Northgate was a dismal experience for my child. She was bullied and staff made no effort to remedy the problem - even after it was brought to their attention. The kids at that school are apparently not taught the basics of respecting other individuals. There were a couple good teachers that my daughter had, but overall, teaching efforts were targeted to the lowest common denominator. My child entered middle school all excited about learning, and her experience at Northgate beat that right out of her. We're having to do a whole lot of work to undo the damage inflicted by her year at Northgate. I am most unhappy. I used to be a big proponent of public schools, but no more based on this experience. Public schools, starting with Northgate, should be dismantled and parents given vouchers to enable them to send their kids to schools of their choice. We're lucky because we can afford to take my daughter out of Northgate and send her to a private school - which she will be attending next year. I really feel for the parents of kids who don't have similar resources and who are stuck in that school.
I loved this school! I attended Northgate from 2005-2008 and have met the nicest people there. The teachers are there after school to help you and I was prepared for high school this year.
This school is horrible. The diversity isnt there. I have a biracial child that got teased and made fun of because he was different what are we teaching kids.
A progressive area school. This is a well-run, friendly, family-style school which provides a steady atmosphere for kids at a sensitive juncture in their lives. We had all three of our children attend 6-8th here. A very competent and effective administration and counseling staff make this a wonderful place for parents who want to join in their students' experience. There is a strong parent involvement and community spirit reverberating throught the halls of Northgate. Our children developed socially in leaps and bounds through their years here. Developing life-long friendships seemed easy in the bright, welcoming environment. The faculty was friendly, attentive, and open. We met regularly with our kids' teachers and they always seemed appreciative for the involvement. The teachers seemed to have a good rapport with the students and the parent-student-teacher relationship was strong.
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