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About This School

North Elementary School is a public elementary school in Morgantown. 733 students attend North Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 32% of the 733 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at North Elementary School is 16:1. Suncrest Primary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 89%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 3%
Asian 14% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 37%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    This school is a hostile learning environment. Staff yell at their students and at parents. I was yelled at during the pick up process after school and was literally appalled that they would yell at a parent that way. Appalled I had no idea they were yelling at me as by the way they behaved I thought it was at a child in front of me. The car rider pick up process is a disaster and they are completely unequipped and take their stress out on the children in stead of finding a better way to orchestrate the whole process. I am currently looking for a new home to get my child into a new school. I too have no clue how this school rates at a 9.

  • (4 months ago)

    Most teachers great. Principal power hungry and shows favoritism as I have been told. My child is out of North now but a neighbor keeps me posted.

  • (4 months ago)

    I don't believe this school deserves any stars. I can't think of one good thing to say about it. It takes me an hour to drop off and pick up my child each way everyday. The teachers are terrible about communicating with parents. The principal is even worse. The staff in the office is rude. Too many students per teacher. The teachers are not helpful they never respond to me unless is them seeking me out. I have had nothing but problems. I am on the verge of pulling my child out to finish the year teaching him at home myself. He isn't getting an education at all. I have no clue why this school ranks so high. Its terrible!

  • (8 months ago)

    Great school with excellent teachers . I really appreciate them in my son's educational & overall development.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child started here this year in 4th grade. His current teacher is wonderful and so is the new principal. I am impressed by the academic rigor that is available along with all the extracurricular opportunities. I never knew the previous administration from other comments but feel the new principal is very engaged with the kids and parents and seems very well organized. We've been very happy with this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal is the only thing standing in the way of excellence. Why she even continues to work is a mystery to most!

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are very active and work long and hard however administration at North leaves much to be desired. I so not know how teachers continue to work so well without leadership. The local BOE needs to investigate the principal at this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal here has no clue what she is doing. Everyone is waiting for her to retire.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal here is atrocious. On the first day of kindergarten my daughter and I cheerfully entered the building saw the principal introduced ourselves she just stared barely acknowledged me and did not even say hello to my child. There is NO supervision as the buses pull up in the morning. NO supervision as the hundreds of kids pour out of school at the end of the day. The principal's leadership is non-existant from Day 1.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is absolutely great!. My two daughters were new to the school in August 2008 and could not either understand or speak English because we have just moved from our country to Morgantown. The ESL program is simply wonderful and all teachers involved with my girls were excellent. North was like our second home in Morgantown and the last day of school my girls cried because school was over. We will certainly miss North back to our country.

  • (5 years ago)

    New to the school this year......This school has many outstanding teachers. I still have never seen the principal after 9 months!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son loves this school. The teachers are wonderful and the activities are good. I don't understand why there are no good storage areas for the older kids that carry more. The principal is not very friendly but overall a good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I must say this school is really not as good as I was expected. The school environment is not friendly at all. Some kids even stole notebook and pencils from my kid. The more shockinglly some teacher didn't care and just simply answered'It's not my fault!' This would indirectly encourage the kids who did the stealing. So what you can expect Stealing irresponsible and selfish teacher. Kids are our futures. They don't deserve that answer from a full -time teacher who should be a positive role model to kids. I really don't want to those kinds of things happen in my kid's school but this is so true. God! Please bless our kids!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I simply love this school! The teachers are simply amazing and they work so hard with the students. The environment is very friendly and accepting. Both my girls go here and they will always cherish the time spent here.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very attentive teachers any concerns - everybody get together for help right away! Fill comfortable as a foreigner. Very nice International festivals and extra languages programs ( Chinese Arabic) Very thankful to special needs teachers they did an amazing job! Got me out from depression and my son from autism almost completely! Cook is excellent with gluten free and casein free and almost everything free diet ) Music teacher is very joyful! PEI teacher is full of energy and has an unbelievable memory of all kids names in the school (over 600) plus names of their siblings and their parents! Feel safe for my kids. Lack of after school programs. Not many male teachers. I'm going to miss this people! They did so much for me and my boys!!! Thank you!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son absolutely loves school and he has learned so much in his time there. The faculty is wonderful and the school is very diverse in its student population which is terrific. The curriculum is challenging but not overwhelming and parent involvement is encouraged and indeed required. We love North Elementary and look forward to our two younger children getting to go there.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son loves going to school. He is doing excellant and the teachers are great. Lots of diversity and large school which my son loves. They need a playground overhaul badly.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school! Cultural diversity ( 5 languages spoken in my 2nd graders class.) TAG program (Gifted program) Fun and educational. Parental involvement includes office help reading to students teachers aides for the day. But biggest plus is the approachability of not only teachers but the administration. Principal on down are friendly listen and attempt to resolve any problem. Teachers are truly concerned about students and provide weekly feedback Student problems are brought to the parents attention immediately if there is cause. My children love the school and my wife and I feel at home there

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter went to school here! 'Wonderful school for international students and parents. Caring teachers involved in trying to help with individual students' needs. Great gifted program! Very nice parent involvement in creating opportunities for raising awareness about international cultures and people's ways of life. My daughter wasn't particularly fond of the school lunch - but that could be just her!

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school. Lots of cultural diversity. Rated amoung WV exemplary schools each year. My daughter has never had a bad teacher! The student teacher ratio is about 22 to 1 but each class my daughter has been in has a student teacher or teacher's aide. Parents are greatly involved with hundreds of parents colunterring for various activities during the year. There is also an excellent afterschool program available.

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