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Tahoe City, CA
Students enrolled: 320
Before care: No
After care: No

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2945 Polaris Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145

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(530) 581-7000
(530) 581-3252
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Amount of homework: Not enough
June 20, 2015
My child rarely has homework and can still manage to get almost all A's. Most of my child's large assignments are group projects. Rarely does my child have to write a paper. My child is able to sign up for as many AP classes as she wants, but she is never prepared for the AP exams. She can get an A in the class but a 1 or 2 on the AP exam. What is wrong with this picture?

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
June 20, 2015
I am not sure if they are ineffective or they have just given up since the administration does not expect much from them or the parents and students expect to receive A's for doing nothing and so the culture at the school has become one of "gimme gimme gimme" and is too focussed on padding student resumes without truly preparing them for the rigors of what college will actually expect of them.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
June 20, 2015
This school does not teach persistence and grit. To the contrary, it teaches kids that there are no consequences for bad behavior, that life is about redos and second chances. That you can get by without doing homework and turn things in whenever you want to, that you can do 67% of the work and still have a B in Geometry!

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2015
Teachers are too easy on students. They have too many opportunities to redo and make up work. This is not the real world. A 70% is a B in my daughter's geometry class. How is that preparing her for college?

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 20, 2015
I do not feel the school is preparing children for college. The school profile refers to a standard 4 point grading scale yet our geometry teacher and other teachers use a skewed scale where a 84% is still an A, a 67% is still a B, a 50% is sill a C and a 25% is a D. Is this Common Core? I don't know but I know it is not the real world and I feel that my child is not going to be ready for college if she thinks that a 70 is a solid B!

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2014
I have one child at NTHS and one entering in the Fall. I feel that the Principal, Assistant Principal and the Guidance Counselor do an OUTSTANDING job. Any and every time I have contacted them I have had my question answered or my problem solved within the hour. They are very attentive, approachable and on top of things. I believe this school is getting better by the year. The same goes for the teachers. Their willingness to work with students varying interests, especially with regards to Ski Academy and Independent Study really works well and it shows.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2014
North Tahoe is a great small school. My kid enjoys the atmosphere and is able to accomplish her goals regarding AP classes and staying ahead. Although we have a mix of populations, the kids all seem to get along. Great music, art and athletics for a school of this size. Can't go wrong especially if parents stay involved.

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2014
In the last few years, NTHS has improved the academic quality of the classes offered. The number of AP classes has doubled and the administration is actively listening to students and parents. with a number of new teachers, students are achieving and standards are high. The band program is outstanding, winning many awards each year. As well as some of the athletic teams and coaches are award winning (Cross Country). They have added 3 new sports to the line up this year; Swim Team, Lacrosse and Trap Shooting. The school newspaper has been reinstated. I believe we are moving in the right direction in this District and our small school is challenging my child.

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2014
North Tahoe High School has improved tremendously over the last few years. We are a small school with a large number of AP classes along with many options for student athletes. Several sports teams; Nordic Ski Team, Alpine Ski Team, and Cross Country teams, have produced top athletes on the National level. The Ski Academy continues to attract top athletes. The team of administrators, counselors and teachers are stable and have all of the kids, low achieving as well as high achieving, best interest as their number one goal. There is lots of parent involvement especially in Boosters (Athletics)and in the Band Program. I believe both my children will be successful here. We enjoy the small school atmosphere and it is a relatively newly built school so it is clean and up to date.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2007
While size limits the number of electives and foreign languages available, it enhances the involvement of teachers and parents. Our kids can play on any sport team, be part of yearbook, leadership etc. Hug High School in Reno has broken their 1200 student population down to 4 schools to emulate this small school model. Every year our seniors are accepted in top schools. Every year our parent driven support clubs (Boosters, Fan Club, VIPS) raise more than $50,000 (sometimes way more) to support great programs, in addition to the money we get from Measure A. With a brand new theater, new classroom wings with state of the art technology, teacher driven trips each year abroad, a fairly young teacher population as well as staff, I think this high school is on an upward spiral. Ride the wave folks! I have 2 students there, both on their way to college.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2007
I graduated from NTHS last year and am now at San Diego State. I feel way more prepared most of the other students in my classes. I can also still contact my NT teachers for help. I am especially ahead of the game in Anatomy and English. I feel lucky to have gone to NT and to have had the opportunity to have so much teacher support and such close friendships with my classmates. NT is a great school for students who are willing to work!

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2007
I recently graduated from North Tahoe and am now attending UCLA. Although North Tahoe does not have as many academic options as a larger, more highly funded school does, North Tahoe is a wonderful high school that offers so much opportunity to grow if one takes advantage of it. The teachers at North Tahoe truly care about their students and because of the small student population, students have the opportunity to become very close with the teachers and staff. I am now doing very well at UCLA and I would not have wanted to spend my high school years anywhere else.

- submitted by a student

December 12, 2006
No matter what other people say, NTHS is not a bad school. It someone says it is it usually means their children weren't trying hard enough and it's their own fault. Yes there is a lack in diversity of classes but one can make it very far if one tries. The teachers of the harder classes are excellent. There are just a few bad teachers that need to be avoided.

- submitted by a student

August 16, 2006
My child has had wonderful personal attention and has been able to be involved in multiple sports and activities. We are very happy with North Tahoe.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2006
The quality of the academic programs at this school is bare minimum at best, although they do have a very srong music program. One of the best, and the only thing this school really has to offer.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2006
Graduated from NTHS recently. Found that the quality of the school and its academic programs was not nearly as high as other schools that I have since been in contact with. Teachers were OK, but the availability of a diverse offering of courses is very lacking due to small school size.

- submitted by a student

September 26, 2003
This school goes through a new principal every other year. Our child graduated from middle school with straight 'A's' and could not get necessary college prep courses in a timely fashion. The counselor seemed indifferent to this matter. We eventually moved out of this district and have no regrets.

- submitted by a parent

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North Tahoe High School
2945 Polaris Road, Tahoe City, CA  96145
(530) 581-7000
Last modified North Tahoe High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Tahoe High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top