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Graham, WA
Students enrolled: 671

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7719 224th St East
Graham, WA 98338

(253) 683-8800
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August 20, 2014
So today I went in to register my daughter for kindergarten she's my first child and I am a mess about her going to school, with that said I want to thank the office staff especially the one that helped me today she was so informative and helpful she was nice and even showed us around the school because my daughter ask. I went in feeling very overwhelmed and am thankful to leave a little more at ease. Thankyou

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2014
North Star Elementary is AWESOME! If people are having issues, they need to stop blaming the staff and start taking responsibility of their own!

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2014
I read these amazing comments from various parents that say how wonderful this school is when actually these are soo untrue. I also have had many family members and children of my own travel through this school and the best thing that has happened was when they moved to middle school..This schools principal has always had issues with properly handling uncomfortable situations..so those of you who say such flawless reviews must work there..I will say that most of there teaching staff is above average..they have always concentrated more on discipline than education.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2014
I am a parent with two children in various grades at North Star and I have to say that I am beyond appalled by the negative reviews recently posted by other folks. The reviews by NO MEANS represent the true picture of this school. First of all, yes there has been a 48-hr stomach bug going around; my child was affected too and stayed out for two days. Secondly however, the principal of the school, whom I might add is a caring and popular educator, called this past week with an update on the outbreak, telling parents of the stomach bug and that the school, staff and district would take any precautions necessary to ensure cleanliness by nightly sweeps, encourage proper hygiene with the kids, and asked parents to please talk to their children about sanitizing, plus asked to keep them home if they display any symptoms. Why would any parent go out of their way and leave one-star feedback for a school otherwise proven to be caring, safe, bright and friendly, only because they feel that the school didn't "warn" them of a stomach virus? I can tell parents looking at this school for their kids that this is a wonderful place for education and fun alike with great teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2014
My kids have gone to and through North Star since 2001. I have never had any troubles and enjoy dealing with the staff and office support staff. Looking at the posts from parents below who gave a 1 star rating, if definitely the showing of a parent who has NO CLUE! How the school handled the outbreak was good. We all received calls giving a ton of info on what was happening at the school and what precautions were being taken. I called and the staff that answered the staff was very friendly and helpful and reassuring with my concerns. Maybe the parent who is concerned should answer the phone when the school calls! It is usually important if called the school and asked questions instead of making assumptions.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2014
I am concerned about the truthfulness of the managemrnt.staff at this school for the past week. This school has had a stomachs flu outbreak . In some classes over half of the students are out sick. . Wednesday so many children went home sick they canceled picture day..at one point they had sick children everywhere in the office waiting to go home.. my issue is that the school took no actions in notifying parents if This obviously apparent outbreak... The only reason I know is because one teacher with morals notified her parents with an email of the situation. I contacted several parents to pass the word. But no one but myself had received any news.. Very disappointed in the management of northstar...and there decision about the priority of our children's safety...:(

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2014
I have never been terrified about the school that my child attends, however I can honestly say that this is the worst school I have ever seen! My interactions with the staff were extremely unpleasant, and the principal Mrs. Hillius was even worse than the office staff. I can not believe the way this school operates. No wonder the principal has her daughter in a different district! That says alot about the quality of education in the district.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
Very caring teachers! My granddaughter loves it. The staff is very helpful in supplying divorced parents each with information they need.

- submitted by a community member

May 26, 2013
North Star is AMAZING! Both my girls are going there since Kindergarten, my older one is getting ready to finish 3rd Grade and my little one finishes up 1st grade. I have not had a single teacher in this school I did not like. The staff and educators are absolutely caring and kind, my daughters excel academically, they have lots of fun and many friends. The setting of this school is beautiful and uncrowded, transportation is reliable and safe, the PTA is very involved and puts forth a ton of effort. I cannot sing my praise high enough, my children are in the best hands possible at this school.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2011
My kids both started at this school this year one in Kindergarten and the other in 2nd grade. They both love their teachers and my son is learning a lot. My daughter is learning as well but because Kindergarten is only 1/2 day she is not learning as much as my son did in his full day Kindergarten class. The office staff is very friendly and always willing to help me with any problems/concerns/ questions I may have. My only complaint is with the district some schools in the district have all day Kindergarten and the parents do not need to pay yet others; like this school the parents have to pay if they want their children to attend all day. I feel this sets unfair advantages for students attending the free all day Kindergarten within the SAME school district.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2011
My daughter has gone to North star for 2 years now, we are very sad that we will be moving out of their boundary this summer.

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2011
My daughter is in kindergarten and she loves it. We love her teacher. however the office staff is rude whenever i call for anything. At first I just thought they were having a bad day. After a year of calling and dealing with these people they are just uncaring or they hate their job. It seems as though helping me with anything is a waste of their time. I find it really discouraging and want to move my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 20, 2009
I am very thankful both my children attend this school. The staff is very proactive and helpful. They communicate effectively with parents by sending monthly newsletters, and most teachers have developed a classroom website. I feel such a positive energy when I walk into the school. My kids have enjoyed all of their teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 07, 2009
So far so good, my son has been there for a couple years. My wife wants to put him in one of theses charter schools, but I am resistant.I feel continuity is more important than some artsy teaching style. He loves it there, and the facility is like new.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2008
I was a North Star huskie for only kindergarten. But I must say that this school had the friendliest staff you could ever ask for. Especially Mrs. Fries. The staff was very helpful the students. They definately helped you academically where you needed it the most. I was very sad when I had to move away. But overall this school was the best school any student could ask for.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 01, 2008
We just recently moved to Oregon, but I wanted to put in my 2 cents worth on North Star. My daughter LOVED this school! She went for kindergarten and almost all of 1st grade, and was very sad to move. As a parent, I thought the staff was helpful and informative. We especially loved Mrs. Fries, who is one of the 1st grade teachers. She has the patience of a saint and is one fabulous teacher. I agree about the school needed a more diverse population, but what can the school itself really do if thats not an option in the community itself. All in all, I would highly recommend North Star for your kids...you won't be disappointed. Heather B.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 15, 2006
Great staff, good communication, beautiful new building.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2006
Although the school is very well kept. I find it has a lack of diversity in student population creating a barrier for learning. The school academics are adequate however, a hostile environment is created when you a have a dominant ethnic group with a lack of educated staff and students on multi-culturlism. I would like to see a more integrated school. I may be living in a pipe dream. Overall I give the school a B for academics and appearance as well as efficiency. I give the Cafateria Breakfast an F. The food selection has very little nutritional value. I know I have had breakfast with my child at school on numerous occasions and it was horrible. Understand that this is my opinion and only my opinion.

- submitted by a parent

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North Star Elementary School
7719 224th St East, Graham, WA  98338
(253) 683-8800
Last modified North Star Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Star Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top