Beyond The Numbers

The Essence of Northridge is Excellence!

  • 2017 Northridge Graduation 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 EXCELLENCE

    Year after year, NHS students are recognized as National Merit Scholars and Finalists; 10-13% 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 GROWTH

    Innovative 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 ORGANIZATIONS

    Northridge 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.

    STRONG PROGRAMS

    Norrthridge has a superior school newspaper, as rated by the Alabama Scholastic Press Association; our business/marketing department is recognized annually at the state and national level in a variety of areas; NHS’ 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.

Contact Information

  • Address
    2901 Northridge Road
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

    Phone
    205-759-3590

    Principal
    Kyle Ferguson

Key Facts

    • 94% GRADUATION RATE

    • NEARLY 100% OF STUDENTS ENGAGE IN EXTRACURRICULARS

    • LARGE PARTICIPATION IN EARLY COLLEGE AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES

    • 10-13% OF SENIORS EARNED 30+ ACT SCORE LAST FOUR YEARS