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9-12
Public charter
Atlanta, GA

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7447 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328

(770) 551-2490
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July 31, 2014
The visual and performing a arts program is really good, but teachers outside those programs do not give a crap about anything. The way the student interact is horrible.

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2014
North Springs is an okay school .Some teachers may give off bad vibes or have heavy accents but you cant expect every teachers to treat you nicely or with respect.They are rude some of the administrators and janitorial team are also rude and incompetent .The education and experience are great if you apply yourself .There isn't really bullying .Sex and drugs would be the same at any other high school.Dr.Ruiz is really cool and interacts with the student to find problems and try to help them.He even taught a class because of a long term absence of a teacher.Very diverse no major racism (you can find racism anywhere).Ive had one problem and thats being singled out for a cheating scandal that i didn't partake in.NS just needs to work on discipline while keeping the actual interests of the students in mind.

- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2014
Very unprofessional, unwelcoming and standoffish Front office staff and counseling staff. If you so happen to have this school as your child home school, expect the worse and hope for better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 06, 2013
I can't wait for senior year for my student to come and go next year! This has been the most unorganized school I have ever been involved with and I have 2 older students that went to different high schools so I have experience there. Maybe if you are in honors or AP classes it is better, but if you are in on level or have an IEP you are on your own. No one follows up in a timely manner and it is obvious no one in administration will do anything about incompetent teachers. Make copies of all your work because it is likely to be lost repeatedly. I regret not having transferred my student somewhere else in mid 10th grade. There are a few good teachers there that care, but I honestly don't know how they stay there and deal with all the disfunction and disorganization at the school. My child would say the same as me and also can't wait to be out of a school where many ,but not all, of her teachers have been incompetent.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
It's funny how most of the parents are saying bad things about North Springs, but they're not a student so they know absolutely nothing about it. Just because you're child or you (if you were a student) had a horrible experience, doesn't make it a horrible school and it doesn't make it the same experience for everyone else. I absolutely LOVE North Springs! This is my junior year and I've enjoyed every moment of North Springs. The faculty, staff and students are so diverse. We LITERALLY have students from everywhere. I'm Nigerian and there are Nigerian kids that I can communicate with, along with students who are from Hawaii, Taiwan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Brazil, Cuba, and other foreign countries. I'm blessed to say that I went to North Springs. I'm not going to say that North Springs is perfect because we most definitely do have major problems, but no school is perfect, and all schools have major problems, some more severe than ours. The Magnet Program and the Academic Program push the students harder to get the diploma that the want like the Academic, Advanced, or Magnet Diploma if they work really hard. All I'm saying is don't knock it 'til you try it.

- submitted by a student
April 16, 2013
This school is an absolutely the worst place for a student to attend! The teacher's & staff NEVER return phone calls & e-mails.My honor's & gifted student who skipped two graded attended for one semester & became very depressed and ill from being there. I had to take her out so that her stellar academic record will not suffer even more. Her grades started to drop because of the lack of organization & disrespect from a teacher. Not to mention when her teacher's ever decided to show up. Dr. Stueve is the most ineffective & hands off principal that I have ever met. Some teacher will find the need NOT to put grades in for several weeks & blame your kid,to cover up their inability to keep a grade sheet, grades mysteriously changed. It took me months & several calls to the Fulton superintendent to get any type resolution & a call back from staff. It took me 2 months to get a report card and 4 months for transcripts. My child's current school had to fix their mistakes although she was ahead 1 year prior to attending NSHS. We hated this place so much we moved back to our home state & my child is SAFE & is excelling. The Latin teacher is the best ! Poor leadership,poor teacher's ='s NSHS!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2013
The school has a horrible administration and all the great teachers have either left or are leaving. What is wrong with the Fulton County School Board and Leadership at the county level that would allow the administration to run off the best and brightest of teachers? It is really a horrible place for students and teachers. Do not send your child currently to North Springs Charter High School.

- submitted by a teacher
January 23, 2013
I enjoy going to North Springs, it's just not as amazing as I thought it would be. They widely promote the magnet program, but when you get to school no one even knows about it. None of the teachers have a clue about next year's academies, which I have been very confused about. I am in two on-level classes, math and spanish, and the kids are HORRIBLE. The teachers are not even trying to make these kids learn. A lot of my friends agree that the on-level classes are awful and you can't learn anything. The honors classes, on the other hand, are wonderful! The teachers are great and they engage the students so everyone doesn't just learn, but actually has fun in the class. Even if you aren't an honors student normally, take an honors class because the teachers will really help you learn the stuff. All in all, North Springs averages out to be an okay school, it could be better!

- submitted by a student
November 12, 2012
THIS SCHOOL IS JUST . . HMMM NOT AS GREAT AS THEY SAY IT IS . The school is dirty and filled with roaches crawling all up the walls , locker rooms, and bathrooms . There is never tissue in the bathrooms and the toilets are GROOOSSS ! Janitorial staff is slacking on the cleaniness. The teachers aren't as bad, except how they don't communicate very clearly and dont follow up with you. I feel as a student uncomfortable going here, It's unclean and just a bunch of lies that were in the magnet contract . I feel as if this school is a waste , the counselors won't change your schedule so you can have the classes that you need to graduate and complete for your college pathway. This needs alot improvement and I clearly see there is no Charter . You lost that along time away , because you wouldn't be suffereing for funding things at the school .

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2012
DO NOT AND I REPEAT DO NOT ...enroll your student at this school, UNLESS.....you want to pay (HIGH) fees to a school that is portraying itself as a "CHARTER" school!! Do the research, they lost this a long time ago due their LOW scores! Also if you want your children influenced by ALL the other "BAD" students there! Oh lets not leave out the caring Administration, that will NEVER solve any issue that may arise with your student, The wonderful Principal that NEVER returns phones calls, until SHE feels ready, the other staff that once your child have an issue (they label them as the problem) instead of getting to the root of the issue! This school is a "JOKE" academically and sports wise.....this school could possibly recover if: they clean house by replacing administration and allowing ONLY district children to attend the school......."if" you are considering this school...RECONSIDER...READ THE OTHER REVIEWS AND IF YOU NOTICE MOST OF THE PARENTS ALL HAVE THE SAME ISSUES

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
My child had great potential and was selected to attend the Magnet program. Unfortunately the Magnet program is a ruse, where achieving students are used to improve the grade level of a school with very low performing general students. This program is there only so that the school can get better government funding. Unfortunately for my child, he was pulled down by the general population at the school and did not end up performing very well. The teachers and staff don't have much interest in the students, and we found it very hard to get ANY information from anyone. We found the school very apathetic.. Don't send your child here!

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
Leadership is a problem here. I feel like teachers and parents should work together to make a successful student...and while they SAY that's what they are all about, they're not. I know from personal experience. I've tried to contact at least two different teachers and actually had one write a very insulting email about me intended for the principle, but she accidentally sent it to me instead. I know EXACTLY what they think of parents who are trying to be involved...and Lisa Stueve did nothing. I didn't even get an apology. Needless to say, I pulled my daughter out of there. Her grades have improved and she said she is much happier at her new school as she complained about how the teachers/staff and students interact with each other. No respect. No leadership.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
Average academic school. Some great teachers, but most are just fair. The school lacks leadership where it's principal is concerned. Dr Lisa Stueve is between fair and in competent at best. Several good teachers have left the school because of her inability to lead. Will not be sending our next child to this school next year unless there is a change in leadership at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
North Springs is a magnet school for both math/science and performing arts. I am proud to have had all four of my children attend there for at least some part of their high school careers.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
North Springs High Shool is Excellent!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 08, 2009
I have had one child graduate from NSCHS and another still there. I can say from personal experience that this is a top notch school in every respect. North Springs teaches individuals how to get along in the real world. We had our choice to go to another North Fulton School without diversity, but this school is much more appealing. Academically, both children have gotten excellent educations. My oldest scored close to perfect on the SAT's because of the strong education received at this school. The teachers motivated as they educate. This school allows students the freedom of being true to themselves. Acceptance is a top attraction of this school. Because of the diversity of interests, everyone fits in somewhere. I couldn't be happier that my children chose to attend this magnet school. An added bonus is the new, amazing principal that came this past year. She listens to parents.

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May 27, 2009
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March 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2009
I have two children that attend this school. I am very pleased with the school. I moved here a year ago and I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to find a quality school for my children. North Springs is great. I am happy that we chose this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 19, 2009
I have 2 daughters at NSHS. This is a very good school! The magnet program is top notch!

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January 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 17, 2008
northsprings high is a great school,but there jv football team coaches are really bad,and it seems that the head coach parks does not care about the jv team theres no support at all for these children,this is very sad,my son could not wait to play his 1st high school football,this has been a nightmare,and his spirit has been crushed

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2008
Sorry for making two posts, but one thing I forgot to mention was one reviewer said the regular classes are 'complete chaos' and 'no learning takes place'. That's complete bogus. Speaking from person experience in both honors and regular classes (as a matter of fact, I've had at least one of each for every subject), I can say that the regular classes are NOT chaos, they simply lack the same atmosphere and motivation as the honors classes. The kids just seem to be more apathetic towards school and whatever we're learning but the actual teaching is not all that different and all the teachers are still great people who care about the students. Again, if you're in honors classes, North Springs is as good as any public or private school in Atlanta. If you're in regular classes, it is still above average but would be very boring for very bright kids.

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2008
My two daughters are honors level/AP students. One graduated last year, and the other is a Junior this year. North Springs has provided a richly diverse learning experience for both. Academics is definitely a strong component, but I would say the opportunities for leadership have been a stronger component for them. They have been able to lead in totally different areas of the school, found friends who share their interests and values, and teachers who inspire. The ethnically diverse atmosphere, in our opinion enhances, and does not detract from their school experience. If your student is willing to get involved (and now that North Springs is a charter school, each student is required to have 2 extracurriculars each year) there is something for everyone at this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2008
Everday it seems like there is a fight at lunch or someone has brought weapons to school. It is not a very good place to be learning. It seems like everyone is divided into groups of their race. Thankfully I am a senior leaving the school and attending Boston University, and I'm not going to come back to see teachers because they don't even know my name.

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2007
North Springs has the most superior academics of any high school in our region. The principal, Dr. Ferguson, has been a master at assembling a high-profile, highly educated and recognized staff of teaching professionals from all over the world. The classes are small and diverse. When my student goes off to university, it will be with excellent preparation in education, as well as with an understanding of the wide world of people and cultures into which he will be stepping. North Springs Charter High School is a public high school and it is top notch!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2007
October, 2007 If your child will be taking all Honors classes then the academics are OK, otherwise the classroom is pure chaos and very little learning takes place. No school spirit, very little involvement by the kids except to go to school. Go somewhere else!

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September 04, 2007
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August 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 30, 2007
Three of my children have attended North Springs. One daughter and my stepson have just graduated, and my other daughter will be a junior in August. All three love their high school. On the whole, the teaching has been excellent, and in every grade they have had one or two inspiring teachers each. The performing arts and science magnets combine to attract students with a wide diversity of academic interests, and we have enjoyed meeting some highly talented young people through our children's friendships. This year the school will send students to Dartmouth, NYU, MIT, and many to UGA and GSU. If you are looking for a school where your children will have the opportunity to reach their fullest academic potential, explore their creative talents, and join an intellectually, socioeconomically and racially diverse and dynamic community, North Springs fits the bill.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
Academics at North Springs is top notch, but don't expect much from administration if there is an issue with one of your children. They seem to be a bit dismissive and disconnected. There seems to be better schools in North Fulton, if you have a choice move up to Alpharetta.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2006
I would definetly say that North Springs High School has been a great benefit for the learning of my daughter. She is taking many honors classes and is being taught side by side with the teachers. All of the students are very nice, and the campus is a safe and clean enviorment!

- submitted by a student
August 25, 2006
The environment at NSHS is good and safe. The curriculum is diverse, though block scheduling is ending. The instruction is sometimes excellent, sometimes disinterested and CYA inspired. It is unclear why GHSGT rates for Math and Science are high, but low on EOCT. My child struggled to meet the classroom requirements in those two areas, but his EOCT scores were excellent. If you have a child with special needs (my older child is bipolar), don't go there. Both my kids are gifted visual artists, but not in Art Magnet. The PTSA collects dues, politically insular, does not reach out to parents; the leadership homogenous. The principal is somewhat new to school, great personality, sharp leader, progressive minded, tough exterior, but magnanimous spirit. The school is nice, though located in a cultureless, incorporated city.

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February 09, 2006
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August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 20, 2005
As someone who transferred from a small high school, North Springs was quite an adjustment. But after many months of attendance, I rather enjoy it. The curriculum taught is top-notch (even if there are a few poor teachers, but this is to be expected) and the teachers are friendly and care about the students. However, there are a few problems. For one, discipline seems to be selectivley enforced. Some teachers set up strict guidelines, but many times the faculty has dropped the ball with kids roaming the halls during class time and disrespecting peers and teachers. Also, the administration seemingly does not care about extracurricular activity outside of a few major programs and athletics. Lack of funding causes a few clubs to dissolve. Often times events will go by unannounced. Aside from these issues, if you are looking for a school with an array of quality classes, North Springs is your school.

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2004
November 1,2004 : My daughter is a senior. From the first day of school I've been impressed with North Springs. The school is clean, the Teachers are Great!!! If you need help with your classes they will come in early and tutor you and also stay afterschool. Dr.Vergueson is a Great Leader if you have a problem she will try her best to get to the source .She's fair and she handles problems in a confidential manner. I Salute You North Springs for being A Great School.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
North Springs is an academically excellent school. I have two students who are currently attending. The teachers work with the students not only in the class but also outside of the class sponsoring numerous clubs and helping students find meaningful internships and mentor. The performing arts magnet performs exceptional shows. Numerous art students have thier artwork exhibited in places of prominance outside the school. The Math/Science Students have won numerous awards at national levels. The breadth of sports, clubs and afterschool activities is truly impressive. The students are very involved in all aspects of the school. The students have a great community services record. Many of the students were recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Awards. A really great school!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
As a parent of a 9th grade student who had attended private school from 1st grade we are very impressed with North Springs High School. The curriculum is academically challenging, the opportunities both academically, sports and school clubs are immense. The student body is diverse representing many countries and the students are intelligent, well-mannered and welcoming. A great place for students to continue a life-long enjoyment of higher education.

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February 20, 2004
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August 26, 2003
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North Springs High School
7447 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA  30328
(770) 551-2490
Last modified North Springs High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Springs High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top