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Nikiski North Star Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 421 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 75% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
65%

2008

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
68%

2008

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
73%

2008

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American<=40%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female76%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American<=40%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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%
Female78%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=75%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American67%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female56%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial<=40%
Native American56%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=75%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students91%
Female>=90%
Male>=80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female85%
Male>=80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students92%
Female90%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=80%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged>=90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities>=80%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=80%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female>=90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=80%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged>=90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 23%
Two or more races 5% 7%
Asian 2% 6%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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