School Details

North High School

5000 N Ballard Rd, Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 832-4300

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1478 students 17 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North High School is a public high school in Appleton. The principal of North High School is James Huggins. 1,478 students go to North High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 3% of the North High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 22% of the 1,478 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at North High School is 17:1. Appleton Career Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Hispanic 3% %
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 38%
Limited English proficiency 3% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    All schools have their good teachers and faculty but what sets this school apart from the others is that it has a staff that cares about their students' education as much as you and other parents do. I attended this school in 96 and grad. in 2000 and my nephew followed a couple years later. We both played sports and our parents participated in school functions. All of the athletics programs and extra curricula's especially football (my favorite) have some of the best coaches and mentors in the state. North also offers AP classes as well as Special Needs classes for students. High School should be a good growing and memorable experience for teenagers and I feel that Appleton North can offer that opportunity to your son or daughter. Go North!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Although discipline could improve Appleton North High School has the best quality of education through teachers and curriculum - in the Fox Valley.

  • (10 years ago)

    Appleton North High School is a high Quality school. It is a diverse school it has the most percent of different cultures than any other school in the area. It is an excellent place to go to school for us kids to learn. I wouldn't want to go to any other high school in the State.

  • (10 years ago)

    Appleton North High School is an amazing place of learning growing and academic achievement.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a former student who had the option to go to any high school she wished I chose Appleton North & I was pleased with the results. I made connections with my teachers & they connected with me. They put forth the effort to help me & other students; they truly cared about our success. They were there to help you out but they didn't hold your hand. A part of the growing up process is learning to do things on your own & they made sure you learned but they never let you fail. They prepare you for the road ahead. The programs that school has to offer is amazing & by getting involved you learn a lot about yourself & others. You were put into situations to work as a team & reach a common goal. My time there was well spent & I wouldn't have it otherwise.

  • (10 years ago)

    A new shool that is beset by a total lack of management skills. No one seems to be in charge. A school that fails many of its noncollege bound students staff is allowed to run rampant with no clear goals or guidelines in dealing with students on a one to one basis. One of the most glaring examples of passing the buck around the buck stops nowhere. A school staff that tries to be everything to everybody and winds up being nothing to everyone. Go to Appleton East/West Xavier or Fox Valley Lutheran HS instead.

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