Beyond the Numbers
If we were to pick one word to describe Northridge High School, that word would be “Excellence.” The Northridge family, including students, parents, faculty/staff, and community, all have in common the expectation that we hold one another to a high standard in every endeavor involving our school.
We are characterized by diversity, school spirit, student engagement and community support. We are truly a place where all students can find a way to get involved and experience success.
Our students are surrounded by a network of competent and caring adults who are focused on creating innovative and independent life-long learners who will be equipped to meet the needs of our community both as productive citizens and highly-skilled employees.
Academic ExcellenceYear after year, NHS students are recognized as National Merit Scholars and Finalists; in 2019 NHS had 4 National Merit Semi-finalists and 3 National Merit Finalists;18%+ of students score 30+ on the ACT; 184 Dual Enrollment students this school year; 34 current All-Academic Students; 15 Advanced Placement classes offered with nearly 200 qualifying scores on AP exams.
Personal GrowthInnovative programs such as the Comeback Academy provide customized educational plans to meet a variety of student needs. Mentoring is provided to new teachers and faculty in order to ensure a smooth transition, as well as encourage teacher retention. Flexible education creates individualized and personal opportunities, and Peer Tutoring pairs students with a deficit in reading and/or math with volunteers who demonstrate strength in those subjects.
Student OrganizationsNorthridge has a strong SGA, which is comprised of more than 30 students that meet during the school day. Part of their services include community and school service projects; led district and surrounding counties in parent/student involvement in Workforce Development (WOW); excellent visual and performing Fine Arts Department, which provides mentoring opportunities during their high school careers. Very active Key Club, Spanish Club, Ambassadors and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. There is an activity, sport or club for everyone at Northridge.
Strong ProgramsNorthridge has a superior school newspaper, as rated by the Alabama Scholastic Press Association; our yearbook, the Blueprints has scored superior rates for the last 6 years; our business/marketing department is recognized annually at the state and national level in a variety of areas; NHS’s Advisory/four-year plan is the torch bearer for the TCS schools; contributions of our parent stakeholders enable us to have one of the strongest PTSAs among the high schools in the state.
Sports ProgramsVolleyball, Football, Softball, Baseball, Bowling, Indoor Track and Wrestling all reached regional play in 2018 or 2019. Indoor Track captured the Runner-Up trophy (2nd place) in the state while 6 members of the team won individual medals. Wrestling sent 1 member to state also. Spring sports are looking forward to a strong semester.As of February 15, 2019, Northridge has had three college signees. They are Gabe Pugh, who signed with University of Alabama football, Trey Finison, who signed with Northwestern University football, William Hamiter, who signed with University of Alabama baseball and Walker Ferry, who signed with Washington University of St. Louis for swimming.
2901 Northridge Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
- 3 NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS
- 4 NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALISTS
- 2 COMMENDED SCHOLARS
- 94% GRADUATION RATE
- NEARLY 100% OF STUDENTS ENGAGE IN EXTRACURRICULARS
- LARGE PARTICIPATION IN EARLY COLLEGE AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES
- 18% OF OUR 2019 SENIORS HAVE EARNED 30+ ACT SCORE
- 3 NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS