My child had attended five years of private school in Patterson before attending public school. The principal is outstanding! Because of the principal this school now has clubs that students can join such as the reading craft chess soccer dance and cooking club. Unfortunately the test scores available are from when the school was on the track system (year round) with an enrollment of 875 students. Today Northmead School is a traditional year school (school starts in August and ends in June) with 575 students. This was possible because in August 2009 a new school opened called Walnut Grove. My child's fifth grade teacher is Ms. Porterfield. My child absoluately loves Ms. Porterfield!!!
Northmead Elementary School is a public elementary school in Patterson. The principal of Northmead Elementary School is Joseph Silveira and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 540 children attend Northmead Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 41% of the Northmead Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 540 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northmead Elementary School is 20:1. Sacred Heart Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Drawing painting
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
- Ultimate Frisbee
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||3%||5818%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||0.5%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||81%||57%|
|Limited English proficiency||41%||34%|
I am a parent at Northmead and I think that Northmead is excellent school. Teacher are great and Principle is outstanding in everything. Some of you parent have understand cut back have lot to do what you see.
I am very happy with Northmead Elementary and the Staff here. I think they have given 100% to my kids. Not only in the standard subjects but in life and leadership. I wish my kids could take the sfaff with them when they move on to the middle school and high school.
My son is in Kindergarten. I really like his teacher. So far this year everything is going well. I wish the academic standards were higher. Children rise to the level you expect from them.
I have been to several schools and evaluated and I do not recommend this school.
This school has a very supportive principal but I question their ability to supervise safety of the children.
My concern is safety issues and the fact that teachers do not seem to respond to students asking for help or wanting to get assistance regarading another student. The teachers and staff seem to have a turn the other cheek attitude and definitely do not like to help the children resolve student conflict issues. The response seems to be 'I don't want to hear it...no tattling'. This creates and has created serious concerns regarding safety issues. Otherwise education seems to be average. Not happy with Superintendant and his style of handling issues...definitely has better things he wants to do.
Overall I am happy with the administration ad faculty of Northmead School. I am worried however about the policy of no 'sniching.' My daughter a 4th grader says that if anyone is ever bothering her she is not allowed to tell if she does no action is taken. I know we want our children to learn to resolve problems but before all of that there has to come a feeling of security. Kids are not going to feel encouraged to solve problems positively if they feel threatened.
The principal makes this school. The staff at the school work together to promote learning and are advocates of the children and their families. The principals' excellent leadership abilities are reflected in her staff. The PTA is strong as well as classroom volunteering by parents. Again the credit should go to the principal who promotes family and community involvement in education.