PROFICIENCY 19% 32% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
27%Fort Smith

Northside High School is a school servicing grades 10 to 12 and is located in the district of "FORT SMITH SCHOOL DISTRICT" in Fort Smith, AR. There are a total of 1,641 students and 119 teachers at Northside High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1. There are a total of 1,167 free lunch students and 175 reduced lunch students.

Northside High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 19.0%, which is 32% lower than the Arkansas average.


Student/Teacher ratio14:1
Free lunch1167
Reduced lunch175


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment438
Taking some courses415
Taking some courses (not tests)8
Passing some courses91
Passing no courses331

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Northside High School, there are a total of 438 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 415 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School9%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School29%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Northside High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 27.0% 43.2% 64.2% 51.1%
African American 18.1% 11.4% 19.7% 15.9%
Asian 7.5% 6.1% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 41.0% 31.5% 11.3% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.0% 1.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.2% 6.2% 1.9% 3.1%

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Fort Smith demographics profile

StatisticFort SmithArkansasNational
Population density (sq mi)1,3895591
Median age35.637.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%58%55%
Speak English79%93%79%
Speak Spanish14%5%13%

Education level achieved in Fort Smith

IndexFort SmithArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade76.1%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school74.4%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college50.1%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.3%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.9%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters6.4%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%0.9%1.3%
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Source: The Northside High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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