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North Star High School

Public | 9-12 | 1879 students

 

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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 56% in 2012.

421 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

421 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2012.

419 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

418 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students51%
Female53%
Male48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic56%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch41%

Reading

All Students57%
Female61%
Male53%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic63%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch47%
Special education studentsn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
White, not Hispanic68%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female60%
Male49%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic62%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 62% 71%
Hispanic 15% 16%
Black 10% 7%
Asian 8% 2%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • 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
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5801 North 33rd St
Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone: (402) 436-1305

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