55 out of 10GreatSchools

North Shore Elementary School

Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 360


North Shore Elementary School
200 35th Avenue Northeast
Saint Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 893-2181
North Shore Elementary School is located in Saint Petersburg, FL and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
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Black, non-Hispanic
Native American or Native Alaskan

Reviews10 Reviews

Several of my child's teachers yell at students, front office staff is rude and lazy, applications and paperwork are misplaced without apologies. Kids don't get any free-time to interact but are loaded with homework they don't understand. Communication from teachers is minimal. Take a stroll at the school-property and you can sense the bad atmosphere and vibe at this school. Not a conductive and positive learning environment.This is a D school at best.
My daughter started kindergarten this year and loves North Shore. It's a great community and a very high involvement from the principal Mrs Dawson. I would highly reccomnd this elementary school to anybody within its district.
Our son is in Kindergarten this year and we really love the school. Small campus with lovely brick architecture, founded in 1927, the teachers are lovely and care for the kids and the staff encourages the teachers to really know each student and challenge or inspire them in ways that work for their learning and growth. Ms Dawson, the principal, seems a great leader; both strong and kind. We ride bikes to school. It's nice. This "3 of 10" rating is so odd. Clearly not based on the reality of the school. We recommend it!
I'm the mother of a 4 and a 6 year old. We moved here last August, too late to even have the option of applying to magnet schools.So with some trepidation we put our son in kindergarten at North Shore. Many of our new neighbors indicated surprise, shock even, that we would put him there.We were pleasantly surprised. His teacher was wonderful, the principal and vice principal were as well. Cooper Dawson, the principal knows every child by name and seems to manage her faculty very well too. There are a lot of teachers who have their own children in the school as well. I'd be lying if I told you that it was perfect. It's not, but I think it's getting better every year.We had the option to send our son to Ridgecrest in Largo for the gifted program, but instead opted to keep him local. Riding bikes to school just seemed the better option than 2 hours a day on the bus. There are some students that are wild and undisciplined, for the most part this behavior is dealt with swiftly.We are moving to New Hampshire next week, else I would be leading the charge to try to get neighborhood kids back in the school. With a broader base of involved parents and motivated students, the school only stands to get better.And my husband and I both disagree heartily with the D rating. I think it should be updated. it doesn't feel like a D school.Good luck!!
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