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North Star Elementary School

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Posted August 31, 2005

My son has been going to North Star for 5 years and I truly think is it is the best school on the island! The staff is very helpful and understanding of every child in their care. And as a parent I am thankful my son has had the chance to attend such a caring and educational school.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American82%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American82%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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 Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American90%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrant83%
Not migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrant100%
Not migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female89%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American80%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrant75%
Not migrant79%
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
White 44% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 23% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 6%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Two or more races 3% 8%
Black 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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