10 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
North Star Academy Charter School serves 4,866 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
North Star Academy Charter School placed in the top 30% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

North Star Academy Charter School's student population of 4,866 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 283 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
4,866 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
283 teachers
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School Rankings

North Star Academy Charter School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of North Star Academy Charter School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#472 out of 2221 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
96%
29%
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Black
4%
15%
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White
n/a
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
90%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in North Star Academy Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Star Academy Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 4,866 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08 (Btm 50%)

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