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About This School

Northland High School is a public high school in Columbus. The principal of Northland High School is Mr. Duane R. Bland, whose e-mail is dubland@columbus.k12.oh.us. 1,202 children attend Northland High School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 99% of the 1,202 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 75% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northland High School is 20:1. Zenith Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 75% 57%
Asian 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 27%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 79%
Economically disadvantaged 99% 98%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Very good school so glad Mr Donahue is their this year I have worked with him for several years at Woodward Park and enjoyed everyone....

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a 2009 graduate of Northland High School and I'm glad to went to Columbus City Schools rather than a suburban school. Being a student at Northland meant I was subject to diversity that private and suburban schools would be afried of. Aside from that Northland has an excellent music program undoubtedly the best band in the City great athletics especially basketball and outstanding acedemics.If you are a parent trying to decide whether or not to send a child to a CCS I highly recommend it especailly at Northland since it is the best in the district. Go Vikings! 2009!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so happy that we made the decision to send our child to Northland. Academics Sports and Music Departments are all outstanding! We also have the best Athletic Director. The staff is pleasant and very courteous. Northland is not just a school it is family.

  • (5 years ago)

    Its one of the greatest schools in Columbus Academically and has one of the best Sports Programs. Northland also has the largest and best Bands in Ohio.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a freshman at Northland and I have to say that it is truly a great school. The staff is on top of academics and makes sure that you are doing your best. I love the people here and it is a great environment. The sports teams are great here and we have the best band ever! I love Northland! GO Vikings!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a current student at this school its a great school with excelent honers classes which im in. The teacheres are verry good and help out the students. The basketball team is susposed to be going State this year and our test scores are high along with our graduaton rate which is what 97% But as a student i must say there are alot of students that dont care at this school but that dosent effect you or your children as long as they dont become one of them. And this year the fights have deplinished by atleast 70% and we have exlclent security and staff. If your a parent thinking of sending your child to this school id tell you to send them here its a great school and theyll learn alot and have alot of fun. Proud to be a VIKING 2011!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love my school it is awesome and the staffs are well respected

  • (6 years ago)

    I have great respect for the staff at Northland. My son is a junior this year and I am an active parent and the staff is very supportive. I am well informed in the actions of my son because I am not afraid to ask and take preventative measures in his education. He is an active participant in band and sports and has a great circle of friends at Northland. Parent participation is very high at this school which helps too.

  • (6 years ago)

    Northland has improved immensely since I've been in this school district (Grandmother of 3 Grandchildren Northland Graduates) there are currently three to graduate. The parents should be more involved in all aspects of their childrens lives especially schooling and teachers should reassure parents are notified often of students progress failures dispositions behaviors etc

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Northland is on the upswing. My son started there this year and is very happy. The administration and teachers seem very committed to success the instrumental program is unparalleled and there are tons of parents involved. There will always at any school be children and parents uninterested and an obstacle to themselves but the kids I know do not allow this to color their experience. Too bad for those other kids. We've been happy here so far.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love the people but just a bad overall neighborhood

  • (9 years ago)

    I currently attend Northland HS and I love it. I am very involved. The Marching Band is great and the sports teams are at a very high level. Academics are important at NHS because you have to have good grades to become active in the extra activites. I believe that it is like any othe public school where there are very highly motivated students and some that could care less. The students that dont care should not change any one elses attitude. Northland is a very good school and there are some things that need to be fixed but I am proud to say I am a Northland High School Student!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of academics at Northland have diminished over a 2 year period. Extracurricular activities are so restricted that students with the talents don't participate. There is very little parental involvement. Those that are feel overly scrutinized by the most of the staff. My experience with this school has been challenging in that the intergrity of the school and the quality of educators interest in developing the students academics is low. This is based in part on the institutionalization process that is being inducted by the principal. There needs to be some changes before the school falls completely apart.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter loved Northland High School as an incoming freshman 4 years ago. She wanted to go there and we sent her there because of the Instrumental Music program which is still a wonderful program but the attitude of the students has gone down hill. She is there to learn and tells me most other children just don't care. She cannot wait to graduate this June.

  • (9 years ago)

    Northland High School needs improvement. There are alot of great teachers that truly care about students. The problem is the student attitudes are terrible most of these students don't respect themselve and others. Therefore the school is starting to get a bad rep. It's really sad because there are some great kids at the school that want to achieve but yet their education is interupted by Kids taking up space. I really hope Northland will have more to offer in the future as for now...I am very close to taking my children out of this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Northland has a fantastic music program and marching band. They offer AP English 11 and 12 and a KAP class. However the district has declared that they may no longer offer English Challenge/Honors classes.

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