Northern Lights Elementary School

1201 N 28th St
Superior, WI 54880
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Northern Lights Elementary School serves 442 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Northern Lights Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 442 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in WI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Northern Lights Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

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School Overview

Northern Lights Elementary School's student population of 442 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
442 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Northern Lights Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,984 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Northern Lights Elementary School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1653 out of 1984 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
13%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
76%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
15%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northern Lights Elementary School's ranking?
Northern Lights Elementary School is ranked #1653 out of 1,984 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What schools are Northern Lights Elementary School often compared to?
Northern Lights Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bryant Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average), while 24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% WI state average).
How many students attend Northern Lights Elementary School?
442 students attend Northern Lights Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Northern Lights Elementary School students are White, 15% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northern Lights Elementary School?
Northern Lights Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 13:1.
What grades does Northern Lights Elementary School offer ?
Northern Lights Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Northern Lights Elementary School part of?
Northern Lights Elementary School is part of Superior School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 442 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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