525 Independence Dr.
Jackson, CA 95642
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
North Star Independent Study serves 66 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
North Star Independent Study placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equal to the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 66 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 60-79% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

North Star Independent Study's student population of 66 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
66 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
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School Rankings

North Star Independent Study is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of North Star Independent Study is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#5843 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1
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American Indian
4%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
29%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
61%
22%
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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
0.54
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Graduation Rate
60-79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 66 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 60-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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