North Star Academy Charter School

  • North Star Academy Charter School serves 3,989 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • North Star Academy Charter School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

Top Placements

North Star Academy Charter School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • North Star Academy Charter School's student population of 3,989 students has grown by 48% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 291 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students3,989 students
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Total Classroom Teachers291 teachers
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School Comparison

  • North Star Academy Charter School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of North Star Academy Charter School is 0.23, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#332 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
12%
26%
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Black
87%
16%
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White
n/a
46%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North Star Academy Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.230.69
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Graduation Rate≥95%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorth Star Academy Charter School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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North Star Academy is the best school I have ever attended. The dedication and support from the teachers and students push me to strive for my best. North Star Academy is a great school for someone who wants to make something out of their life, and attend the best college possible.
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