North Star Academy

Public, Charter K-8

 16700 Keystone Blvd
       Parker, CO  80134-3544


(303) 471-6677

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
42nd of 921 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,075 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  18.2
Number of students:  654

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.0%
Asian:
13.0%
Hispanic:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.1%

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Compare Details North Star Academy ranks better than 95.4% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 7th among 58 ranked elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.79. (See more...)
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Compare Details North Star Academy ranks better than 96.9% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.85. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67%), Asian (13%), Hispanic (11.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Star Academy is 18.2. 53 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Star Academy is $9,075. 50 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1 spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

North Star Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks North Star Academy 42nd of 921 Colorado public elementary schools. (See North Star Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks North Star Academy 14th of 448 Colorado public middle schools. (See North Star Academy in the ranking list.)

Douglas County School District No. Re 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Douglas County School District No. Re 1 6th of 102 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for North Star Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2009 78.18 173rd 872 80.2%
2010 85.54 100th 925 89.2%
2011 86.23 99th 935 89.4%
2012 90.28 55th 935 94.1%
2013 90.28 51st 954 94.7%
2014 84.18 119th 962 87.6%
2015 76.59 190th 938 79.7%
2016 78.43 161st 914 82.4%
2017 81.82 143rd 929 84.6%
2018 87.69 92nd 917 90.0%
2019 85.82 111th 965 88.5%
2021 83.75 117th 710 83.5%
2022 93.79 42nd 921 95.4%

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

Rank History for North Star Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
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2009 64.48 130th 377 65.5%
2010 84.20 50th 409 87.8%
2011 84.15 47th 422 88.9%
2012 86.88 42nd 425 90.1%
2013 88.07 43rd 454 90.5%
2014 93.30 18th 461 96.1%
2015 85.00 47th 436 89.2%
2016 85.21 36th 400 91.0%
2017 89.50 37th 424 91.3%
2018 91.69 22nd 418 94.7%
2019 87.47 43rd 458 90.6%
2021 90.62 28th 369 92.4%
2022 95.85 14th 448 96.9%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Open Quote We have been very happy with North Star Academy since enrolling our child for Kindergarten. He is now in the 1st grade and has really excelled.

We have been very happy with the school because of their individual attention given to the students, the small class sizes, and the curriculum.

North Star focuses on helping the children to develop academically and to improve their character, which is an important point for us.

We are very happy with North Star and we would recommend NSA to friends and family. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Open Quote Great school with rigorous academics. The recent addition of ability grouping and extra curricular activities has added to this wonderful school. The character education and Spanish program sets NSA apart as an ideal school of choice. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Open Quote We have been going to North Star Academy for 7 years now and we have learned so much. In NSA we are taught a grade level above and pushed to the limit of our learning capacity. We love and are going to miss it after are last year here as 8th graders at North Star Academy. Thanks for everything NSA! We love you! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, September 13, 2010

Open Quote Great school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for North Star Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 316 9 28 25 3 n/a n/a 0 381
2008 347 4 34 28 1 n/a n/a 0 414
2009 405 5 36 27 0 n/a n/a 0 473
2010 469 8 38 33 0 n/a n/a 0 548
2011 449 13 34 63 1 2 25 0 587
2012 463 15 23 71 1 2 20 0 595
2013 489 9 37 82 1 1 32 0 651
2014 494 11 38 90 1 1 34 0 669
2015 487 8 36 96 1 0 42 0 670
2016 482 9 44 95 1 1 33 0 665
2017 492 10 49 92 2 0 36 0 681
2018 490 12 62 82 1 2 33 0 682
2019 467 11 69 83 2 0 39 0 671
2020 453 13 83 78 2 0 38 0 667
2021 438 16 85 78 0 0 37 0 654

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 North Star Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 381 20.9 18.2 n/a
2008 414 25.2 16.4 n/a
2009 473 24.1 19.6 0
2010 548 31.4 17.4 0
2011 587 32.5 18.0 0
2012 595 36.0 16.4 0
2013 651 37.7 17.2 2.3
2014 669 39.1 17.1 0
2015 670 36.0 18.6 3.4
2016 665 34.0 19.5 5.1
2017 681 35.5 19.1 5
2018 682 34.7 19.6 5.4
2019 671 35.3 19.0 4.9
2020 667 34.9 19.1 4
2021 654 35.8 18.2 4.1

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 North Star Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 381 20.9 18.2 n/a
2008 414 25.2 16.4 n/a
2009 473 24.1 19.6 0
2010 548 31.4 17.4 0
2011 587 32.5 18.0 0
2012 595 36.0 16.4 0
2013 651 37.7 17.2 2.3
2014 669 39.1 17.1 0
2015 670 36.0 18.6 3.4
2016 665 34.0 19.5 5.1
2017 681 35.5 19.1 5
2018 682 34.7 19.6 5.4
2019 671 35.3 19.0 4.9
2020 667 34.9 19.1 4
2021 654 35.8 18.2 4.1

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for North Star Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $9,075 (100.0%) $9,075

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on North Star Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 111th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 42nd of 921 Elementary schools
 6.9%
Ranks 43rd of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 14th of 448 Middle schools
 6.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Star Academy)64.375.3
 11%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)5257.4
 5.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.340.7
 0.6%
3rd Grade Math (North Star Academy)62.975.3
 12.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)52.659.6
 7%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4139.4
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (North Star Academy)77.676.3
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)5959.2
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4844.1
 3.9%
4th Grade Math (North Star Academy)51.361.8
 10.5%
   4th Grade Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)44.747.6
 2.9%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.630.7
 2.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (North Star Academy)7468.8
 5.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)59.160.7
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.445.4
 3%
5th Grade Math (North Star Academy)47.260.8
 13.6%
   5th Grade Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)44.851.4
 6.6%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.734.9
 0.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (North Star Academy)68.188.4
 20.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)60.363.2
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643
 0.6%
6th Grade Math (North Star Academy)43.558
 14.5%
   6th Grade Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)45.143.8
 1.3%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.526.3
 3.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (North Star Academy)7983.9
 4.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)56.758.9
 2.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.541.8
 4.7%
7th Grade Math (North Star Academy)64.556.5
 8%
   7th Grade Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)43.543.1
 0.4%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.625.1
 6.5%
8th Grade Science (North Star Academy)67.348.4
 18.9%
   8th Grade Science (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)41.937.3
 4.6%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.526.4
 5.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (North Star Academy)61.580.4
 18.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)52.558.7
 6.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.943.9
 3%
8th Grade Math (North Star Academy)56.962.7
 5.8%
   8th Grade Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)48.848
 0.8%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.4
 4.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (North Star Academy)71.178.3
 7.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)56.759.7
 3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.2
 2.6%
All Grades Math (North Star Academy)5462.8
 8.8%
   All Grades Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)46.549
 2.5%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.731.5
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students671654
 2.5%
African American1116
 45.5%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian6985
 23.2%
Hispanic8378
 6%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races3937
 5.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients4.9%4.1%
 0.8%




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