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About This School

North Hill-Primary School is a public elementary school in Des Moines. The principal of North Hill-Primary School is Nancy Melius. 547 students attend North Hill-Primary School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 44% of the 547 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at North Hill-Primary School is 17:1. Parkside Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 59% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Hispanic 16% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 19%
Multiracial 10% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 63%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    North Hill Elementary is a wonderful school. It has a great community and is extremely diverse. The staff is helpful and creative they strive to do immeasurable acts of kindness and try to help their students as much as they can. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is an amazing school and full of amazing students ans staff! I love them all!

  • (4 years ago)

    You will never find a school with a better community of parents and teachers that at North Hill. Everyone works together to create a positive and supportive environment for the kids in the building. With creative programs such as sustainable gardening recycling and native gardens we've earned the Green School distinction. Programs including Chess Club Reflections Art Dads of Great Students (DOGS) and a school softball team help support the community spirit.

  • (4 years ago)

    It has a great community. The staff parents and students all strive for the same goals. It is a very welcoming and friendly enviroment.

  • (4 years ago)

    North Hill is a great school because the kids are safe respectful responsible and ready to learn each day. The teachers and staff help the kids each day to be great students and the teacher's first priority is the children that attend the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our teachers are the best they truely care about our kids and go out of their way to help them succeed in all they do. Our kids are absoultely amazing they are respectful and considerate of each other. We are the first 'green school' in our district because of the efforts of all. Go North Hill Jets!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school! Outstanding teachers staff parents and students!

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