StarShine Academy

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 3535 East Mcdowell Road
       Phoenix, AZ  85008


 (602) 957-9557

 School Website

District: Starshine Academy


Student/teacher ratio:  n/a
Number of students:  221

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
57.0%
African American:
26.2%
White:
6.3%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.1%

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We updated the 2015-16 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, August 4, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, StarShine Academy ranked worse than 99.4% of elementary schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2014 the calculated Average Standard Score was 1.76. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (57%), African American (26.2%), White (6.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 56.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

StarShine Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks StarShine Academy 1045th of 1051 Arizona public elementary schools. (See StarShine Academy in the ranking list.)



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Rank History for StarShine Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 1.29 1070th 1075 0.5%
2012 22.30 1008th 1141 11.7%
2013 7.05 1133rd 1158 2.2%
2014 1.76 1073rd 1079 0.6%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for StarShine Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 21.14 671st 772 13.1%
2013 24.22 665th 787 15.5%
2014 2.26 686th 690 0.6%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for StarShine Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 14.75 412th 471 12.5%
2013 10.89 453rd 491 7.7%
2014 8.60 356th 394 9.6%
2016 13.41 370th 406 8.9%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education

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by a citizen
Saturday, August 4, 2012

Open Quote The Arizona State Charter Board unanimously denied this school its upcoming charter renewal application on May 14, 2012. The Charter Board minutes state irregularities with reporting and fingerprint clearance violations were in part the cause for this decision. On May 15, 2012, the owner and president laid off all faculty and nearly all staff due to lack of funds three weeks prior to the school year ending. They were asked to work for free through the rest of the academic year. The owner and president also put out an appeal for volunteers to come on campus and staff the school through the end of the academic calendar. In 2010-11, a number of teachers were also laid off before the end of the school year as well due to financial trouble the school had gotten into. It is sad that given the lack of confidence shown by the State Charter Board and the continuing financial instability that this school may continue to operate one more year on its existing charter. If I were given a choice of zero stars I would have chosen that. Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a teacher on FaceBook)
Friday, November 18, 2011

Open Quote The first StarShine Academy School was opened in 2002, with the mission to bring the very best of k-12 education to every child, using information from the most prestigious schools; "Realizing Dreams Through Education." Our desire was to produce outstanding, happy, creative, intelligent, engaged, citizens and to bring back the American Dream. Our schools, using the most current neuroscience and sociology, focus on academics, the environment, the arts, creative expression, financial literacy, executive protocol and self-discipline. Our students and teachers wear uniforms. Our parents are involved in our schools and their children's' futures. "Imagine if you could grow the world's best schools, where they've never grown before. Sow them like seeds through the countryside, into the cities, and across the planet. At StarShine Academy that's not just our dream, it's our mission." Our kids and teachers love the schools. Close Quote


Enrollment information for StarShine Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 9 0 0 70 0 n/a n/a 0 79
2005 16 1 0 80 1 n/a n/a 0 98
2006 14 0 0 91 3 n/a n/a 0 108
2007 18 1 0 89 2 n/a n/a 0 110
2008 39 0 0 83 4 n/a n/a 0 126
2009 19 7 0 88 8 n/a n/a 0 122
2010 21 7 0 86 4 n/a n/a 0 118
2011 17 6 0 74 6 0 0 0 103
2012 16 7 0 65 5 0 0 0 93
2013 33 27 1 164 7 0 3 0 235
2014 34 72 4 284 21 0 11 0 426
2015 31 64 4 207 8 0 11 0 325
2016 14 58 2 126 9 0 12 0 221

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at StarShine Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 79 n/a n/a 96.2
2005 98 n/a n/a 96.9
2006 108 n/a n/a 97.2
2007 110 n/a n/a 86.4
2008 126 n/a n/a 91.3
2009 122 n/a n/a 80.3
2010 118 n/a n/a 67.8
2011 103 n/a n/a 86.4
2012 93 n/a n/a 80.6
2013 235 n/a n/a 74.5
2014 426 n/a n/a 90.4
2015 325 n/a n/a 90.8
2016 221 n/a n/a 56.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio StarShine Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 79 n/a n/a 96.2
2005 98 n/a n/a 96.9
2006 108 n/a n/a 97.2
2007 110 n/a n/a 86.4
2008 126 n/a n/a 91.3
2009 122 n/a n/a 80.3
2010 118 n/a n/a 67.8
2011 103 n/a n/a 86.4
2012 93 n/a n/a 80.6
2013 235 n/a n/a 74.5
2014 426 n/a n/a 90.4
2015 325 n/a n/a 90.8
2016 221 n/a n/a 56.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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