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North Star High School

Public | 9-12 | 1894 students

 

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2014:
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Posted October 14, 2014

After 4 years at the school and being graduated I can honestly say I wouldn't have wanted to attend any other school. I've made amazing connections with the teachers that I continue to be in contact with. They are always there for me even through college. They care so much about your learning and your well being outside of grades as well. It's a great atmosphere to grow. Once a Gator always a Gator!


Posted March 4, 2009

Great School. Very diverse not just racially but all around. Very nice people and great teachers who truly care about their students. Probably the best school in Lincoln, despite what people say about it
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2009

pretty good softball team, has ok teachers very friendly, can easily get lost at North Star
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2009

Im a military rep for North Star High School and have found the staff at this school to be extremely caring about thier students success. They truly care. The teachers in the Career Ed Dept are the best!


Posted October 9, 2007

Fantastic Cross Country and Track Coaches, intense teacher/student involvement, super communication! Highly talented Orchestra teacher.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Female54%
Male49%
Black, not Hispanic)38%
Asian74%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial55%
White, not Hispanic53%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch39%
Special education students10%
English language learners41%

Reading

All Students56%
Female66%
Male45%
Black, not Hispanic)37%
Asian57%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial59%
White, not Hispanic60%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch40%
Special education students7%
English language learners22%

Science

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black, not Hispanic)38%
Asian76%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial64%
White, not Hispanic66%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch48%
Special education students18%
English language learners33%

Writing

All Students65%
Female76%
Male55%
Black, not Hispanic)49%
Asian65%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial68%
White, not Hispanic70%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch53%
Special education students19%
English language learners21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 70%
Hispanic 15% 16%
Black 10% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Art teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Diving
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
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5801 North 33rd St
Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone: (402) 436-1305

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