About Our School
North Lake's History

     North Lake Elementary School opened for the first time in the fall of 1991.   George Butler was appointed the principal in 1991, and continues to serve in the position as building principal.

     Rising out of a cow pasture and cotton field (in earlier times), North Lake is a tribute to design and planning. The school is located on 45-acres of land and designed for an estimated 350 – 390 Pre K – Fifth Grade elementary students. Adequate land/space is available for additional classrooms, when the population need arises.

       In its first year (1991-92), over 325 students registered for attendance at North Lake, exceeding attendance projections by more than 100 children and raising the prospects of future overcrowding within the next “five to six” years. In response to the overcrowding, six additional rooms were added/completed in 1997.

     The school was built primarily to minimize the larger student population in northern Franklin County, especially at a neighboring school 4 – 5 miles away. A few miles from Rock Creek School and eleven (11) miles north of Winchester, and the Board of Education office, North Lake is closer to home for families living in the northern part of Franklin County north and east and west of Highway 130. Bus transportation is responsible for transporting the bus student population within an average six miles radius.  Presently, 4 buses serve North Lake School.

     In the twenty-eight year history of the school, North Lake has had many good things said about it. The school is known primarily for its academic success, caring and safe atmosphere, teamwork, and professional management, organization and appropriate instruction. North Lake currently serves students in grades Pre K through 5th. There is currently one Pre K class and two each in kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades.

    The building was designed with safety in mind. Classroom doors have windows so the rooms inside can be seen from the halls. Halls are sufficiently wide, well-lit and straight so they can be properly monitored. The building is sectioned off into two main instructional and administrative units: K – 3 wing, 4 – 5 wing, administration offices, and Gym/Cafeteria wing. Public access into the building is through the school’s main front lobby.

     North Lake serves as a constructive stepping-stone for students progressing through elementary to the middle school programs. The school’s current team of teachers and diligent support staff are dedicated to continuing the North Lake tradition and providing students a clean, safe, and professional learning environment. Activities include chorus, LEADS (Law Enforcement Against Drugs), Jr. Cadets, 4th and 5th grade leadership team, book buddies, jr. librarians, AR Reading Program, and PTO parent and community assistance. Each of these programs adds enrichment to the total academic program offered at the school. They enhance the students’ abilities to become successful, productive citizens.