Northridge Academy High School

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Northridge Academy High School
9601 Zelzah Ave
Northridge, California, Los Angeles 91325
United States
Type Public
Established 2004
School district Los Angeles Unified School District
Principal Nidia Castro
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,070
Color(s) Royal blue, Black, White
Athletics conference Valley
Mascot Puma

Northridge Academy High School is a public high school located in Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA.


Northridge Academy Highschool is administered by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The school opened as a partnership between LAUSD and California State University, Northridge.

The school contains three academies: Health & Human Development, Arts, Media & Communication, and Careers in Education. 9th grade students "explore" the various academies. The students select one for focusing for grades 10 through 12.

As of 2010, Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits the school.


The school opened on September 10, 2004 with 614 students in grades 9 and 10[1] and currently serves approximately 1,070 students in grades 9-12.[2]

Before the school opened, LAUSD referred to the school as Valley New High School #1. The school relieved overcrowding at Monroe, Cleveland High School, and Granada Hills Charter High School.[1]

Northridge Academy does not have its own attendance boundary.[3] Rather, it shares the attendance boundary of four neighboring high schools (Cleveland, Granada Hills Charter High School, Monroe High School, and John F. Kennedy High School). Eighth graders who live in the attendance areas for these schools have the option of applying to attend Northridge Academy.

Northridge Academy maintains a Block Schedule in which students go to 110-minute classes. Students also have a 30-minute Advisory (homeroom).


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Coordinates: 34°14′42″N 118°31′27″W / 34.245041°N 118.524155°W / 34.245041; -118.524155