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Northside Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 172 students

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Posted April 21, 2014

Northside Elementary has such and amazing group of teachers and staff that truly cares about each and every child--as an individual, not just a student. The students are challenged to excel academically, and the teachers go above and beyond to help them reach those goals. Each person that works or volunteers at Northside is dedicated to helping these kids become outstanding citizens. We are blessed to have Northside Elementary in our community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2014

The staff a Northside is exceptional. They go above and beyond in many ways. As a result of their efforts, the school has been the recipient of many accolades for student academic performance. In addition, due to staff efforts the students have benefited from grants for technology and other funding that has been of significant benefit to the students. The environment at the school is nurturing, as well as academically challenging. There are numerous opportunities for extracurricular activities and parents are highly encouraged to be active participants within the school and their child's education. The staff cares a great deal about the work that they do and they show individualized attention to each student. I couldn't really ask for more from an elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2014

Northside Elementary is a small country school, with a big heart! Our community is very involved in helping make Northside a special place to learn. The teachers truly care about their students, and want to make sure they receive the best education possible. We also have very involved parents and PTO members, who help make Northside the special place it is. Our school is one of the top elementary schools in Idaho for its test scores. This does not happen by accident. It takes hard work to make sure every student is given the opportunity to learn and understand how important a great education is. Please consider our school as one of your winners! Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

This is a one of a kind school..it is like one large family. We adopted our 4th grader from Kazakhstan 3 years ago and she didn't speak any English. The whole school embraced her and she was speaking clear English within 3 months and is now thriving at the school. My other kids love the school and are thriving there too. We are so lucky to have this magical school in our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Northside Elementary is an incredible school. The staff creates an enthusiastic environment that encourages the children to grow through education and citizenship. The students are challenged to take pride in themselves and their school. We are so lucky to have Northside Elementary in our community because it's a school that cares so much about each and every student that walks through it's doors!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I,m a proud parent of Northside School!! Our school is part of a small community with a big heart, great staff, and most of all great students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

We have such a great staff who really care about our kids. The kids and their families are so supportive and really come out for all of our programs. We are a country school who has been around for generations-a real community of people helping people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Because it is a small country school and very close communtity. The teachers really care about all the students, it's like one big happy family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

We love the nuturing learning experience my child gets at this school. Every person in this school cares about how my child will affect the world when he leaves their school. They want him to make good decisions, think before he acts and be kind to his fellow classmates and teachers. You couldn't ask for more from a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Northside is a wonderful school--everyone knows everyone. If there is a family, child, or individual in need are small community reaches out to help. My son has been going to Northside since 1st grade and we will be purchasing a home to stay in the community for my youngest child's elementary years as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Northside is such a gift to our community. The school goes beyond the call to teach our children; it's a support sytem for our whole community. It brings everyone together in so many ways. This school provides basic amenities to children whose families are doing all they can to just survive. The staff is wonderful and so personable. This school is really the heart of our community in so many ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Northside Elementary is made up of the kindest, most dedicated staff, volunteers, supporters, and students. It is a close-knit body of students who are respectful and caring toward one another; where the teachers/staff truly care about each and every child that walks through those doors. There's no place else I'd rather my children obtain their primary education. I am also proud to say that my children are the 4th generation in our family to be attending Northside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Northside is not just a school, it is a family. Students are treated with respect, and the teachers and peers command that same respect in return. Students are held accountable for their actions (good and bad) Reflection (how should I have done X differently?) is an important learning tool that is taught right at the beginning in Kindergarten. Northside is an incredible place for learning. We are proud to be a Northside family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers and staff are excellent at their jobs. They work as a family and care about all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My children love Northside, as did I when I was a student. The principle is very caring and involved, and the teachers make learning fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Why do you love Northside Elementary School? Committed teachers and staff that rise above 'no child left behind!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The staff is great and my daughter loves going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Northside is not just a school it is a community. It provides children with a quality education in a caring invironment. The little school with the BIG heart has proven itself with its consistant growth in test scores. Every effort is made to meet all the childrens needs. The Northside staff becomes an extension of your family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

We went from homeschooling to our first year in public school at Northside Elementary. The children have made the transition beautifully due to the caring environment and excellent staff. The school is truly an extension of the values we uphold in our own home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The staff treat every student as if they were their own!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 80% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

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Math

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

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Hispanicn/a
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Reading

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female100%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 78%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 16%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Top Fourth Elementary School in Idaho (2013)
  • Five Star School (2013)
  • Five Star School (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Smile Train (2012)
  • Smile Train (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Drum line

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:10 am
School Leader's name
  • Perky Smith-Hagadone
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (208) 255-2944

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Environmental
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Skiing
  • Volleyball
  • cross country skiing
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Skiing
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • cross country skiing

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Drum line
  • Gardening
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Sandpoint Middle School
Sandpoint High School
Clark Fork High School
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7881 Colburn-Culver Rd
Sandpoint, ID 83864
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Phone: (208) 263-2734

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