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PK-5
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Katy, TX
Students enrolled: 588

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20500 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX 77450

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(281) 237-5500
(281) 644-1566
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February 04, 2014
AWESOME!!!! All three of my children went to NCE. Great teachers, environment, administration. We moved to this neighborhood so that we would be zoned to this elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2013
I am absolutely impressed with every aspect of this school. The teachers and staff go a long way every day to bring out the very best in all of their students, not just academically, but socially, as well. Like many other families, we did our research and moved to Katy for the excellent schools, and I knew my kids would receive a high quality education regardless of which campus they attended. But, I never expected to find a public school in any district where the teachers and staff would care so much and do so much to make sure my children are successful and self-confident. When they get on the bus every morning, I don't feel like I'm sending them out into a cold, harsh world. Another parent commented that NCE is a wonderful place for children to grow up and learn. I wholeheartedly agree and could not be more thrilled for my kids that they are happy to go to school each day and they're happy when they get home. I highly recommend NCE to any family looking at schools in Katy. You will love it.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
This school is so impressive, we feel like we truly won the lottery in having stumbled upon it. The campus is so small, it has the atmosphere and tight knot feeling of community you may have thought only existed in a private school environment. As an Ivy League educated physician and parent, I am more then impressed with the education my daughter is receiving and am equally impressed by the Gifted and Talented program at this campus as well. My children enjoy classes in Art and Music and they have a 5th grade Aeropace program as well. There is a high level of parent involvement and everyone looks out for one another and one another's children. We have attended musicals and special events and you can tell how much each and every teacher lives working at th school. They are happy and the kids are happy. It honestly seems too goo to be true. We will be very sad once our kids leave NCE. It has been an absolutely wonderful experience. Many of these parents move on I MPJH. So we hope this is a good sign of what we can expect from that CPUs.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2013
Very pleased with this neighborhood school. The staff that cares about the children and want to see the kids succeed. The parent involvement, along side with the teachers goes hand and hand at this school, the teaches seem to go out of their way to help with the students. I can't say enough about how good this school is. I am proud to say that my child goes to NCE!!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2012
Great Great school . No complaints .. my son has been attending this school for the past 2 years. The front office, teachers are SO Nice. cant praise them enough for all that they do. The communication is very good and a very nice PTA. I am very happy with it.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
What a wonderful school for our kids! Great familes, staff and students. We love this school! Our kids have done very well here. The staff and PTA are very organized. Great Leadership at NCE! Family Oriented and friendly. Our children love their school and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Proud to be a part of this Family!!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2010
If I could give more than 5 starsI would I love this school my daugther is in kinder and we love it the kinder teachers take time with the kids we look foward to next year at the best elem school in katy NCE

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2010
As a parent of 3 who moved to katy from Round Rock near Austin, we have been disappointed with this school. The front office staff is generally rude. We have had problems with the teachers and the administration has not been helpful in the situations. Their grading policies are highly subjective to the teacher's whims and we have been given no answers to examples of actual grades based on work. Our child is GT and that has been the one saving grace. His GT teacher is incredible. Overall, this school's staff thinks they are better than they are. I would keep looking if we were moving again.

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July 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2009
My daughter attended Nottingham Country last year, it is absolutely the best school ! The teachers are caring professionals and the office staff was always courteous. It is truly a wonderful and nurturing environment. I miss it!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
Academically, NCE is beyond outstanding. The climate, however, has significantly changed in the last two years. When my daughter, who is now a sophomore at Taylor, was at Nottingham, parent volunteers were everywhere. The halls were happy and inviting. The school was exemplary every year. My children excelled emotionally, socially, and academically. The teachers remain outstanding, but the welcoming feel is gone. I would love to have it back!!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
My child has autism and we have struggled with his schools and placement since he was three. I had been in a different KISD school, but he was not successful. A friend at another website recommended Nottingham because the teachers and special ed staff and the principal are very forward thinking. They understand students with autism and work so amazingly with them and with parents. In the time he started there to now he has made amazing progress. I never imagined he would do so great. The teachers and staff are to get full credit for this. The principal really knows all of the children well and talks to them all the time. She loves the kids and they know it. She and the staff are even mentors to kids!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
My husband was transferred to Katy by his company and we had been attending a private school. We thought the children were getting an excellent education there, but when we came to Nottingham, our son and daughter were very far behind in their studies. The teachers worked long hours trying to help catch them up to the other students. The principal was happy to meet with us and provide suggestions. She cared very much about the children and their success and feelings. I can't say enough good things about this school and the amazing teachers. This is a wonderful place to grow up and learn. The staff love and care about all of the kids and the kids really know it.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2007
My daughter just finished Kindergarten at NCE. What a fantastic experience for her! She had an excellent first-year teacher who made every child in the class feel special and valued. The Kinder program is extremely 'busy' and I do not mean busy work; it may seem like it at first but you soon realize that there is a reason for everything they do. The Kinder team teachers work very hard at making sure our children are learning what they need to know in terms of reading, writing, math and so much more. It was an adjustment at first, as all things are, but my daughter picked up on the well thought out routine quickly and is excited about and ready for first grade. The entire staff at NCE should be commended for their hard work and dedication to the education our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
Our children have been to 3 other KISD Schools, due to re-zoning and then we moved. I have to say that NCE is the best school we have attended. They were behind at first, but with us working with them, along with the excellent teaching staff, they caught up and did well. All their test scores increased during their time at NCE. Our youngest is a 5th grader, unfortunately no longer at NCE, although I wish we were still there - She definitely does not have the homework our older daughter had while at NCE - which concerns me a great deal, since I know what Jr. High requires. I do not think our new school is as good as NCE, even though it is rated highly. In my opinion, NCE is by far one of the best Elementary Schools in KISD.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
The education that a child receives in Katy ISD far exceeds other school districts and truly prepares the child for academic success in college. NCE is a Great school! The parent and community support at NCE is outstanding. NCE has a wonderful staff who truly work hard and care about the students. The Aerospace program at NCE is absolutely fantastic. Thanks NCE for 25 wonderful years!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
My children attended Nottingham for one year when we moved from Kansas. My children were behind. School was very TAKS oriented and did not realize my 3rd grade son did not learn cursive handwriting. It was disappointing. Principal was an administrator who was not concerned with my childrens adjustment to the move or their well being only the effect the would have on TAKS and

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
Such an amazing school! You will not be disappointed if you send you child here.

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May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
The academic program in Katy ISD is the most outstanding anywhere in the area. It is like receiving a private school education for public school taxes. What an added property value. Given that all KISD campuses are well above average, what distinguishes the individual schools for greatness is the atmosphere and the environment of the campus. Nottingham Country is a loving and caring place that nurtrues all children to succeed. Whether they are welcoming the over 80 Katrina victims their school enrolled or meeting the individual needs of the many foreign students or just encouraging the 'average' child - Nottingham staff consistently show they care. The parents and community are highly involved in the school. It is obvious that not only is learning going on, but students are being taught lifelong skills such as character and compassion. You could not find a better school, in my opinion. NCE is amazing!

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February 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2006
I have wanted to share my thoughts on NCE for the past three years that my son has attended there. The teachers impress me so much because they constantly encourage and enable my involvement, even though I'm a two income household, they make it easy for me to stay up to date and as involved as I want to be. My son has soured academically and went from barely being able to read to making 100% in all reading/writing related documents. They have a wonderful program for children that are struggling with reading called REACH. They have a great after school art program that our son loves also. If you go up to the school at lunch time you see several dozen parents joining their children for lunch each day. You rest that assured your child is in good loving hands at NCE!!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2005
NCE is a wonderful environment for children to grow up in. The faculty is very stable - there is not much turnover. This means the students have excellent continuity of instruction and teachers that are committed to them. Parents are very welcomed at the school. NCE is a school where children come first. I am very happy that we live in this attendance zone. We wanted to move into a larger home, but we would only shop for houses in the NCE area, because it is such a special school.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
NCE is good, average and above depending who you speak with. It has positive and not so positive aspects. The goal of the principal is to do the best for our children. Ms. Russell seems to do her best with what she can do. She is supportive of her staff first, and then the children and last the parents. The staff is friendly. The state ( I assume) has put alot of pressure on the school to rate high in the TASK program. Alot of time is focused preparing the children for these test that the basics are rushed through. The security has improved to the point it is hard to enter a public school to be involved in your childs education. ( partially due to the times) I feel any school is as great as what you put into your child's education. NCE teachers can be greatful parents care, some do/don't.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
Well run school with good administration and K-3 instructors. Grades 4-5 not as impressive. Teachers in these 2 grades seem to be under pressure to prepare students for state standardized testing rather than reinforcing basics and covering material needed to prepare for higher grade levels. However the majority of all teachers seem genuinely interested in the education and well-being ot their students. There many volunteers-probably too many. Often it appears the majority are more interested in promoting the advancement and popularity of their child rather than the improvement of the school. If parents want to volunteer, keep them out of their child's grade and let them help in another area. G/T program promotes (whether unintentionally or intentionally)an elitist attitude among children in program. Acceptance into the program is suspect. Too often children are sons/daughters of KISD employees or PTA office and volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
Although the education is good in the primary grades, it lacks in the intermediate grades. The math and english instruction are very poor in the fifth grade. The students go on to junior high lacking the skills they need in these areas. There is too much parental involvement to the point of arrogance,obnoxiousness, and favortism for their kids only. It seems to be through the years over and over the same group of parents. Other 'normal' parents are sick of it. The aero space program and safety patrols is a joke. Children with straight a's and good behavior all through school don't make the program but over involved parents that have gifted kids with behavior problems and children with poor grades do. The irony is kids in Spec. Ed. Receive less help and money than those in the gifted program and most of the teachers kids are in the gifted program.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2004
NCE is a very organized elementary school. The teachers and staff are nice, caring, and generous. My child feels comfortable at school and he is improving his academic skills very quickly. Thanks!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2004
Nottingham offers a positive, stimulataing environment. The staff are very positive in attitude, which encourages positive attitudes in students. The school is clean and well-maintained. The primary focus, appropriately, is on academic achievement, not just spending time at school. NCE offers students the opportunity to excel on an individual basis. Teachers motivate the students by making learning fun, by getting students involved in the community, and by showing them that volunteering is fun. Parent volunteers abound at the school. There is not, in my opinion, a better school anywhere.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2004
I have found that Nottingham Country has lived up to its reputation of being a very academically focused school. In have found, in comparing NCE with other schools where our friends' children attend, that our child is receiving a much more challenging and acedmically focused education. She is expected to work and to learn at a higher level than children at other schools. This is an important strength for NCE, as a good foundation creates future success.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2004
Our school has a terrific staff. The principal sets the tone for the students and staff. She is very high energy, shows everyone a happy outlook and expects her staff to do the same. Students love to hug her and to tell her all about their accomplishments. The teachers, staff, and administration all work together to make a difference in children's lives. I really get the feeling that everyone cares about the quality of education at Nottingham as well as about the individual child. The families who attend NCE are great and I want my children to attend school with children whose families have values like mine. This school is the best, from top to bottom!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2004
I always thought I would homeschool my children, but when the time came for my oldest child to start school we decided to enroll our son in public school. After meeting the teacher and being at the school, I knew our son was in the best environment of learning that we could provide for him. When you walk in the school you truly can feel the warmth and love like no other school I have ever been in. The teachers are all friendly and you can tell they love the kids and they love their job. My sons both love their teachers, their friends and going to school and I must admit; I love being at their school too.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2004
I have three children that have attended NCE. My oldest is in high school now and the other two are at NCE. I am always impressed by the teachers my children have each year. They care about the students and are wonderful teachers. Our 5th graders have the opportunity to be involved in 'aerospace'. This is a wonderful after school program that has been here at NCE for 10 years. Mr. Krauklis (one of the 5th grade teachers) has worked with aerospace since the beginning and makes the program what it is. NCE has the best of everything!

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September 24, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
September 21, 2004
The teachers are great and the instruction that goes on is second to done. But more importantly, when I go into the school, I am always greeted with such warmth and geniune kindness. The principal and her secretary are always smiling and eager to help or just say hello. My children feel very happy at school and I can honestly say that I feel the same way upon entering the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2004
The front office is the friendliest group anywhere! My son attended NCE and my daughter still does. The teachers are phenomenal. The caring environment, the instructional focus, and the extra mile the entire staff go to are beyond compare. NCE is the best anywhere!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2004
I love to come to work every day. The kids are the best, the teachers are amazing, and the staff is lovely. I can't wait to get to work every day, because I know this is the best school anywhere! My own children are in high school, college, and medical school - and I wish they could have attended Nottingham Country. The environment here is very caring and nurturing. Children really DO come first here!

- submitted by a staff
September 01, 2004
I am very happy that my son goes to NCE. The school is always full of parent volunteers and the students are happy. It is a good place to learn and a caring place to grow up.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My son has started this school one year ago after a very bad year at another school. I have never seen a place better than this school in my entire life. This school has very intelligent, gifted principal and wonderful teachers. They teach very well and care [about the] social [and] emotional needs of kids. I am very proud of my school.

- submitted by a parent
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Nottingham Country Elementary School
20500 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy, TX  77450
(281) 237-5500
Last modified Nottingham Country Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nottingham Country Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top