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Dear North Hill Parents and Students,

Our theme at North Hill for the 2017-18 school year is “Up, Up, and Away... Your Journey Begins Today.” The staff at North Hill truly feel that the sky is the limit for our students. A child’s education is a journey and each journey is unique. Our job is to discover what makes each child tick, where their strengths lie, and where we can help them to improve. Everyone here believes every child has potential to do wonderful things. Together with families, we want to help them build on what they know so their future is limitless!  We are proud to work with you in the shared best interest of your child or children. North Hill is a special place with special people.. It is going to be a great school year!

North Hill is a tremendous school. We are truly blessed to have wonderful students, staff, and parents. We are fortunate to be one of 11 elementary schools in the state last year to be ranked in the 99th percentile. This is based on a number of measures, including foremost, academic achievement and student growth. We have also been recognized as a PTA School of Excellence (2015-2017) for our outstanding partnership between school and home. As the principal of North Hill Elementary School I am extremely impressed by and proud of the staff, students, parents, and community. In reviewing achievement and perception data, it is evident that we are a high performing school that operates on the guiding question, “Is it good for kids?” I look forward to working with all stakeholders to continue the success of North Hill Elementary School. Remember, our home is your home. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is any way that we can help. I can be reached by email at dmurphy@rochester.k12.mi.us, by phone at 248-726-4300, or just stop in!

“I believe our school ought to be like Harvard – with a strong academic curriculum like West Point – with excellent discipline like Disneyland – with organized, positive excitement for children.” - John H Childs -


David Murphy Principal


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