North Star Elementary School

  • North Star Elementary School serves 439 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • North Star Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

North Star Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • North Star Elementary School's student population of 439 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students439 students
This chart display total students of North Star Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of North Star Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of North Star Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of North Star Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • North Star Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of North Star Elementary School is 0.86, which is more 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)#373 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of North Star Elementary School, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of 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)
20%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of 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 Ratio17:117:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of North Star Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
14%
23%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in North Star Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
17%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in North Star Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
15%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in North Star Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
11%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in North Star Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
11%
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in North Star Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
19%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in North Star Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
13%
11%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in North Star Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North Star Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.860.71
This chart display the diversity score of North Star Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in North Star Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
99%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Star Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review North Star Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Being a teacher has never been easy but changes in federal funding and legislation have made it harder than ever for public school teachers. Keep reading to learn more.
Say goodbye to mystery meat - and all other types of meat - at public school cafeterias that are embracing the Meatless Monday trend.
Growing cases of contaminated tap water at public schools around the country are raising more than eyebrows. Learn about whether or not public schools' tap water is safe to drink.