Unlike the previous review, I found the registration process easy as long as the proper documents were brought to the school. I was impressed and found it comforting that the school was very strict as to the documents that were accepted for enrollment - the school runs a tight ship. Appointment process was easy. Great school with a hands on principal.
The staff are completely clueless and unorganize . I was getting my daughter register in this school.Everything that was needed to be done for her registration Ive tooken care of it. As I came to the school to give The lady all of my documentation . she tells me I'm missing something ,so I said ok I'll have what you need from me tomorrow .I came back up to the school the next day to see the lady again and she tells me great this is what I needed now I need something from you . This paperwork u gave me isn't right . From their It begins to be a problem because you'll assign me to a certain task but then wait till the next day to mention something else wrong .Instead of telling me all the errors in my documentation while I'm their. she made it so hard for me to register my child in.At the end of the day she should do everything it take to make my daughter get in school and get her education . Instead of slowing the process ..The staff is horrible. I would ask for a certain person to speak with they always say this person hasn't made it in yet. I'll ask well when we'll they'll be here , they mention they don't know . School opens at 7:00 am everybody that works in this school should be here all at the same time .Mostly everything I ask from this staff has been i don't know or I'm not sure .
My daughter received a schedule change and was plucked from a solid, effective teacher's class only to end up with the most awful teacher we have ever encountered. I use the term "teacher" loosely, here. This individual was a sponsor for an extracurricular activity at the school, and it was clear that this club was her priority. Teaching the AP class clearly was not. My daughter's class received few reading and writing assignments, unlike the other AP classes. Instead, the teacher gave one writing assignment (yes, one) and gave lots of vocabulary tests. She told my daughter's class that, if they made a B in the class, that they should be glad because a B was "gold." She frequently told the students she was very busy, thus, she did not have time to respond to parents' emails. Being in this individual's class cost our daughter a year in which she could have been prepared for college. To top it off, an administrator told parents that this teacher was one of the school's "very best teachers." To be fair, we have encountered a few good teachers at North Springs. We have had our share of average to poor ones at the school, but this individual took the cake. The school year could not end fast enough. Other issues include messing up students' schedules. We have set up our daughter's schedule at year's end only to have the schedule messed up with our daughter being taken out of honors classes and placed in on level classes. It is never the other way around. Is it that students are systematically being taken out of honors/AP classes to make room for preferred students? I have no idea, but North Springs has been a disappointment for this family. Consider sending your children elsewhere.
My daughter attended North Springs and it was by far one of the most unorganized schools she's attended. We couldn't wait for the year to end. On a side note I found the staff and administration to be extremely unprofessional.
My daughter attended 9th grade here and I must say it was horrible! She had two teachers if I'm honest. Most of her teachers were not concerned about her education at all. The administration was extremely unprofessional, unorganized and at times down right mean. Even when we were trying to transfer the front office couldn't get her paperwork ready in a timely fashion. It took North Springs over a month to get her paperwork together. I don't recommend this school at all. If you can afford it, put your child in private school or don't move to this district at all.
My son loves going to north springs & the new principle is making north springs even better . I don't understand why some parents talk bad about north springs when they don't even know nothing about the school
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.
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.