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  Mission Statement  

The mission of North Lee Elementary School, in collaboration with the parents and community, is to ensure that students have the skills necessary to become confident, productive citizens and life-long learners through a safe, nurturing, positive, and interactive environment.


  1. We believe children deserve a safe, positive environment.
  2. We believe all children can learn.
  3. We believe learning should be challenging without being discouraging.
  4. We believe parents and community must be involved.
  5. We believe high expectations increase individual academic performance.
  6. We believe students should be prepared to function productively in the highly technological twenty-first century.
  7. We believe that our administration, faculty, and staff work as a team using testing, research, curriculum, and other resources to make decisions and policies that guide our school.

  About The School  

North Lee celebrates its 50th anniversary

North Lee was established in 1959.  The main building was the only building that served the North Lee community at that time for grades 1-8.  The lower building was constructed in 1973 to add six new classrooms and included a new cafeteria facility.  The next addition was the kindergarten building in 1985 which added an additional 6 classrooms.  The last addition was the library and computer lab construction in 1996.

School Size, Set-up and Matriculation

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North Lee Elementary serves a population of 500 students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Currently there are 4 classes at each grade level  except for 5th grade for a total of 23 classes. 

Students are assessed annually to determine their readiness for the next grade level.  Areas of assessment include academic progress, as well as social progress.  Retention in a grade level is a team decision based on 5 perspectives of the student's performance.  The retention of a student is normally reserved for grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade, after that point, retention is very traumatic for students socially.

Students are also given three assessments throughout the year to determine their reading levels.  If a student is below their grade-level in reading, additional programming is scheduled for the student to bring him/her up to grade level.  The student's progress in the program is monitored to determine if he/she should remain in the program or if the program has been adequate enough to return the student to grade-level.  Parents play an important role in all that occurs in the child's education, so communication between school and home is very important.