North Shore Elementary School

765 North Stanfield Cutoff, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-7501
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 501 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

48%
48%
56%
55%
60%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bear Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
42%
46%
55%
62%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bear Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
59%
65%
56%
63%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bear Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
55%
60%
56%
60%
65%
46%
59%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bear Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
68%
60%
78%
63%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bear Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Shore Elementary School is a public middle school in Fawnskin. The principal of North Shore Elementary School is Kevin Amburgey, who can be contacted at kevin_amburgey@bearvalleyusd.org. 501 children attend North Shore Elementary School and identify as Unspecified; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 21% of the North Shore Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 501 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at North Shore Elementary School is 19:1. Big Bear Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 6% 0.8%
White, non-Hispanic 53% 67%
Hispanic 36% 27%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 2%
Filipino 0.2% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 53%
Limited English proficiency 21% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my sons last year here as he is in 6th grade. We will miss it dearly.

  • (3 years ago)

    Principal plays to clique favorites. Small town groupies rule. Bathrooms are filthy routinely. PE classes are rare. Core curriculum is basic emphasizing rote learning. Socialization dictated by the most rude children. Teachers do not engage with students one on one. My child was given a failing grade. She took the STAR test and scored 85 - 100% in the same subject they were failing her at.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are truly awesome and the admin. staff are patient and helpful every day.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am mostly impressed by the dedication and hard work of all the teachers. They take their work very seriously and work on their off times more than other teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. Many extra programs for the kids. There are lots of music programs plays talent show etc. Each teacher my children have had has been really receptive to talking with me about my kids and has put in great effort to teach my kids. The teachers are quality people in a good working environment. The more you involve yourself at the school the more knowledgeable you will be as a parent. North Shore welcomes and encourages parental involvement. My kids love their school and I am extremely pleased with it as is my husband.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school! They offer a large amount of activities in the arts areas including a wonderful music program (strings and choruses!) The teachers and support staff go over and above to insure that all students succeed. Parent involvment is greatly encouraged though not many participate. The principal is welcoming encouraging and a good disciplinary guy. The location is awesome right next to the lake! Much of the curriculum is connected to the history of Big Bear and the surrounding area which is a wonderful experience for the kids. Overall it is a wonderful school and highly regarded in this district.

  • (8 years ago)

    I do not like this school. Academically it is so so. Teachers are so so. There are some good ones mixed in though. Principal does not follow through with teacher issues. No support for unique family situations. Overall I give them one star.

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall I like this school. The quality of the academic programs is under where I believe it should be but I believe that is due more to parental involvement than the school's lack of trying. I do feel that the children are safe at the school and that most of the staff tries very hard to help the children excell.

  • (11 years ago)

    My two children have been here two years from 1-2 and from 3-4. I rate this school above LA county and am unsure why its rating is so low. The teachers are great we are allowed to help in class any time we want both are kids are straight A's and are very happy there its tough to leave the area.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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