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1601 Palos Street
Athens, TN 37303

(423) 745-4210
(423) 745-9306
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April 22, 2013
This is the best elementary school in the area! The teachers and staff are wonderful with the kids, the after school program is incredible! The clubs that are at this school help to teach the children not only book knowledge, but life skills. Skills including social skills, anti-bullying and that being kind to others is first and foremost.

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May 24, 2011
the new principal is amazing she is very kid friendly i love her ms Owens has been here the last 2 years she took over Mr. Harrisons job.

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December 02, 2009
The teachers here are way above caring. My daughter was an A or AB student at this school we moved and the teachers still keep in touch with her. They always tell her if she needs help just let them know. Even though she isn't there they are willing to meet with her after school on there own time to help her out. The principle is vey warming and is always there for you. They all treat you like you are family. I have never had a problem there. They keep in touch with you on a daily basis threw there planners. I am just sorry that my daughter had to leave she is now making Cs and Ds at her new school and there isn't much organization at her new school. Thank God for the teachers and principle they are Great.

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August 11, 2009
my daughter loves to go to school, what more can I say! Her T-Cap scores are above adverage!

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January 28, 2009
I am very surprised to read these reveiws. My son is in 4th grade at North City this year. We love everything about this school. Yes Mrs Harrison is a little strict. To me she just expects a lot for the children, but it isn't anything more than I would expect from my child. She really cares about every child in the school. The extra class teachers are also wonderful. My son and I are looking forward to 2 more years here. Also, the school is very focused on getting the family involved with your childs education. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK NORTH CITY... Proud to say that my child goes there.

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November 02, 2007
I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when I read the parent reviews. Two of my children attended North City and I was relieved when they went on to the Jr. High. The principal treated the children poorly and was not much better with the parents. Teachers were OK, but the negative atmoshphere created by the administration seemed to affect both students and teachers.

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August 12, 2007
I must agree with one of the other reviews that was given, the principal is not very as you would say child friendly and easy to get along with. It really doesn't seem like a very good learning environment. Normally my child loves school and refuses to miss unless she is extremely sick, but since she has went to North City, she really would rather stay home than to go. Explain this!!!

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July 02, 2007
Principal leadership at this school is comedic at best. Disciplinary problems are handled in an arbitrary manner and often put bullied children at greater risk. With the exception of a few fine teachers, the staff is generally lax and only concerned with TCAP results and bonuses. I have removed my children.

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December 12, 2005
North City appears to be a good school, but I have a problem with the administration. My child seems to be constantly under undue stress and the principal seems to drive this stress with the students. She is hostile with the children and lacks sincerity with concerned parents. When you enter the principal's office, she, as well as her office staff make you feel unwelcome. The teachers and special help areas are overall good despite the administration.

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April 10, 2005
Two of my children have attended NCS. It has a top notch reading program and intramural opportunities. Math is steadily improving. The arts programs are exciting to the students but need more funding. The school promotes community involvement and personal responsibility. Under the new administration there have been more opportunities for extra-cirricular involvement for students and families. The school seems to promote medication in lieu of innovative teaching methods for special needs children and was very resistant to the idea of a 504 plan for my child. I am not please with admin that knows what my child needs more than I do. Furthermore, the school promotes accountability for its students but in my experience, not with the teacher thus creating a loss of leading by example. Daily communication in reference to behavior is impossible. Most of the teachers are wonderful and the school is cheery and clean!

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North City Elementary School
1601 Palos Street, Athens, TN  37303
(423) 745-4210
Last modified North City Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 3-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North City Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top