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North Star Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 363 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2012

im a student in middle school and most of my friends who went here were very under educated


Posted October 24, 2004

North Star is a wonderful school. The entire staff's involvement and commitment to our students is extraordinary. The personnel at North Star are committed to teaching our children. Everyone at North Star ensures that our children know they are indeed, 'Shining Stars'. I feel fortunate that my children are being taugh at North Star.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female77%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female79%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female77%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female46%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander16%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Female47%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female86%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female71%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female73%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female76%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 6%
White 19% 51%
Hispanic 17% 6%
Two or more races 13% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 23%
Black 10% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 10% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Anchorage, AK 99503
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