Nikiski North Star Elementary School

45600 Holt Lamplight Rd
Kenai, AK 99611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Nikiski North Star Elementary School serves 368 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Nikiski North Star Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

Nikiski North Star Elementary School's student population of 368 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students368 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Nikiski North Star Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Nikiski North Star Elementary School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#259 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
10%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
71%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
14%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.470.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKenai Peninsula Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Nikiski North Star Elementary School is Nikiski Middle/senior High School (4.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Nikiski Nikiski Middle/senior High School Math: 23% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 367 students
    4.3 miles
    52275 Education Dr
    Nikiski, AK 99635
    (907) 776-9400
    4.3 6-12 367
  • Kenai Kaleidoscope School Of Arts & Science Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 260 students
    8.0 miles
    549 N Forest Dr
    Kenai, AK 99611
    (907) 283-0804
    8 K-5 260
  • Kenai Marathon School Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 5 students
    8.0 miles
    405 Marathon Rd
    Kenai, AK 99611
    (907) 335-3343
    8 7-12 5
  • Kenai Kenai Central High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 462 students
    8.3 miles
    9583 Kenai Spur Hwy
    Kenai, AK 99611
    (907) 283-2100
    8.3 9-12 462
  • Kenai Kenai Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 344 students
    8.4 miles
    201 Tinker Ln
    Kenai, AK 99611
    (907) 283-1700
    8.4 6-8 344

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