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Nikiski North Star Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 366 students

 

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Posted September 8, 2013

Our Daughter Went First Through Sixth. I Could Not Ask For A Better Single Parent School Experience. Thanks To Mrs. Barnes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

I am pleased with the staff that they have had over the last two acadamic school years. The principal there is kind,interested and involved in what is going on in their school. I have had one child attend from grade K-6, another from K - 5th; K-4 and one just starting Kindergarten and couldn't be more happy with results thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2004

I've had three children go to North Star and one of them went through 6th grade the other two went through 4th and 6th grade and now living in another state I can tell you that you are very fortunate to have the staff you have at N*
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

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

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students71%
Female78%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Special Education with Accomodation36%

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodation55%

Writing

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodation55%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Special Education with Accomodation36%

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodation38%

Science

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Special Education with Accomodation38%

Writing

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodation64%
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 Students75%
Female89%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodation9%

Reading

All Students78%
Female89%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Special Education with Accomodation9%

Writing

All Students77%
Female93%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodation27%
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 77% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Two or more races 8% 8%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 0% 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 59%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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45600 Holt Lamplight Rd
Nikiski, AK 99635
Phone: (907) 776-2600

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