Northern High School

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117 Tom Wilkinson Rd

Durham, NC 27712

(919) 560-3956

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,400

Students Per Teacher: 9

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for Northern High School

I have found that these rumors of Northern being dangerous are not true. My son is a rising Junior at Northern and has always felt safe there. He has made good friends with black, white and Latino students. He has always struggled with his schoolwork, but his teachers are caring, competent and work ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/29/13

Northern High School is a very dangerous place and if had a choice would never send my child there. The administration try to cover up how dangerous it is but students and teachers are assaulted, guns seen by students on the bus and nothing done about it. They are more concerned with their image than ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/21/11

Both of my children attend Northern and I can't be happier. All of the teachers that I have been in contact with are superb! The teachers are excellent and really do care for the kids. I am confident that my son will graduate with the leadership and academic skills that he needs. Great teachers need ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/14/10

My husband is a teacher and former Football, Basketball and Baseball Coach. Both of my daughters attended and graduated from Northern High School.

Posted by a parent on 10/12/10

They have gone way out of their way to help My Son to succeed

Posted by a parent on 10/03/09

My son will graduate this academic year, 2009. He is ill-prepared for college and the world in general. When I was growing up in the area, NHS was 'the best'. Boy have things changed. My daughter WILL NOT be attending NHS. I will be sending her to another county! I think administration is doing the best ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/04/08

i'am currently attending Northern High School right for the remaindor of 4 years and even though i'm just starting out at Northern , I'am actually very pleased with NHS.. I feel northern is better academic wise maybe not safe, but academically they are a very good school, Riverside or others high school ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/25/08

This school has major problems. Although the principal and many others are making an effort the police state atmosphere is unacceptable.

Posted by a parent on 06/08/08

Students in Advanced classes will receive a top-tier education. I can't say the same for standard level students.

Posted by a other on 02/28/08

This school is terrible. Administration is poor and many teachers are of extremely low caliber.

Posted by a parent on 01/24/08

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Test scores for Northern High School

EOC* Test Scores

Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2012
Northern High School
Durham Public Schools
North Carolina
* In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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Durham schools — Northern High School is located at 117 Tom Wilkinson Rd, Durham NC 27712. 117 Tom Wilkinson Rd is in the 27712 ZIP code in Durham, NC The school district for Northern High School is the Durham Public Schools. Northern High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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