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3951 Northeast 16th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

(754) 322-7250
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February 14, 2015
I am giving my school 4 stars because the teachers are simply amazing! My children are safe and happy. Big thank you to Ms. VanHoose, Mrs. Sicard, Mr. Maringola, Mrs. Martin, Ms. Dobrin, Ms. Delfavero, Ms. Ruggieri, Mrs. Lysengen, and Mrs. Carrier! These teachers are great which is why we have stayed, but the office staff are completely incompetent. The 5th star would be there if it weren't for the current principal and her front office staff. This principal is fake and when you listen to her speak at assemblies it seems like she doesn't want to be there. The children don't seem to respect her, and when I asked my girls they say it's because "all the kids know they can do whatever they want!" Norcrest has had many principal changes in the last 10 years- hopefully this one goes soon too. The quality of lunch this year is deplorable. I hope the grant of over $2 million will change the quality of the school or we will switch to private school, even if it means a bank loan.

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December 18, 2014
Was a great school four years ago and has gone downhill every year since. The teachers are great which is why we have stayed but the office staff is very rude and they're all completely incompetent. The new principal has implemented strict uniform policy so we are happy with that change. When the boarders expanded two years ago I expected chaos and large class sizes and even went with the flow when after two months they switched my kids' class to keep legal class size. Unfortunately they weren't prepared this year either for the large amount of students and the fact we went from a "B' school to a "D" in under four years is scary. The quality of lunch this year is deplorable. I hope the grant of over $2 million will change the quality of the school or we will switch to private school, even if it means a bank loan.

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August 26, 2014
This school is awesome! It has a great PTA, lots of parent involvement. The staff is great!

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August 26, 2014
This is a great school, the best in the east side of Pompano area. This is our 4th yr at Norcrest and I couldn't be happier. The staff really cares about the children. They have a lot of activities around campus too.

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August 27, 2013
This is a GREAT school. We are in our second year at Norcrest. I have nothing but positive things to say about this school. My child is excelling here. I can not figure out for the life of me why this school is rated a "4". Shame on you greatschools.com. Norcrest is BY FAR the BEST public elementary in the area. Do a little more research.

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August 22, 2013
First year at Norcrest and first week of school from what I have seen its a great school. Everything seems so controlled and safety seems to the #1priority!! So glad we made the switch from a private school. So far so good...

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March 11, 2013
I absolutely love Norcrest & so does my daughter, who is in first grade there. She attended Wilton Manors Elementary for Kindergarten. Her reading has improved 100% as well as her math & science. She is much more well behaved since she actually likes her school & her teacher is outstanding. The parent involvement in this school, compared to others, is outstanding. I have nothing but great things to say about Norcrest!

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August 12, 2012
I am very happy with NORCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. My daughter attended this school from Kindergarten and this is her last year; she will begin 5th Grade in a few days. The principal is wonderful. The teachers are all very nice and mostly all of them do an excellent job with the children, they are extremely qualified and very caring. They all work together to make sure they are improving year after year. After all the remodeling this school is absolutely beautiful and the classrooms have state of the art technology and computers to help the children learn. We will miss Norcrest Elementary when our daughter graduates, therefore we wish to thank the staff and all the teachers for a great job done.. Sincerely, Ms. Santoni

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June 01, 2012
Norcrest is such a great school! The teachers are always friendly and helpful. The students are great there. The building is clean and nice.

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August 09, 2011
I am a parent of 3 Norcrest children and am looking forward to a new school year (2 weeks from now). The Principle and office staff are wonderful! The teachers are outstanding (ms. Martin, ms. Dorbin, and ms. Delfaveroe are A+ all the way)! If you can get your child into Norcrest, I highly recomend it!

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April 27, 2010
great teachers...great atmosphere.great after care teachers take a lot of time with the students and have compassion for what they do as teachers.. staff is also very supportive

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March 30, 2010
My son is in Kindergarten, but this is his 3rd year at Norcrest. He started in the PLACE Program for a delay in speech. The program exceeded my expectations. He was then placed into the Intergrated Pre-K class and again wonderful results. He is now in a regular class and I am happy with his academic achievements. Their after-care program is wonderful and so far his teachers have had an open communication policy with me when ever I had concerns. About my son and I worked well with them. The school has a great 'No Bullying Policy' and is a Drug-Free school. I am never worried about my child leaving the school grounds without authorization and feel comfortable that he is safe until he is picked up.

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March 07, 2008
I like many of these reviews, had my children in a private school. I felt that they were falling behind how ever I was helpless living in an area that do to 'zoning' laws which put us in a horrible public school. Private school was our only answer at the time. Since then we just happened to move into the Norcrest school area. I was delighted with what I found. My Kindergartner and second grader are both coming along well now. They both struggled at first due to the habits they were thought in a non-public school. My second grader is in need of E.S.E's and got the attention and testing in one year that I asked for and did not receive in the private school for two years. Thank you Norcrest and keep up the good work! On a very resent note... Thank you to Mrs. Ray, staff and facility for always safely releasing our children to us in a weather event. It is a little bit of a wait however what price can you put on bringing your child home safely?

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June 25, 2007
Awesome! Tried private school and was not impressed. I am very happy with the quality of my child's enviroment there. He is happy and that is most important.

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June 06, 2007
Wonderful school and great teachers! Norcrest has adopted a uniform look dress code starting in August 2007. Also, they are renovating. Norcrest is the best! Go Tigers!!

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April 14, 2007
My children all attended a local private school. I had heard excellent things about Norcrest and was not happy with the private school so I gave it a try. It was the best thing I had ever done for my children. Academically, my children have excelled after having to be tutored from not learning what they needed to learn at the private school. They have had excellent teachers who really cared about how well they were doing and worked with them really hard for the FCAT. Through the extra help, my children scored very high on the fcat which has gotten them into excellent middle school programs and then on to excellent high school programs. Norcrest is the best start you can give to your children. Excellent teachers, excellent safe environment, excellent family involvement! The best thing is an excellent education at no cost!

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August 15, 2006
My two children having been attending this school for a quite a few years. They have both done extremely well. The faculty take the time to really make sure the student understands what is being taught. It's small and everybody knows everybody, it's a very tight family. I would recommend this school to anyone!

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May 15, 2006
This is a very good school and it has very nice rounds

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March 09, 2006
This is a very good school. I am happy with the curriculum in my sons class. One of the schools big concerns is making sure the students are safe and accounted for at all times.

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January 06, 2006
Academics is priority at norcrest, teacher team is motivated and well prepared, parent involvement is high. It needs a little push on the extracurricular activities and the gifted program. I've heard that esol program is good. Some teachesr are plain outstanding (ms. Park, ms. Narcise) most of them are very good.

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January 04, 2005
A good place to start for children, a nice pace of academic work, and a great amount of extra curriculars. Parent involvement could be higher but it is a good environment to start in without a doubt.

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March 11, 2004
I think the school is great. Never heard anything bad and the teachers and principals are right on top of the students. That makes me more confident knowing that my child is in the best care. I let everyone know how great you people really are. Keep up the good work im happy very much happy.

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Norcrest Elementary School
3951 Northeast 16th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL  33064
(754) 322-7250
Last modified Norcrest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Norcrest Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top