Welcome to North Oakview Elementary School
North Oakview Elementary maintains a proud tradition as a “neighborhood school,” with 50 staff members serving 453 students, Developmental Kindergarten – 4th grade. We also host the Region’s Emotionally Impaired classroom. We are passionately dedicated to the students’ safety, security, and emotional well-being. “Our North Oakview family is respectful, responsible, ready, and safe” and the banners hang in our hallway. It’s the key component of our identity as a learning community. We model and build positive behaviors through the teaching of expected behaviors.
In our 2014 AdvancEd Annual Survey, a student wrote, “I like how I am treated and how much my teachers help me in math, reading, and writing.” Great Schools awarded North Oakview 5 Stars and a parent on greatschools.org commented, “The staff and teachers are great and caring! Our daughter loves going to school there and the staff is the reason. They treat you like family!!” Another wrote, “We love North Oakview and I would encourage any parent looking… We have 3 kids at North and I feel like they are getting an excellent education. Kids are academically challenged and their full potential is brought out. The teachers truly care about the students and it’s obvious in their teaching. Communication is great, parental involvement is huge (there is a program geared just for Dads to come in and volunteer), and all in all it is just a great school.”
North Oakview Elementary is fully accredited by AdvancED and we consistently rank above the district, county, and state average in all subject areas. We prioritize student achievement and provide a safe and enriching learning environment. Our teachers are highly qualified and provide a rigorous, diverse, and sound curriculum based on the CCSS. Our Workshop approach in reading, writing, and math is preparing students for life’s next step by providing an education that is personally designed for each child to meet them where they are at and take them to the next level. We strive to insure that all students reach their fullest learning and personal potential. Literacy and Math Specialists provide interventions before, during, and after school and we also provide summer learning opportunities for all students. Students receive experiences in music, physical education, library, and art. Students interact with various technology daily and it is used in all settings to enhance student learning and achievement.
We pride ourselves in the parental and community supports that help us accomplish what we do each and every day. A major support is our active PTC that helps to provide activities and funding to support continuous improvement in student success. We also believe that children need to see men in the schools and have our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) that are daily role models known as our ‘Heroes of the Hallways’ as they help provide security and support for our students and staff. Aldersgate Church supports our students with mentors that come 1-2 times per week to tutor and support students, as well as provide needed resources or volunteers. We also are supported with tutors and resources from Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University. We are a special place and proud to say, “We are Northview!”
We will all do our best to make both you and your child/children feel comfortable and valued members of the North Oakview family. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and, again, always feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.
In the joy of learning,
Teya Cotter, Principal
North Oakview Elementary
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NORTHVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOLS