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
9 436
10 374
11 327
12 278

Northern High School is a public high school of the Durham Public Schools located in Durham, NC. It has 1,415 students in grades 9th through 12th. Northern High School is the 93rd largest public high school in North Carolina and the 3,570th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.8 to 1.

Total Students: 1,415
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 89.76

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Northern High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 768
(54%)
5,289
(49%)
 Female 647
(46%)
5,451
(51%)

Northern High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 773
(55%)
5,974
(56%)
 White 319
(23%)
2,211
(21%)
 Hispanic 258
(18%)
1,939
(18%)
 Two or More 38
(3%)
300
(3%)
 Asian 17
(1%)
265
(2%)
 American Indian 10
(1%)
39
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
12
(0%)

Northern High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 770
(54%)
5,297
(49%)
 Not Eligible 581
(41%)
4,851
(45%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 64
(5%)
592
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Northern High School is ranked 39th out of 0 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Northern High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (58.9%) is higher than the state average of 46.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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 1633
2006 1606
2007 1566
2008 1651
2009 1625
2010 1484
2011 1422
2012 1415

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.7
2006 15
2007 15.2
2008 15.4
2009 16.9
2010 16.5
2011 16.9
2012 15.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.28720146968769
2006 0.34246575342466
2007 0.42656449553001
2008 0.32222895215021
2009 0.43384615384615
2010 0.48180592991914
2011 0.5
2012 0.58939929328622

Compare Northern High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,445.4% 14.5:1
 
1,580.0% 15.8:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 58.9%
 

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