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PK-6
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Minot Afb, ND
Students enrolled: 319
 

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101 C St
Minot Afb, ND 58704

(701) 727-3320
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March 02, 2015
I really did want to like this school when I enrolled my son as a second grader and he was very excited to go to school there, but it turned out to be horrible experience for my child. My son has a SPD and mild ADHD and instead of working with me and communicating with me when he was struggling, his second grade teacher labeled him as a problem child and didn't do anything to try to help him. The aide in the classroom would not allow him to sit at the same table as her when she was leading small groups. One of the third grade teachers even went so far as to tell my child he smelled bad in front of a class. I tried talking to the principal about my concerns and he laughed in my face. The only time he took my husband or myself seriously was when we threatened to hire a lawyer. The only reason I am giving this school two stars is because the teacher who runs the Title One Look alike Program is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
I have been nothing but please since our kids started attending NP. When we moved here my oldest was in second and was enrolled at Dakota. He had a great teacher in Mrs. Heilman but I did not like the overall climate of the school, more specifically the principal. The following year when his sister began kindergarten we switched them to North Plains. Four years later and three kids in NP we will be leaving in a little over a week and will miss this school and the staff greatly. Mr. Strand is a wonderful principal, Ms. Michelle in the office and all of the teachers the kids have had, Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Melton, Mrs. Godejohn, Ms. Korzun; Ms. Thorlaksen and Mrs. Ditmars have been AMAZING. If you are moving to Minot AFB and are able to choose which elementary school on base to send your child to, choose NP you won't regret it!

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2012
rampant bullying. teachers seem to not care. only seem to care about test scores and nothing else. i have talked to the teachers, counselors, and principal numerous times. nothing is being done. my child will not go to this school next year.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2012
I have one good thing to say about this school: It's on an Air Force Base. That's all. The teachers are guilty of blacklisting children. I've experienced very negative attitudes/personalities. and am glad to say they won't be exposing anyone from my family to their foolishness again. Children deserve to feel like they belong in class and not like they're a pain to the teacher. This is not what mine experienced.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2010
I had a kindergartener last year and was so comfortable knowing he was in great hands. The school is top notch from the principal to the office staff to the incredible teachers. I could not ask for a better safer environment for my child. What a great feeling!!! Sure wish we could be here long enough for my middle one to get to attend school there!

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2010
North Plains has both good teachers and great teachers. They are always coming up with ways to make their school better. They accept new students with open arms. The principal is always visible. The kids respect him but do not fear him. He is one of the best principals I've seen. The counselor participates in every classroom like every other week, in extracurricular activities and in individual student lives. The secretary is great, too! This school cares about its kids.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2009
My children go to North Plains and I love the staff there. What a great school.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2006
This is a wonderful school full of caring teachers & staff. The PTA does a tremendous job at fullfilling all the schools extra needs & holding fun events for the students. No other elementary school can compare to the outstanding dedication that each student receives!

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2005
The teacher and parent relationships are very tight in working together to keep the school its number one priority. My kids love the small classes and one on one relationship with their teachers

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March 21, 2005
I think this is an excellent school with a great atmosphere and curriculum Everyone is very friendly and supportive and the kids feel safe and enjoy going to school. They have music and gym time. There has been a lot of parent involvement at this school as well.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2005
We have kids that attended NP from 97-01. They've been to 2 different bases since and haven't found a school with teachers as good or a school as involved as North Plains. Aside from the principal, NP is a great school!

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2004
North Plains has an excellent staff - including Mr. Strand, the principal, the teachers, the cafeteria staff, and the custodial staff. Everyone models a caring attitude towards the students and academic excellence!

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2003
Outstanding teachers at this school. They have high expectations and their grading scale shows it - 94-100% is an A 87-93% is a B, 80-86 C and 73 - 79 is D. Active parent volunteer group.

- submitted by a community member

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North Plains Elementary School
101 C St, Minot Afb, ND  58704
(701) 727-3320
Last modified North Plains Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Plains Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top