Northgate is a Powerful Schools site. We offer a research-based reading program called Powerful Readers, with the goal of having all students reading on grade level by 3rd grade. Teachers use proven, effective practices in their classrooms every day – Writers Workshop was launched in the fall of 2010, and Readers Workshop will be launched in Sept. 2011. Northgate focuses on efforts to build a strong community of learners through weekly assemblies, student incentives, monthly virtues and positive behavior/anti-bullying initiatives. Many opportunities are provided for families to be involved with their children's education. There is an active PTA – with meetings scheduled the 2nd Tuesday of every month. 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 year celebrate our status as one of most diverse schools in the city (20 languages spoken) Tours are available at your convenience. You can call the office to arrange an appointment. 252.4180.