Nikiski North Star Elementary School

45600 Holt Lamplight Rd
Kenai, AK 99611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Nikiski North Star Elementary School serves 368 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Nikiski North Star Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 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%.

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 top 50% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • 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 School Rank (16-17)#204 out of 465 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
41%
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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 Score0.470.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
40%
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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

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