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About This School

Northampton Borough El is a public elementary school in Northampton. The principal of Northampton Borough El is Mrs Lori Gibbs. 1,015 children attend Northampton Borough El and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the 1,015 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northampton Borough El is 15:1. Lehigh Valley Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Orchestra

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 93%
Hispanic 7% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1.0%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 15%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    The school district overall has done a really poor job I believe when it comes to helping my child learn. She's still very weak with math and spelling and is often bored in class. Of course they would rather blame her than look at themselves. The principal while very engaging is more like a guidance counselor than a school administrator and seems to run the school as if it were daycare and not an institution of learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    6/5/09 Northampton schools are lacking one very serious quality that any top rated school has! Answer The ability to accept diversity in a positive not negative manner.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is almost done with kindergarten and it was just a wonderful year. He has some special needs they gave him everything he needed and will continue to give him whatever he needs next year at(Franklin or Siegfried).He is not in a special education class but whatever he needed they gave him. That was so important kindergarten is where it all begins. I can deal right now with the messy buildings as long as my child is getting a good education. Lets just hope these school buildings get finished soon construction is taking too long.

  • (6 years ago)

    MY child has attended this shool for 2 years I'm very pleased with I his pass and present teacher.I feel my childs learning needs are met.the staff is very positive and inviting. However I feel the new construction taking place this year is badly planned .The children need an alternate temporary play ground .I don't think it's healty for our kids to not have out door recess. They also need better lunches.I'm sure they can do better than just P B & J .

  • (9 years ago)

    My child will be attending kindergarden this year and tonight we met the principal at orientation. I was very impressed with the way he adressed the parents. He was very upfront about what he expected from the parents which showed me that this man is devoted to this school succeeding in every way. He seems to be someone who understands the real issues that children these days go through. He is also 'down to earth' and easy to get along with. So far I like what I've seen in this school. Sincerely Christine Wise

  • (9 years ago)

    Classroom size too big 26 and growing. I felt that I was not given enough info. on my son's progress and was kept in the dark. Had numerous problems with cafeteria staff along with many other parents and after many many tries was unable to have individual removed. Very unhappy unrewarding environment

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