,841.8% 18.4:1
 
1,890.0% 18.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 11.8%
 
State Average 44.3%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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Northern High School
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Public 08 - 12 1,106 18.9:1  
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