Pontiac Northern High School

1051 Arlene Ave, Pontiac, MI 48340 | (248) 451-7300
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,780
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5 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1051 Arlene Street, Pontiac, MI 48340
  • Principal or Admin: Ms. Joanne Battle
  • Fax: (248) 451-7321
  • Website: www.pontiac.k12.mi.us
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Pontiac City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $11,706
  • Graduation Rate: 59.3%
  • Dropout Rate: 11.1%
  • Students Per Teacher: 17.2
  • Enrolled Students: 5,987

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,780
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 91.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 19.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 892 (50.1%)
  • Females: 872 (49.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 109 (6.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,345 (75.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,454 (81.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Pontiac Northern High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Pontiac Northern High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade47426.6%
10th Grade44324.9%
11th Grade39922.4%
12th Grade46426.1%
Source: MI Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 5

5 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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4 reviews for Pontiac Northern High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on January 30, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • To whom this may concern.
    I am writing in regards of 1969 year book from Pontiac Central High School.My last name at that time was boaz.Any information you fine please Email me the cost
    Thank you

    patricia Louise Boaz(Smith
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 24, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • please can someone tell when is graduation for 2010. My son is Paul Antonio Martin. I would like to order a yearbook. I mail him pictures he never turn them in. Is it to later.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on April 13, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • need transcript for 2001 gradute
  • Reviewed by Former Student on May 10, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Pontiac Northern first opened its doors in September, 1958. I was one of the lucky students who passed through those doors that fine Autumn day and was part of the first graduating class in June, 1959. The school was new, shiny and beautiful, but now that it is almost 50 years old, I'm sure the building has weathered like this alumni. It will always be remembered by me of the way it was then. It has a very special place in my heart.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Pontiac Northern High School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on MEAP and MME state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

MEAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

Social Studies Test

MME - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

Math Test
Reading Test
Science Test
Social Studies Test
Writing Test
English Language Arts Test
Source: MI Department of Education 2009-2010

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