North Star Academy Charter School of Newark

9/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
58
Grades
K-12
Students
3,403
Type
Public charter
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Academics
10/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Good news!

Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Science
93%
State avg: 84%
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Biology I
81%
State avg: 58%
English
72%
State avg: 46%
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6/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
87%
State avg: 90%
AP course participation
27%
State avg: 16%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
73%
State avg: 77%
10/10
Student progress

Good news!

Students at this school are making far more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

High student progress (also known as student growth) means different things, depending on the school's test scores.

High progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but the school is doing a great job at supporting their academic growth compared to most other schools.

High progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is a doing an excellent job at supporting academic growth compared to most other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school's success.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
Black
89%
White
5%
Hispanic
3%
Asian
2%
Two or more races
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
11 :1
State avg: 12 :1
Students per counselor
906 :1
State avg: 419 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
48%
State avg: 11%
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58 Reviews
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Neighborhood
10 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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