North Star Elementary School

1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
North Star Elementary School serves 591 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
North Star Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 591 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

North Star Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

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Attribute

School Overview

North Star Elementary School's student population of 591 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
591 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

North Star Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of North Star Elementary School is 0.56, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#2 out of 196 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
24%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
19%
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Black
2%
30%
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White
62%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is North Star Elementary School's ranking?
North Star Elementary School is ranked #2 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Delaware.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend North Star Elementary School?
591 students attend North Star Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of North Star Elementary School students are White, 24% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of North Star Elementary School?
North Star Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does North Star Elementary School offer ?
North Star Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is North Star Elementary School part of?
North Star Elementary School is part of Red Clay Consolidated School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Teacher In-service, Schools Closed.
March 08, 2024 (Friday)
Spring Break: Schools and Offices Closed
March 29, 2024 (Friday)
Spring Break: Schools and Offices Closed
April 01, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break: Schools Closed, Offices Open
April 02, 2024 (Tuesday)
Teacher In-service, Schools Closed.
April 10, 2024 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 591 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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