Northridge High School is ranked 18th among all Alabama high schools!
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 ExcellenceThe Northridge High School students are consistently recognized as National Merit Scholar Finalists, National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists and Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars with Distinction. Northridge High School had five students named National Merit Finalists in 2020. The Class of 2019 had 18% of the students score 30 and above on the ACT. A large number of students participate in Dual Enrollment classes through Shelton State College and the University of Alabama's Early College Program for dual enrollment. Northridge High School currently offers 14 Advanced Placement classes.
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 ProgramsNorthridge High School offer 34 athletic team sports throughout a school year. The team mascot is the "Jaguars" with the team colors as sky blue and black. Many in the state refer to our school as "The Ridge". Sport teams perform in the fall, winter and spring. All athletic teams play in the Alabama Athletic High School Association (AAHSA) 6A region.Thus far in the 2019-2020 school year, the volleyball team played in the "elite eight" while the girl's basketball team played in the "Final Four". Our track and field team placed 2nd in the state meet for 6A teams with individual state championships being earned on the boy's side.A wealth of student-atheletes have signed college athletic scholarships through the years at Northridge High School. We are proud of our athletic facilities that our student-athletes enjoy throughout the years.
2901 Northridge Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
Dr. J. Tygar Evans
- Named a "Best High Schools in America" by U.S. News & World Report 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Northridge High School #18 Ranked high school in Alabama
- "Silver Award" winner from U.S. News & World Report 2019
- 5 National Merit Semi-Finalists