Northern Secondary School (Toronto)
|Northern Secondary School|
The Pride, The Spirit.
|851 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2L5, Canada
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
|Area trustee||Shelly Laskin|
|Vice principal||Robert McIntosh
|School type||Public high school|
|Team name||Red Knights|
|Colours||Red, Gold, and Blue|
|Enrollment||1,800 (Fall 2011) |
Northern's football team, the Red Knights, have won numerous titles in Toronto's high school league (including two Metro Bowls, and the first Toronto Bowl). As well, a number of top players have gone on to join the Canadian Football League.
Northern was the first Ontario school to have a student council. 
Northern's gifted program / enriched program and its comprehensive range of elective courses, including a diverse art department, bring students in from across the city, as do its deaf and hard of hearing programs, although in recent years it has become harder to get in via optional attendance lotteries.
The films Carrie and Resident Evil: Apocalypse were filmed inside the school. The academic decathlon scene of Billy Madison was filmed in the school's auditorium. Numerous commercials have also been filmed on the school's premises.
The school is a pilot site of a Toronto Police Service program that places on-duty police officers in schools.
Founded in 1930, it was originally known as Northern Vocational School, until the twenty-fifth anniversary when the name was changed to Northern Technical-Commercial, which lasted for three years until the present name, Northern Secondary School, came into use because a definite district had been assigned for matriculation students.
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