605 W Fireweed Ln
Anchorage, AK 99503
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
North Star Elementary School serves 439 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

North Star Elementary School ranks 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 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
439 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 Teachers
26 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 Rankings

North Star Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#390 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of North Star Elementary School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
39%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
42%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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
16%
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
14%
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
12%
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
14%
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 Score
0.86
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 Lunch
100%
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
100%
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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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
Rate this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
New Study Confirms That Private Schools Are No Better Than Public Schools
New Study Confirms That Private Schools Are No Better Than Public Schools
The results of a new study show that private school education may be no better than public school education. Keep reading to learn more about this study and to learn how to make the right choice between private and public school education for your child.
Parents Refuse Common Core Testing
Parents Refuse Common Core Testing
Parents nationwide are opting out of state testing. Hoping to send a message to lawmakers, they are refusing to allow their children to take standardized tests.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.86 (Top 1%)

Quick Links