Northstar Elementary School

407 W Larson
Knoxville, IA 50138
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 (1 review)
Northstar Elementary School serves 412 students in grades 3-5.
Northstar Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa 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 68% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Northstar Elementary School's student population of 412 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students412 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Rankings

Northstar Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northstar Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#871 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
91%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.170.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKnoxville Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Northstar Elementary School is Knoxville High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Knoxville Middle School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Knoxville Knoxville Middle School Math: 69% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 387 students
    0.8 miles
    102 N Lincoln
    Knoxville, IA 50138
    (641) 842-3315
    0.8 6-8 387
  • Knoxville West Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 417 students
    1.0 miles
    306 S Park Lane Dr
    Knoxville, IA 50138
    (641) 842-2185
    1 PK-2 417
  • Knoxville Knoxville High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 509 students
    1.2 miles
    1811 W Madison
    Knoxville, IA 50138
    (641) 842-2173
    1.2 9-12 509
  • Melcher Dallas Melcher-dallas Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 233 students
    9.5 miles
    1003 E Park St
    Melcher Dallas, IA 50062
    (641) 947-3151
    9.5 PK-6 233
  • Pleasantville Pleasantville Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 346 students
    9.7 miles
    414 Jones St
    Pleasantville, IA 50225
    (515) 848-0566
    9.7 PK-5 346

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