School Details

North Bay Elementary School

1825 Popp's Ferry Rd, Biloxi, MS 39532
(228) 435-6166
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 698 students 13 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

87%
76%
59%
92%
83%
67%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Biloxi Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
72%
59%
84%
81%
69%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
97%
95%
89%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Biloxi Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
80%
59%
87%
82%
64%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
85%
80%
63%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Biloxi Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Bay Elementary School is a public elementary school in Biloxi. 698 students attend North Bay Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 56% of the 698 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at North Bay Elementary School is 13:1. Cedar Lake Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 50%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 37%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.04%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I moved to this school district and out of Ocean Springs because it is a blue ribbon school and I heard so much positive comments about North Bay. I am pleased with this school. I actually love the later start of 830 I work 9-5 so it is perfect for parents with normal business hours. I am very happy with the staff and the education my daughter has received. She is at the top of the CAT scores! I would definitely recommend this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    As a new resident to the MS Coast I am SO HAPPY to have my child enrolled at North Bay. The faculty is wonderful and the my child has had an easy transition from another state. Thank you North Bay I look forward to the year ahead.

  • (4 years ago)

    I cannot put into words how truly happy we are with the staff and overall atmosphere at North Bay. We moved here this past summer and were shocked at the conditions of the school district we reside in. For four weeks we searched for another alternative. When we found North Bay we were thrilled. Since we live outside the district we pay tuition to attend this school. It is more than worth it! It is a place where learning is enjoyable and creativity is encouraged. The principal is spectacular and the staff wonderful. We couldn't be happier.

  • (5 years ago)

    North Bay Elementary School is filled with wonderful and diligent teachers who are there to bring the light of education and critical thinking skills to children of all backgrounds and needs. It is truly a joy to know that all three of our children have attended this elementary school and are going on to lead brilliant lives fully prepared for the world.

  • (5 years ago)

    North Bay has a very dedicated staff teachers cleaning crew and assistants. They all work together to make an awesome elementary school!

  • (7 years ago)

    We love north bay elementary we purchased a house in the north bay school district just so our 6yr could attend there. We have nothing bad to say we love the school and facilty.

  • (8 years ago)

    School hours do pose a problem but other than that I have enjoyed working with the teachers and the principal with what ever issue I have dealing with my children. My two have been at NBE for 2 yrs and my husbands children just started after Christmas this year. The staff have made the adjustment for all of us an easy move. We will miss Lisa when she leaves the front desk for her new career she's always greated us with a smile. The security is great no one comes in to visit and no child is checked out without an ID.. 100% ID check means safty for our children. This is a great school other than the late hours.

  • (8 years ago)

    north bay is the city's pet project. its new and has all the extras. however if your child has any issues such as academic or behavorial this is not the school for you. the majority of the staff are fresh out of college & it's a situation where the faculity is more book smart than experienced. there are a few good teachers but the new outweigh the seasoned. this is a potential disaster it was for me. i fought the school system & had my child transferred after 3 years of heck. no probs at his new school. if your child is docile this is a super school test scores & image are everything. if your child my need a little extra help save yourself the headache.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to Northbay Elementary since first grade and she is now in fourth. My only real complaint with the school is the awful hours the school holds. It is very difficult for working parents to work around these hours. The school should have hours that are in-line with every other school along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The children get out so late there is almost no options for after school activities. As far as faculty the school has been good.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is one to the best my son has attended. The staff is wonderful and very helpful.

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers are excellent and have a genuine interest in the children. THe principal Dr. Pitre is a terrific leader and Lisa the secretary is well versed in the goings on at the school. On the flip side the school starts too late and there are few to no extracurricular activities located at the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have two children 2&6th grade that go to North Bay. They have been there for several years. The teachers there are wonderful! There are areas that can be improved. I agree with the comments about early starts and late dismissles. When I hear 'extracurricular activities' I think of sports after school. There are none. I don't know about the other elementary schools in the area but I do know about North Bay. It is top notch for safety and discipline. The rules are the rules and there are video cameras all over. I like the 'pod' concept. First graders don't mix with sixth graders. It is a new school and it's nice but it is very overcrowded. I live in the district and yes everyone wants their child to go there. Great education in North Bay! Not everyone can or will be pleased with North Bay. I am!

  • (10 years ago)

    I agree with the comment about the operating hours of the school. Although I understand the need to share school buses with other elementary schools these hours are entirely too late. Before/After school care is provided at $60/week whereas other schools have free programs. This creates a hardship on parents who work on the Air Force Base which is constitutes a high percentage of the people in the school district.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school is to over crowded. Everyone wants there child there because it is a new school. New is not always the best. These teachers that have come to this school from other schools are the same people that taught at different school and it does not make them any better then other teachers just because they are in a new building. Over crowded schools mean less materials to be able to teach because of funds. That is more important to me as a parent then a new school. Less time also with individual teaching.

  • (11 years ago)

    The bad thing about this school is that classes do not start until 8 50 in the moarning and the students are not dismissed until 3 50 in the afternoon. This makes it difficult for working parents to be able to drop their children in the morning. Students are also limited in afterschool extracurricular activities due to the late dismissal in the afternoon. This school has also been filled to capacity because out-of-district students have been allowed to enroll at very low tuition rates.

  • (11 years ago)

    north bay elementary school is an exceptional school that is supervised by an exceptional principal dr. pitre. the school is always clean and neatly organized. the teachers at the school are dedicated to the children and to the children's education. the receptionist lisa is always cheerful and helpful.

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