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North Star Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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Posted May 14, 2014

North Star Elementary is a wonderful school! The teachers are amazing! Look up student scores and compare them to the rest of the state. It is always published that New Mexico scores are at the bottom, but compare North Star's scores to both the district scores and the state scores!


Posted May 2, 2014

This school is the best public elementary school in Albuquerque. It is also better than many private schoools. I am lucky that my child goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

The phone number listed is incorrect. the correct number for the school is: (505) 856-6578
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

North Star is an excellent school. The principal, staff and teachers all work hard to make it one of the best schools in Albuquerque. I wouldn't want to send my children to another elementary school. The principal, Mrs. Fascitelli, is responsive to suggestions. The school would not be what it is without her. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2013

The facility is great and has some good teachers, just depends on who your child gets. One if the school secretaries is outstanding the other acts like you bother her if you ask for help. The principle could use some upgrading. There is a lot of parent involvement which is what makes the students excel at this school. It is not comparable to a private school, don't let them fool you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

like to enroll our grandson into northstar elementary next year. would like information sent to me any any updates.


Posted November 7, 2010

I can't be more happy with my daughter school. The teacher is so nice, I come ones a week for an hour in a half to my daughter class and every time I end up so happy looking how great the teacher is with every kid. And the improve that I see on my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

I found this amazing school in Albuquerque, the facilities are brand new, there is more than 50% of the parents involve in the school. The environment with the other parents are really nice. I see how my daughter is learning, she goes so happy to school and the Teachers are very positive on her attitude, thing that I love!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

This school is a 'gem' in the dessert. If you live in the district - this school is everything you send your kids to private school for withOUT paying private school tuition. The facility is beautiful. The location is in quite residential area. The faculty are excited to be there. Granted anywhere you go there will be some teachers that you won't like for some reason - this school will not put up with 'bad' teachers because the PTA and parents are strong here. Go take a tour - see for yourself!
—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 51% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female98%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanic89%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities46%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities54%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities62%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities33%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 26%
Hispanic 27% 59%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 1%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
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 7%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9301 Ventura St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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