Northside High School

Summary:

Northside High School is a public high school in Lafayette, Louisiana, serving 655 students in grades 9-12 as part of the Lafayette Parish School District. While the district is ranked 24th out of 114 in Louisiana and has a 4-star rating, Northside High School faces several key challenges that set it apart from its peers.

Northside High School has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (94.2%) compared to surrounding schools, and it consistently underperforms on End-of-Course (EOC) exams, with proficiency rates ranging from 46% in English II to 61% in Algebra I, well below the Lafayette Parish averages of 70% and 74%, respectively. The school's performance is particularly low for certain student subgroups, such as female students, male students, and students with special needs, ranking in the bottom quarter of Louisiana high schools for these groups. Additionally, Northside High School has a very high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

In contrast, nearby schools like O. Comeaux High School, Acadiana High School, and Lafayette High School generally outperform Northside High School on academic measures. However, the exceptional performance of the nearby Early College Academy, which ranks 1st out of 321 Louisiana high schools, suggests that with the right educational approach and resources, students in the Lafayette area can achieve high levels of academic success.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 301 Dunand Street
       Lafayette, LA  70501


(337) 521-7990

District: Lafayette Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
229th of 326 Louisiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,798 Help


Feeder schools for Northside High School:

Elementary:    Evangeline Elementary School
    J.W. Faulk Elementary School
Middle:    Acadian Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.9 Help
Number of students:  655

Racial breakdown:

African American:
94.2%
Hispanic:
2.6%
White:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Northside High School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2014 the calculated Average Standard Score was 0.42. (See more...)
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Compare Details Northside High School ranks worse than 70.2% of high schools in Louisiana. It also ranks last among 9 ranked high schools in the Lafayette Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.7. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (94.2%), Hispanic (2.6%), White (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Lafayette Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northside High School is 15.9, which is the 2nd best among 9 high schools in the Lafayette Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northside High School is $12,798, which is the highest among 10 high schools in the Lafayette Parish School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Northside High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Northside High School 229th of 326 Louisiana public high schools. (See Northside High School in the ranking list.)

Lafayette Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks Lafayette Parish 24th of 114 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northside High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 0.83 394th 396 0.5%
2008 0.83 413th 413 0.0%
2009 0.76 421st 425 0.9%
2014 0.42 468th 470 0.4%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Northside High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Northside High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 30.68 229th 290 21.0%
2008 27.02 228th 291 21.6%
2009 15.60 265th 301 12.0%
2010 21.52 261st 297 12.1%
2011 24.99 264th 300 12.0%
2012 20.16 276th 310 11.0%
2013 25.52 274th 312 12.2%
2014 18.29 278th 309 10.0%
2015 28.90 262nd 312 16.0%
2016 26.85 252nd 297 15.2%
2017 35.70 237th 297 20.2%
2018 16.75 258th 302 14.6%
2019 17.32 264th 313 15.7%
2021 17.91 260th 322 19.3%
2022 21.40 261st 326 19.9%
2023 31.70 225th 321 29.9%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Northside High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 28.73 92nd 135 31.9%
2022 24.82 106th 139 23.7%
2023 47.82 71st 138 48.6%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Northside High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.47 242nd 301 19.6%
2021 26.60 218th 285 23.5%
2022 25.61 247th 322 23.3%
2023 38.57 208th 321 35.2%
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Rank History for high school Homeless students at Northside High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.57 10th 23 56.5%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Northside High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 10.32 265th 292 9.2%
2021 23.42 224th 288 22.2%
2022 19.59 256th 311 17.7%
2023 29.95 225th 308 26.9%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Northside High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 15.91 249th 291 14.4%
2021 15.98 245th 292 16.1%
2022 24.01 236th 301 21.6%
2023 27.62 220th 306 28.1%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Northside High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.03 169th 233 27.5%
2021 34.31 159th 243 34.6%
2022 39.01 151st 256 41.0%
2023 48.90 121st 252 52.0%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Northside High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1075 1075
1990 553 593 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1153
1991 554 560 9 2 3 n/a n/a 0 1128
1992 572 635 7 2 3 n/a n/a 0 1219
1993 533 683 4 4 3 n/a n/a 0 1227
1994 489 679 2 2 2 n/a n/a 0 1174
1995 370 752 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1134
1996 370 752 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1134
1997 323 773 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1103
1998 304 776 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1086
1999 260 765 5 1 1 n/a n/a 0 1032
2000 238 774 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1019
2001 220 749 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 974
2002 199 811 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 1012
2003 199 811 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 1012
2004 203 830 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 1036
2005 173 874 1 3 3 n/a n/a 0 1054
2006 152 946 1 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1107
2007 134 913 0 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1055
2008 99 811 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 913
2009 60 884 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 947
2010 59 823 1 5 1 n/a n/a 0 889
2011 43 858 1 4 1 0 0 0 907
2012 43 801 0 7 1 0 0 0 852
2013 40 691 0 3 0 0 1 0 735
2014 55 743 2 3 0 0 2 0 805
2015 47 706 3 3 0 0 3 0 762
2016 40 649 2 4 0 0 2 0 697
2017 40 642 3 8 0 0 3 0 696
2018 19 688 2 8 0 0 8 0 725
2019 18 635 0 3 0 0 4 0 660
2020 16 614 0 6 1 0 7 0 644
2021 19 639 1 8 1 0 5 0 673
2022 17 598 0 13 1 0 5 0 634
2023 15 617 0 17 0 0 6 0 655

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Northside High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1075 59.5 18.0 22.9
1990 1153 17.0 67.8 28.1
1991 1128 62.0 18.1 25.8
1992 1219 61.0 19.9 30.5
1993 1227 64.0 19.2 35.7
1994 1174 66.0 17.8 36.7
1995 1134 60.0 18.9 59.6
1996 1134 60.0 18.9 59.6
1997 1103 59.0 18.7 36.4
1998 1086 57.4 18.9 55
1999 1032 62.5 16.5 66.3
2000 1019 59.1 17.2 63.9
2001 974 62.9 15.5 64.3
2002 1012 68.9 14.7 67.4
2003 1012 68.9 14.7 67.4
2004 1036 65.8 15.7 76.4
2005 1054 67.8 15.5 76.3
2006 1107 70.7 15.7 70.8
2007 1055 63.6 16.6 72.4
2008 913 62.3 14.7 74.8
2009 947 61.0 15.5 84.2
2010 889 58.2 15.2 74.8
2011 907 56.0 16.1 77.6
2012 852 55.0 15.4 80.9
2013 735 45.0 16.3 82.6
2014 805 46.0 17.5 81.6
2015 762 51.0 14.9 81.1
2016 697 44.0 15.8 66.7
2017 696 34.2 20.3 83.2
2018 725 35.0 20.7 66.2
2019 660 36.0 18.3 72.7
2020 644 37.0 17.4 79.7
2021 673 36.0 18.6 97.9
2022 634 37.5 16.9 64
2023 655 41.1 15.9 83.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Northside High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1075 59.5 18.0 22.9
1990 1153 17.0 67.8 28.1
1991 1128 62.0 18.1 25.8
1992 1219 61.0 19.9 30.5
1993 1227 64.0 19.2 35.7
1994 1174 66.0 17.8 36.7
1995 1134 60.0 18.9 59.6
1996 1134 60.0 18.9 59.6
1997 1103 59.0 18.7 36.4
1998 1086 57.4 18.9 55
1999 1032 62.5 16.5 66.3
2000 1019 59.1 17.2 63.9
2001 974 62.9 15.5 64.3
2002 1012 68.9 14.7 67.4
2003 1012 68.9 14.7 67.4
2004 1036 65.8 15.7 76.4
2005 1054 67.8 15.5 76.3
2006 1107 70.7 15.7 70.8
2007 1055 63.6 16.6 72.4
2008 913 62.3 14.7 74.8
2009 947 61.0 15.5 84.2
2010 889 58.2 15.2 74.8
2011 907 56.0 16.1 77.6
2012 852 55.0 15.4 80.9
2013 735 45.0 16.3 82.6
2014 805 46.0 17.5 81.6
2015 762 51.0 14.9 81.1
2016 697 44.0 15.8 66.7
2017 696 34.2 20.3 83.2
2018 725 35.0 20.7 66.2
2019 660 36.0 18.3 72.7
2020 644 37.0 17.4 79.7
2021 673 36.0 18.6 97.9
2022 634 37.5 16.9 64
2023 655 41.1 15.9 83.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Northside High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $10,933
2018 $11,332
2019 $12,302
2020 $12,798

Data source: Louisiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Northside High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 264th of 313 High schoolsRanks 225th of 321 High schools
 14.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Northside High School)4361
 18%
   End of Course Algebra I (Lafayette Parish)7074
 4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Louisiana)6764
 3%
End of Course Geometry (Northside High School)6152
 9%
   End of Course Geometry (Lafayette Parish)8083
 3%
   End of Course Geometry (Louisiana)6861
 7%
End of Course English II (Northside High School)4446
 2%
   End of Course English II (Lafayette Parish)6970
 1%
   End of Course English II (Louisiana)6967
 2%
End of Course English I (Northside High School)3356
 23%
   End of Course English I (Lafayette Parish)6772
 5%
   End of Course English I (Louisiana)7167
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students660655
 0.8%
African American635617
 2.8%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic317
 466.7%
Pacific Islander00
White1815
 16.7%
Two or More Races46
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72.7%83.4%
 10.6%


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Northside High School ranks 229th of 326 Louisiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 655 students attended Northside High School.

Students at Northside High School are 94% African American, 3% Hispanic, 2% White.

Northside High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Evangeline Elementary School
Elementary : J.W. Faulk Elementary School
Middle : Acadian Middle School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Louisiana Dept of Education.

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