Welcome to North Cow Creek School

NCCS is a small (250 student) school in rural Northern California, which has been in existence since 1882. Currently, over 66% of our families drive from as far away as Cottonwood, Shasta Lake City, Shingletown, and Igo/Ono to attend one of the top schools in Shasta County. NCCS's long tradition of exceptional student achievement has earned two California Distinguished School recognition, the Governor's Physical Fitness Award, and a variety of other local awards. We believe that every child is able to learn with quality instruction, time, and support. We ensure this happens by providing family centered school culture, academic support for students in reading and math, and up-to-date curriculum in all subjects. At NCCS, we're also proud to provide a full sports program, including flag football (6th-8th), basketball (4th-8th), volleyball (6th-8th), softball (6th-8th), baseball (6th-8th), track (4th-8th), and ski/snowboard (K-8th).

North Cow Creek School's Mission

The mission of the North Cow Creek School community (parents, students and staff) is to develop in all students the skills to maximize and value their academic potential, social abilities, and personal fitness. Each student will demonstrate continuous progress using a variety of instructional approaches measured by both formal and informal assessments throughout the year. Students who need assistance will receive the benefits of available resources to reach their individual potential in all curricular areas. In partnership with the community, we will work to foster an environment of trust, respect and responsible citizenship

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We are in the process of upgrading our website as we enhance our communication to parents and the community. Some features of the site may not work. Thank you for your patience.  

Recent News

Transitional Kindergarten 

NCCES Transitional Kindergarten offers:

Success for your child
Teachers who inspire
Innovative Program


 Preschool Program

NCCES Preschool Program 

We are excited to offer a new preschool program this year in partnership with the Shasta County YMCA:




Palo Cedro, CA
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Locate Us

10619 Swede Creek Road
Palo Cedro, CA 96703
Phone 530.549.4488
Fax: 530.549.4490