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About North High School

  • North High School teachers have an average of 17 years of experience.
  • 64% of teachers hold a master's degree or higher.
  • North significantly raised academic expectations and is the first Akron public school to fully implement College and Career Academies.
  • Each year, the graduating class earns thousands of dollars in college scholarships.

North High School offers:

Student activities:

  • Student-created morning video announcements -- check them out on YouTube!

North’s Mission:

To provide all students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in college, career, military and life.

North's Vision:

North graduates will be ...

  • prepared for life
  • independent
  • lifelong learners
  • dependable
  • caring
  • responsible
  • innovators
  • achievers
  • critical thinkers
  • problem solvers
  • leaders
North High School

History of North High School

North High School was originally located at what is now Jennings Middle School. In 1931, the present North High School was built on Gorge Boulevard. The new building housed 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students and officially became North High School. Two wars and the Depression delayed the completion of the building for 24 years. In 1955, a major addition including an auditorium, cafeteria and gymnasium was completed. Then in 1970, a vocational wing was added; and, in September 1972, North High School became a four-year high school once again.