Opened in 1939, North High School has a rich history of academic success within the Phoenix Union High School District. North is a comprehensive high school where all students are able to achieve an education which meets their specific needs. For academically gifted and motivated students, North High School offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program and has been an IB World School since 1985. For honors students, North offers a full complement of honors, AP, and dual enrollment courses. Other students benefit from diverse coursework including classes in the English for Language Learners Program, the Exceptional Student Program and over 125 electives. To date, North High boasts 88 National Merit Finalists and 97 National Merit Commendees, more than any other district school. North High has been recognized as one of the top high schools in the United States by Newsweek magazine and annually graduates students who exceed state and national standards.
Vision: North High School prides itself in being an exemplary learning community in which all members experience academic rigor, accountability, diversity and involvement in order to maximize individual potential.Mission: Educating and preparing students to be productive and contributing members in their communities with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue career, college, and life.