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About This School

Northview High School is a public high school in Northview. The principal of Northview High School is Mr. Mark Thomas, whose e-mail is mthomas@nvps.net. 1,210 students attend Northview High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 32% of the 1,210 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northview High School is 19:1. Northview Alternative High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Hawaiian 0.08% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I experienced NHS for myself and man was it a breeze. I hardy ever felt challenged and therefore I felt like i didn't grow much mentally in my teenage years. I'm wondering who labeled this school a blue ribbon school. It's easy to get caught up in drinking and drug abuse. At NHS not only is it normal for children to drink and abuse drugs but you are considered a minority if you aren't participating in these events. Because poor behavior like this is so common discipline is very minimal. Being caught with drugs or alcohol you might get a slap on the wrist and get told not to do it again. I mean if they actually punished the kids they wouldn't receive such nice ratings. I grew up with drug dealers and pot heads around my house almost at all times. I would not let my children attend this school under any circumstances and if you cared about you kids neither would you. I am currently attending Central Michigan University and I don't feel like NHS prepared me at all for college life. The teachers are willing to easily pass you so they can keep their test scores and other statistics as high as possible. If you were to put a NHS student anywhere else they would surely fail.

  • (6 months ago)

    This school has given me the stepping stones in moving on. I am now in a BS program in medical lab science from Grand Valley State University and i couldn't have done it without the skill set honed by the teachers and staff there. I have went through tough times when i was in school and the staff there gave me the ability to lift myself up and move forward. Without them I wouldn't be were i am now. Many of the teachers that helped me are now retired from there years there however they have created a legacy in the class of 2008 and before. I could never thank this Blue ribbon school enough.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child did not do well at this school. Fell in with the wrong crowd and did not do well. The teachers however are a 10+ very helpful and supportive.

  • (4 years ago)

    While I was an NHS student I thought it was a decent average high school - nice but unremarkable. But now as a parent both of a child that has attended Northview as well as two other children who've attended three other school districts I can definitively say that I'm incredibly impressed with the quality of the overall Northview operation particularly the high school. The physical plant is superb (at one of my children's high schools the roof caved in due to neglect). The teachers are both caring and involved in their academic progress. There are a tremendous number of areas of study available. The instrumental music program continues to shine state-wide. Compared to other districts Northview is relatively safe. Some of the parents can be a little overtly conservative/religious but generally they're laid back and welcoming. After dealing with these other schools I can say way to go NHS staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    5 stars great school.My son is a senior. He went all the way through NVS.The staff is wonderful.Parent involment is very high.

  • (6 years ago)

    One of the best schools in the area. Great teachers great staff great classes and special education programs. Small class room sizes. Great ratio teacher to children. When your child gets to middle school or high school they have a real chance to get picked for band football basketball volleyball plays etc. because the school district is relatively small. Northview is landlocked so you do not have the amount of children in the district and overcrowding issues to contend with here. Rockford is too big and has higher taxes

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a mother of three teenage boys. I believe that if my children had of stay in the inner city schools thet would not be doing as great as they doing now. They have been Northview school system since they in the 1st and 2nd grades and I believe that the teachers are some of greatest teachers that I have ever seen. They take the time to teach the student and they will make a point to stay in touch with parents and they have an open door policy and make no mistake about it they do let the parents use it. I believe that God placed this special teachers and staff at Northview to make a difference in the lives of all the students. I am so glad that I came to Northview.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a good school for those that are above average. If you are struggling then you will need to find something more. There is no in between. It is hard to find the staff after school unless you are an athlete. Also go ahead and wear whatever you want there is no dress code especially for the girls!

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel my son is doing great at Northview. He will graduate this year with good grades. This is in part to the teachers who did take time and realize he learns in a different way. Mr Matthews is one of the best and real shows genuine interest in all the students. Thanks to him I have seen a improvement in my sons self confidence. If I had sent hom to the parochiol school I feel he would have been lost in the crowd. I would like to see more parental involvement it is always the same families that are involved.But overall I am very happy and will send my others to the High School.

  • (9 years ago)

    Thank you. When I left Northview High School I was well prepared for the Big Ten school I now attend. While there I had an opportunity to meet many faculty and administration and I feel Northview students are some of the luckiest in the area. The AP Program is excellent. The number of interscholastic/club sports at the high school is incredible. The music program is great too. I've talked with both the current Superintendent and Principal on many occasions and I feel they both have an amazing compassion for students. You take out what you put in.

  • (9 years ago)

    Northview High School is a very good academic institution. The music program is spectacular. Especially instrumental music. Parental involvement is high as far as music is concerned.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a former student -- overall I would say my education was standard though I think my experience there could have benefitted from more diversity in both peers and classes. It's too easy in some of these white middle class suburbs for kids to be bored and get into drinking and partying. I think that though Northview is a good school in a good neighborhood but many parents feel too comforted by this and don't get involved enough in their kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    I was not pleased with my experience putting a child through this school system from Junior High school through High School. There is little communication with families and the teachers feel they are better at determining the needs of the students than the parents. Children are passed easily. I was wondering who labeled them a Blue Ribbon school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Northview High School is an incredible academic institute. It has top of the line administration and teachers. The guidance office is always helpful and more than welcome to help any student who needs anything.

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