Welcome to North Cow Creek School


North Cow Creek Elementary School is now enrolling students for the 2016/2017 school year. Check us out and see if there is there are spaces left in your child's grade level. For incoming Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students we have a special Roundup scheduled for Thursday, March 24th from 9:00 - 10:20 in the morning. All current enrolled students in these grade levels or any interested families are invited to attend.

The following grade levels are full or nearly full:
1, 2, 3, 6, 7
Call the school to be placed on a wait list.


Students in grades 3 - 8 will be taking the California Standards tests. These tests help our school monitor the progress our students are making in meeting State standards and form the basis for school improvement efforts. Following is the testing schedule.

Grades 7 & 8: April 18 - April 22
Grades 5 & 6: April 25 - April 29
Grades 3 & 4: May 2 - May 6

Parents do have a right to exclude their children from any or all parts of CAASPP tests by providing a written request to school officials. This request needs to be provided prior to the first day of testing. Parents are encouraged to contact the school principal for more information before requesting their child be excluded.


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

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:




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