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    Northgate Elementary School

    Top Highlights

    • Teachers use proven, effective practices in their classrooms every day.
    • Northgate focuses on efforts to build a strong community of learners through Eagle Pride, assemblies, student incentives, and positive behavior/anti-bullying initiatives.
    • Our focus on reading includes an uninterrupted 90 minute literacy block daily.
    • A technology center library, classroom computers, laptop carts and interactive white boards improve academic achievement.
    • Multicultural events throughout the year celebrate our status as one of most diverse schools in the city (20 languages spoken)

    Before/After School Activities

    • Boys & Girls Club offers on-site, tuition-based before or after-school care.
    • Seattle Urban Squash program for grades 3 - 5
    • Northgate READS/COUNTS afterschool program for grades 2 - 3

    Student Achievement

    • Teacher training through ongoing professional development
    • Strong focus on developing teachers’ skills through professional learning communities
    • On-site Instructional Assistants
    • Family support worker, counselor, psychologist, OT/PT, speech therapy

    Special Programs

    • Head Start
    • Bilingual Orientation Center 
    • Self-contained special education programs
    • Tutor/Mentoring volunteer programs

    Significant Changes at the School

    • Ongoing grant applications for promising practices and increased learning.

    Our Mission

    Northgate Elementary is a community of students, families, and staff that:

    • Provides a welcoming environment that is safe, respectful, positive, and focused on academic achievement.
    • Embraces respect for all cultures and strives to build relationships where all children succeed.
    • Implements a rigorous, integrated curriculum where all students are challenged and supported.

    Our Vision

    The Northgate community is a team of parents, staff and students determined to challenge students to be all that they can be in a positive, nurturing learning environment. We strive to give our students the tools they will need to become intelligent, thoughtful, and compassionate citizens of the world. With high expectations and a clear vision with everyone working together, we as a community will make success a reality.

    Students on the playground

    Contact Us

    11725 1st Ave NE
    Seattle, WA  98125

    Main Office: 206-252-4180
    Fax: 206-252-4181

    Principal: Dedy Fauntleroy
    Email: TBA

    School Secretary:
    Kea Swartz-Ireland
    kjswartzirel@seattleschools.org


    Additional Resources

    • Head Start: 206-252-4209
    • Boys & Girls Club: 206-478-5012

    2017-18 Bell Schedule

    Start and End Time:
    7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

    Early Release Wednesday
    7:55 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.