NBE used to be a grate school. Currently, I have a third grader attending the school and my oldest child graduated three years ago. Important changes were made in the past two years with the gifted program and students no longer switch teachers in the middle of the day. The quality of education now is very questionable when I compare to what it used to be before the changes. I understand administration has the best intentions when implementing new operations but unfortunatelly they don't have the talent to realize that results for students and teachers are not positive. It is a shame. Great P.E., Music, Arts and PTA after school program. Have to congratulate second grade gifted teachers for the best spanish program. Wish they could run the school.
We are new to NBE and its a nightmare. Principal does not respond to numerous attempts to contact and meet with her. My kid tested gifted but was not placed in a gifted class, because "class size is too large", teachers seem unhappy and overwhelmed. Halls and classrooms are filthy. Bullying amongst boys is a big problem that is addressed in a heavy handed hysterical manner. Only one day a week do they have a very brief recess period which is often evoked. The principal does nothing to make the experience fun and inspired but rather relies on handing out certificates at every opportunity, and empty warm and fuzzy words. We cant wait to be out of there. Must say though parents are great and their involvement exceptional if not somewhat elitist.
This school was great!!! i moved to the area just for my kids to attend NBE. this year its a mess!!! my daughters KG teacher is always texting or on her cell. this teacher follows her colleagues lesson plans and has no idea what is ever going on. i spoke to the ADMIN and they dismissed by concerns. This school is only concern with donations!!! IF YOU DONATE LOTS OF $$$$, THAN your child gets special attention. The school claims to be an A school but we are really a B school
EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN QUALITY OF 5TH GRADE teaching, sorry i transferred child. NO PROGRESS REPORTS, GRADE ASSIGNMENT UNCLEAR. homework assigned but not collected or graded, etc.. very random grading- what happened to the mid semester progress reports-no one knows. TEACHERS SEEM VERY ANNOYED TO BE THERE.
North Beach cares about the student's education and support parents' concern and work towards this goal.
Totally unhappy first day of school. The fact is classes overcrowded , without parent consent students from bilingual classes were placed into non bilingual or inclusion classes.It is a mess. Principals biggest priority is Gifted , PTA and VIP. The assistant principal and teachers are doing their best ,big thanks to them.
There is something going on with this school. School class assignment for the new year is a mess. Kids that were in billingual program are getting transfered to regular classe without parents aproval and vise versa. principal creates this mess every year and it is time for he to resign and give seat for a principal that will know how to run the school. This year the school became B school and we as a partents can just say that it is principals fault. Choose some other school is my advise.
My two sons have attend this school and I am extremely happy with everything, especially the teachers. My youngest son is always telling us how much he loves his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Monem, and always excited to tell us what he has learned. Best school, best teachers, best PTA.
My son has been at North Beach for kindergarten and first grade. I am amazed at all that he has learned in such a short time. The school organizes many extracurricular activities that make learning fun. The principal is very engaged, approachable, and in constant improvement mode. The teachers we've had, are also great!
The best teachers and friendly staff. Parents are very involved. Principal goes the extra mile to ensure students are well taken care of.
North Beach has a caring environment with excellent education standards and a great PTA.
My daughter has attended North Beach for 5 years and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about it. She has loved all of her teachers who have all helped in different ways but last night she actually told me that Ms. Shaw (her favorite teacher of all time) was her role model. I feel so blessed that my daughter can attend the school that because of parent involvement feels like a private school. She will have wonderful memories of growing up at North Beach Elementary.
the principal leadership is very poor. I know she is new but still dont know her classess start 2 weeks ago Techer quality excellent Safety very poor Extracurricular activities None
Extremely happy with this school. The teachers are great and know how to motivate their students. The building is in outstanding condition considering that it was built in the 1920s or 30s. The students are very well behaved and parents are very much involved. The afterschool program staff is excellent. A+ school. School store should open early to benefit working parents.
Extremely happy as a parent w/ the school save one item - the school overcrowding. Otherwise an excellent school.
Wow! What a School! Everything about North Beach Elementary is First Class. The grounds are maintained, the facility is in outstanding condition, the classrooms are up to date. All the children seem happy. Most inportantly, the teachers and staff are happy to be teaching the children. If anyone wants or needs to move and are concerned for their children's education, North Beach is the place to be. It is a private school within the public school environment. All schools should be run this well! North Beach says it
North Beach as most schools has its positive and negative points. What makes this school wonderful is the parent s involvement. From the fundraisers, events and volunteers, parents are pitching in at every corner. And I love that this school is culturally diverse. My only disappointment is that it has been very difficult to get into the foreign language program and the counseling staff is almost non existent. In addition there seems to be some preferential treatment in the placement of children in this course and classrooms. Other than these issues it is a public school with private school perks.
The academic programs, including Gifted and Bilingual, are great assets to the school. The teachers are very involved and truly care about each child's development. Although the current Principal is extremely focused on standardized testing results, the children receive a well-rounded education. Parent and student support for standardized testing preparation is phenomenal. This year, the PTA ensured the coordination of instructional sessions for parents and students prior to FCAT testing. Post FCAT, the sessions continued for basic test taking, writing and spelling strategies. The environment is friendly and disciplined. Parent involvement is abundant and consistent, both on special events and fields trips as well as daily interaction and support. The music and art teachers create a great environment of appreciation and learning while encouraging participation with exhibitions and performances. Organized sports are limited and should be coordinated and encouraged. Overall, my family is proud to be part of this school community.
Very good teachers and great learning enviroment security needs improvement!
North Beach Elementary is an excellent school. Both of my children were in the bilingual program and the gifted program and I could honestly say that I could not be happier. They have excelled in academia, they have established great relationships with their friends, the teachers are dedicated and the administration is very supportive. I strongly recommend this school to any parent who is looking to educate their child in the best environment that will be condusive to a comprehensive education that will educate the 'whole child'.
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