Welcome to North Shore Senior

North Shore Senior High School is committed to provide all the necessary resources and strategies so that students reach a high level of academic achievement through rigorous and relevant content to ensure all students exceed state and national standards.



Galena Park ISD has set up an anonymous tipline for any student, parent, or employee who may have information that might affect the safety of our students or staff.

(832) 386-1550



North Shore Senior High School is proud to host their first ever TEDxYouth@NSSH event on Tuesday May 20, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM in the North Shore Senior High School auditorium. This inaugural event will showcase a diverse and dynamic range of speakers, young and old, coming together around the theme of problems and solutions, however big or small.

A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at https://www.ted.com. TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.

One of the largest high schools in the nation, NSSH has a built in population of problem solvers, tackling a broad array of issues from local to global. This event will allow students, staff and the community to participate in a day of discoveries. Come join in the conversation and learn how you too can change the world one talk at a time.

Attendance is strictly limited to 100 attendees. Please visit our TEDxYouth@NSSH event page for more information and apply to attend.


Congratulations to OUR Principal!

Dr. Joe Coleman has been named as a 2014 Finalist for H-E-B's Excellence in Education Award. Dr. Coleman attributes this accolade to the hard work of his students and staff. "You know, this came as a surprise to me. I definitely could not have been in consideration for this award if it were not for my teachers and the wonderful things they do for our kids. I am truly honored!" Although he is very modest, it should be noted that Dr. Coleman has received recognition from H-E-B in his previous tenures as principal (2007: San Angelo Central High School, 2010: Fort Bend Willowridge High School).


Drumline World Champions

The North Shore Drumline won their 4th consecutive state championship this year and 4th in the country at the WGI World Percussion Championships. The group had an incredible run in finals, and they received fantastic reactions from the audience and the judges.

WGI is broken into 3 classifications: A Class, Open Class, and World Class. The classifications are based on demand of skill sets. A Class is basic skills, Open Class is intermediate skills, and World Class is advanced skills. They competed in World Class, which is a huge honor by itself. Very few groups in the country make it into World Class, placing 4th out of all of these incredible groups is a HUGE accomplishment by our students.


Award Winning Band Program

The North Shore Senior High Bands competed at the UIL Region 19 Concert and Sight Reading Contest last Wednesday and Thursday, April 16 and 17.  At the conclusion of the contest the bands had received three sweepstakes awards and a first division plaque.  The outstanding performances and awards make 2013/2014 NSSH Bands the most highly recognized in school history and the highest rated band program in the region (which includes more than 5 athletic districts.)  This also marks the 9th consecutive year than one or more groups from the NSSH band program have received sweepstakes.  Please join me in thanking these outstanding students for their years of hard work and dedication and congratulating them on their outstanding achievement.

NSSH Wind Ensemble (Varsity):  Concert I-I-I, Sight Reading I-I-I

NSSH Symphonic Band (Non-Varsity):  Concert I-I-I, Sight Reading I-I-I

NSSH Philharmonic Band (Sub Non-Varsity):  Concert I-I-I, Sight Reading I-I-I

NSSH Concert Band (Sub Non-Varsity B):  Concert I-I-I, Sight Reading 2-2-2


State Champions

The North Shore Mustangs, District Champions, defeated Converse Judson 57-45 in the 5A Boys' Basketball State Final Playoff on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The North Shore Mustangs are now the 2014 5A Boys' Basketball State Champions! Join us in celebrating North Shore's first ever Boys' Basketball State Championship victory... pure excitement! Read more


Bad Weather Make-up Days

• The Friday, January 24th bad weather day will be made up on Monday, February 17, 2014.
• The Tuesday, January 28th bad weather day will be made up on Friday, June 6, 2014.


Taco Bell Graduate for Mas Program

North Shore has been entered in the Taco Bell Graduate for Mas program which kicks off October 23rd. This programs big push is to have 100% of our students commit to graduating. All students with email addresses should sign up online at graduateformas.com. All others can complete pledge cards during counselors corner beginning October 29th. If we win, our school will receive a 5,000 cash prize, taco bell truck full of free tacos, but above all bragging rights.



Teacher Awards

Congratulations to Teacher of the Year (selected by staff at NSSH) and Rookie of the Year (selected by NSSH administrators).

From the English Department, Congratulations to

Mr. Bartholomew Graves, 2013-14 NSSH-Teacher of the Year

From the Math Department, Congratulations to

Ms. Rachel Simon, 2013-14 NSSH-Rookie of the Year














Foundations Survey

Galena Park ISD Foundations department is conducting surveys to determine student and staff perceptions of safety on campus and to assess the effectiveness of the Foundations programs throughout the district.



Customer Satisfation Survey

Below is the link for the Customer Satisfaction Survey. It will be open through the end of the year. The purpose of this survey is to get your feedback on the quality of the customer service you receive from campuses. Please give us your honest feedback. Your answers are confidential. If you have children at more than one campus, please complete this survey for each campus. Thank you for your participation. 



AP Physics

The AP Physics course has been revised by the College Board for 2014-2015. This change will affect the AP students who are eligible to take PreAP Physics or AP Physics for the next school year. We will have a meeting on Tuesday, April 29th for 8:15 - 8:50 in the auditorium to review the changes with the students. Parents are invited to attend.

The following items will be discussed during the meeting:
• The upcoming Algebra 2 End Of Course exam the students will be required to take on May 7th
• The reasons for the assessment and their performance expectations
• The new AP Physics courses and the criteria that will be used (ALG II test score) to determine if a student qualifies for the course
• Topics discussed in AP Physics I and AP Physics II and how the courses will be different from PreAP physics
• Students will have the opportunity at the end of the meeting to indicate which Physics course they would like to take for 2014-2015


Counselor’s Corner Technology

North Shore Senior's Counseling Team has been working diligently this year to re-structure our Counselor’s Corner. We have been so thrilled about the activities and participation of our students. We would like to reach more of our students, but the lack of technology to support them has been a major setback. We want to make sure our students have the materials they need to succeed, so we just created a request for Counselor’s Corner and poetry and prose at DonorsChoose.org

COUNSELOR'S CORNER TECHWORK is the name of the project. Give to this project by April 21 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100). Even if you give a dollar, it will maximize to two. Every dollar counts.


ASVAB Scores

Seniors can pick up their ASVAB scores from school personnel during all lunches on Monday(4/14), Tuesday(4/15), and Wednesday(4/16). After Wednesday(4/16), scores will be available for pickup in Suite A.


2013 – 2014 Scholarship Information

For information about current scholarship information please check here and please pay attention to the dates.


Saturday Tutorials

Saturday Tutorials start Feb. 22nd
February 22nd – 10th and 11th Reading
March 1st – TAKS Math (retesters)
March 22nd – ELA (10th/11th) Writing
May 3rd – U.S. History and Math/Science (10th)

Bus Schedule


Free ACT/SAT and ASVAB tutorials

Please select the Quick Link "March2Success" to utilize the free tutorial website for ACT, SAT,  and/or ASVAB. This website was created by the U.S. Department of Defense to prepare high school students for post-secondary opportunities.


ACT/SAT Tutorial Information

ACT/SAT Registration Information


May 3 is National PSAT Day

A free Practice PSAT Test that will be held at the Pasadena Public Library (1210 Jeff Ginn Memorial Dr., Pasadena, TX 77506) on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Testing will be from 10:30 AM- 1:00 PM and is FREE to all students.

This is a great opportunity for students to see how they may score on the actual test! Students will receive their scores with plenty of time to adequately prepare for the October 15 PSAT.

To register for this free practice test, students can visit www.kaptest.com and search using event code PKXD14019.


EOC Online Tutorials

Here is a link to the online EOC tutorials. Please have your students who will retest practice these tutorials. Choose the link titled, "Texas-specific Testing Tools (ePAT)".


STAAR Information

STAAR Testing Starts Spring 2014.

The resources on this website provide information and sample test questions to familiarize Texas educators and parents with the design and format of the STAAR assessments. The information is intended to help educators and parents understand how the new STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. These resources are intended to support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the TEKS curriculum.




2013-2014 Late Arrival Information

The final late arrival day for 2013-14 school year is Wednesday, April 30, 2013. School will start at 9:05am. The following day will be a block schedule of the classes not attended on the late arrival day.



GPISD High School

Spring Semester Exam Exemption Policy 2014

High School Seniors may exempt their final exams if:

  • On track to graduate with TAKS and credits
  • 75 or higher in the course for second semester
  • 4 or less absences in a regular class or 2 or less absences in a block class 2nd semester in both exempted class and 3rd period


Every time a student is not in class is considered an absence unless that absence is school business.