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About Friends

Students at Crisp park.

Friends of North Shore Elementary (FNSE) was founded from sidewalk conversations in 2015. Neighbors with preschool aged children were asking themselves, “Why are families in one neighborhood attending over 10 different elementary schools instead of North Shore Elementary, our zoned school?” The interest in this idea was incredibly strong, and it was clear that many individuals wanted to support their neighborhood school. With the purpose to help bring positive focus and contribution to North Shore Elementary, FNSE incorporated as a non-profit in December 2015 and was established as a 501(c)(3) a few months later.

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Jon Kile Dad to Kindergartener and 3rd Grader
Our son James entered North Shore in first grade and we couldn't be more excited. Having tried a private school, we find that there are a lot of advantages to attending a public school in our neighborhood. The proximity and ability to connect with other local families is important. We've found that North Shore has more resources to address the differing rates of learning in young children and the gifted and music programs were a major factor in choosing our neighborhood school. We look forward to watching James and his younger sister Anna grow at North Shore.

About North Shore

First established as Coffee Pot Elementary in 1927.

North Shore Elementary is a red brick school shaded by century-old oak trees, located at the north end of Coffee Pot Bayou in a quiet residential setting. It is rich in history and tradition but is also moving forward to prepare its students for the future. Come have a look at our neighborhood gem and meet the faculty and staff, schedule a tour, or learn about the family experience.


Get Involved

A North Shore Elementary Event

We would love to have you get engaged. There is something for everyone. Depending on your interest and availability there are a variety of ways to get involved with both North Shore Elementary and FNSE. We’re looking for people of all availabilities and skill levels, so if you think you may want to get involved, please keep reading. You can view a handful of volunteer options below, or click through for more details on papework, contact information, and so on. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Front Office Support
  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Lunch PAL Mentors
  • Lunchroom Support
  • Join a Committee
  • Attend Meetings
  • Fundraise
  • Connect Us
  • Host an Event


Am I zoned for North Shore? While the map overlay serves as a rough guide, you can check your exact address here to see if you're zoned for North Shore. Have additional questions? Head on over to our FAQ to learn more about the school, performance, teachers, events, tours and Friends of North Shore.