Nikiski North Star Elementary School

45600 Holt Lamplight Rd
Nikiski, AK 99635
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Nikiski North Star Elementary School serves 381 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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 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 381 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students381 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Nikiski North Star Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Nikiski North Star Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Nikiski North Star Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
11%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
71%
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Nikiski North Star Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
15%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Nikiski North Star Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.470.71
This chart display the diversity score of Nikiski North Star Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Nikiski North Star Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nikiski North Star Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKenai Peninsula Borough School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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