Northside School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Northside School

Northside School is a public school located in a small suburban town in the United States. It is a community school, with a student body of about 500 students from kindergarten through 8th grade. Northside School is proud to offer a rigorous academic program that focuses on developing strong reading, writing, and math skills. In addition to core classes, Northside School also offers a variety of elective courses in the arts, foreign language, and technology.
The faculty and staff of Northside School are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students. The school has a strong commitment to diversity, and strives to create a culture of inclusion and respect. Northside School also has a strong focus on character education, and works to ensure that students are responsible citizens and good role models in the community.
Northside School is a great place to learn and grow. Students have the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. The school is committed to providing an excellent education and preparing students for success in high school and beyond.

Address:

601 N 5th St
Opelika, AL 36801

Phone:

(334) 745-9731

Site:

northside.opelikaschools.org

Grades:

3 – 5

Enrollment:

427 students

Overview Northside School

Northside School serves 427 students in grades 3-5.
Northside School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Northside School

Northside School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Northside School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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