North Star Elementary



North Star Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

North Star Elementary Students by Grade
PK 20
K 78
1 55
2 72
3 58
4 61
5 57
6 67
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

North Star Elementary is a public elementary school located in Anchorage, AK in the Anchorage School District. It enrolls 468 students in grades 1st through 12th. North Star Elementary is the 33rd largest public school in Alaska and the 25,060th largest nationally. It has 15.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 468
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 30.4
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 25,060th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 33rd out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 230th out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 15th out of 380

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North Star Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 261
(56%)
16,176
(52%)
 Female 207
(44%)
15,055
(48%)

North Star Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 82
(18%)
3,598
(12%)
 Asian 80
(17%)
3,039
(10%)
 Pacific Islander 77
(16%)
1,802
(6%)
 Two or More 70
(15%)
5,011
(16%)
 White 63
(13%)
13,271
(42%)
 Black 54
(12%)
1,760
(6%)
 American Indian 42
(9%)
2,750
(9%)

North Star Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 463
(99%)
13,621
(44%)
 Not Eligible 5
(1%)
16,603
(53%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
1,007
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 302 ranked schools in Alaska, North Star Elementary is ranked 2nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of North Star Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (98.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 54.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

North Star Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 424
2006 429
2007 365
2008 451
2009 440
2010 404
2011 363
2012 414
2013 424
2014 440
2015 468

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.5
2006 13.5
2007 12.2
2008 11.2
2009 14.3
2010 12.5
2011 11.7
2012 15.8
2013 16.4
2014 15.3
2015 15.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.86084905660377
2006 0.85081585081585
2007 1.027397260274
2008 0.81374722838137
2009 0.83636363636364
2010 0.91089108910891
2011 0.99173553719008
2012 0.99275362318841
2013 0.99292452830189
2014 0.83863636363636
2015 0.98931623931624

Compare North Star Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,540.0% 15.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 98.9%
 

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