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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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Jean Marie and Heather Leon Parents to 3rd grader
Teachers, administrators, and staff work closely with each other to make the school a supportive learning community. We are proud of the strides NSE has made toward inclusiveness and greater comprehensive educational opportunities.

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 community 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!

  • Join a FNSE Committee
  • Connect Us to Your Network
  • Lunch PAL Mentors
  • Host an Event
  • Donate
  • Front Office Support
  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Lunchroom Support


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.