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North Star Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 523 students

 

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Posted September 24, 2013

North Star Elementary School has proven to become a better school then I ever seen through the passed two years my son started. His grades has been in the 'A's level, his participation activities has gotten better, all this because the instructors (teachers) are doing an outstanding professional job. The caring and development academic to their students have built an enjoyable environment to every child at North Star. From other students that I have conversed about not wanting to leave North Star, my son says the same, now and regrets going to his previous school. As for us, we are very proud of his accomplishments and on his behaviory has developed outstanding, something that his previous school didn't performed. With his ADHD, North Star, has proven that their expertise in that area, mending that all Neurobiological Disorder students are well cared and taught through their academic areas; to succeed their future Education. When they need more information to this Disorders, they seek out assistance and preform their task in caring for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

I love this school. Teachers are caring and involved, not afraid to make my child accountable and responsible for her success. She has made my child's love of learning go beyond the classroom. She wants to learn and makes it her job to explore new concepts and I truly believe it is because of the teachers she has had at North Star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

This school is horrible the principal has no leadership and there is no parent or teacher involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

1st day of school for the 2008-2009 School Year was very unorganized. Especially for the 1st and 2nd graders. I was hearing contrtadictory announcements on where the kids were lining up to meet their new teachers. I was on my way to the gym, and the announcement came to 'line up outside.' My first thought was, 'where outside?' The announcement could have specified a location to meet, just something as simple as out back, behind the school, the hallway number... something besides just saying 'outside.' Outside is pretty big, and VERY vague. It's not like they couldn't have spent some of that in-service time planning out how the kids were going to meet up with the teachers, you know getting organized and stuff...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

Four of my children currently attend North Star Elementary in El Paso, TX. Although fairly new, this school has provided my kids with the confidence and skill to improve themselves as students and people. I have personally seen the positive transformation my fourth-grade son has gone through thanks to his fourth grade teacher. Thank you North Star Elementary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

The students have great pride in their school and the teachers seem geniunely involved in the students' education. Parental involvement seems high.
—Submitted by an administrator


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female94%
Male77%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education40%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education20%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education75%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education86%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education71%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students93%
Female100%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingual83%

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingual71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 77% 52%
White 12% 29%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 24%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 12%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MARITZA BALDERRAMA
Fax number
  • (915) 822-9386

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
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5950 Sean Haggerty Drive
El Paso, TX 79924
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