Starr Elementary School

Summary:

Starr Elementary School is a public elementary school in Grand Island, Nebraska, serving 446 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Grand Island Public Schools district, which is ranked 196 out of 212 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Starr Elementary stands out for its significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (63.23%) compared to the state average of around 20%. However, the school consistently underperforms the state and district averages in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subjects. For example, in 2022-2023, only 36% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 63% and the district average of 44%. Additionally, Starr Elementary has a very high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 61.41% to 71.97% over the past three years, indicating a high concentration of students from low-income families.

Interestingly, the nearby Knickrehm Elementary School, Seedling Mile Elementary School, and Jefferson Elementary School also perform below the state averages in academic metrics, but generally outperform Starr Elementary. This suggests that the challenges faced by Starr Elementary may be systemic within the Grand Island Public Schools district. Despite having the highest spending per student among the nearby schools, ranging from $13,252 to $16,048 per student over the past four years, Starr Elementary's academic performance remains a concern, particularly for its Hispanic and English Language Learner student subgroups.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1800 S Adams Street
       Grand Island, NE  68801


(308) 385-5882

District: Grand Island Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
418th of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,048 Help


Students who attend Starr Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Barr Middle School
High:    Grand Island Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.1 Help
Number of students:  446

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
63.2%
White:
24.2%
African American:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Starr Elementary School ranks worse than 91.1% of elementary schools in Nebraska. It also ranks 11th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Grand Island Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (63.2%), White (24.2%), African American (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Grand Island Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Starr Elementary School is 18.1, which is the highest among 14 elementary schools in the Grand Island Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Starr Elementary School is $16,048, which is the 5th highest among 14 elementary schools in the Grand Island Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Starr Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Starr Elementary School 418th of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Starr Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Grand Island Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Grand Island Public Schools 196th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Starr Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Starr Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 30.62 336th 418 19.6%
2007 24.39 380th 430 11.6%
2008 42.42 377th 478 21.1%
2009 59.97 207th 471 56.1%
2010 28.16 446th 502 11.2%
2011 27.15 388th 473 18.0%
2012 24.37 406th 480 15.4%
2013 15.43 443rd 485 8.7%
2014 18.29 433rd 483 10.4%
2015 16.24 443rd 488 9.2%
2016 18.37 423rd 480 11.9%
2017 15.57 411th 459 10.5%
2018 34.66 318th 450 29.3%
2019 39.66 297th 452 34.3%
2021 20.40 371st 442 16.1%
2022 14.09 403rd 457 11.8%
2023 12.53 418th 459 8.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Starr Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.36 17th 60 71.7%
2023 27.73 61st 76 19.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Starr Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.95 179th 281 36.3%
2019 41.74 193rd 298 35.2%
2021 36.38 188th 264 28.8%
2022 25.73 203rd 259 21.6%
2023 33.68 230th 312 26.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Starr Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.64 224th 341 34.3%
2019 48.36 177th 349 49.3%
2021 21.96 268th 318 15.7%
2022 17.68 292nd 337 13.4%
2023 12.18 323rd 349 7.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Starr Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.59 284th 347 18.2%
2019 27.51 284th 367 22.6%
2021 17.29 289th 328 11.9%
2022 13.74 319th 356 10.4%
2023 19.89 305th 366 16.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Starr Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.43 58th 81 28.4%
2019 46.55 51st 90 43.3%
2021 35.82 49th 68 27.9%
2022 12.72 73rd 81 9.9%
2023 23.99 89th 108 17.6%
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Rank History for White students at Starr Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.69 223rd 391 43.0%
2019 47.01 197th 391 49.6%
2022 52.85 169th 388 56.4%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Starr Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 194 1 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 201
1989 194 0 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 199
1990 203 0 3 5 2 n/a n/a 0 213
1991 209 0 0 8 1 n/a n/a 0 218
1992 198 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 203
1993 215 0 4 11 0 n/a n/a 0 230
1994 200 0 3 17 3 n/a n/a 0 223
1995 214 6 5 35 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1996 214 6 5 35 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1997 214 1 5 35 1 n/a n/a 0 256
1998 158 0 10 40 0 n/a n/a 0 208
1999 156 0 8 22 3 n/a n/a 29 218
2000 159 0 6 66 2 n/a n/a 0 233
2001 159 0 25 69 1 n/a n/a 0 254
2002 134 27 3 112 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2003 134 27 3 112 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2004 129 27 2 113 0 n/a n/a 0 271
2005 118 20 2 105 1 n/a n/a 0 246
2006 106 17 3 104 1 n/a n/a 0 231
2007 105 11 1 126 2 n/a n/a 0 245
2008 99 12 1 127 1 n/a n/a 0 240
2009 98 16 0 137 1 n/a n/a 0 252
2010 84 12 0 166 1 n/a n/a 0 263
2011 89 12 0 188 0 0 7 0 296
2012 87 9 2 191 0 0 7 0 296
2013 70 16 1 170 1 0 9 0 267
2014 74 14 1 194 1 0 1 0 285
2015 66 16 1 161 2 1 2 0 249
2016 79 20 3 173 2 1 0 0 278
2017 78 23 4 174 3 1 0 0 283
2018 255 31 3 210 8 1 17 0 525
2019 247 35 2 229 9 1 13 0 536
2020 118 36 2 279 13 1 9 0 458
2021 99 33 0 276 2 0 15 0 425
2022 94 33 4 271 2 0 16 0 420
2023 108 32 3 282 3 0 18 0 446

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 Starr Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 201 9.8 20.5 19.9
1989 199 10.5 18.9 20.1
1990 213 11.5 18.5 20.7
1991 218 12.0 18.1 17
1992 203 12.0 16.9 22.2
1993 230 12.0 19.2 22.6
1994 223 13.4 16.6 24.7
1995 260 13.9 18.7 36.9
1996 260 13.9 18.7 36.9
1997 256 14.9 17.2 36.3
1998 208 13.9 15.0 41.3
1999 218 12.8 17.0 66.1
2000 233 15.5 15.0 67
2001 254 15.8 16.1 61
2002 276 18.4 15.0 69.2
2003 276 18.4 15.0 69.2
2004 271 16.6 16.3 79
2005 246 17.8 13.8 79.7
2006 231 18.7 12.4 81
2007 245 18.7 13.1 84.1
2008 240 18.7 12.8 77.1
2009 252 20.8 12.1 84.9
2010 263 21.9 11.9 87.5
2011 296 20.9 14.1 83.8
2012 296 21.0 14.0 84.8
2013 267 21.5 12.4 89.1
2014 285 21.9 12.9 90.9
2015 249 21.0 11.8 85.9
2016 278 20.0 13.9 88.5
2017 283 20.1 14.0 86.6
2018 525 32.6 16.0 66.5
2019 536 33.9 15.7 64.9
2020 458 30.2 15.1 74.9
2021 425 28.0 15.1 61.4
2022 420 26.0 16.1 62.1
2023 446 24.6 18.1 72

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Starr Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 201 9.8 20.5 19.9
1989 199 10.5 18.9 20.1
1990 213 11.5 18.5 20.7
1991 218 12.0 18.1 17
1992 203 12.0 16.9 22.2
1993 230 12.0 19.2 22.6
1994 223 13.4 16.6 24.7
1995 260 13.9 18.7 36.9
1996 260 13.9 18.7 36.9
1997 256 14.9 17.2 36.3
1998 208 13.9 15.0 41.3
1999 218 12.8 17.0 66.1
2000 233 15.5 15.0 67
2001 254 15.8 16.1 61
2002 276 18.4 15.0 69.2
2003 276 18.4 15.0 69.2
2004 271 16.6 16.3 79
2005 246 17.8 13.8 79.7
2006 231 18.7 12.4 81
2007 245 18.7 13.1 84.1
2008 240 18.7 12.8 77.1
2009 252 20.8 12.1 84.9
2010 263 21.9 11.9 87.5
2011 296 20.9 14.1 83.8
2012 296 21.0 14.0 84.8
2013 267 21.5 12.4 89.1
2014 285 21.9 12.9 90.9
2015 249 21.0 11.8 85.9
2016 278 20.0 13.9 88.5
2017 283 20.1 14.0 86.6
2018 525 32.6 16.0 66.5
2019 536 33.9 15.7 64.9
2020 458 30.2 15.1 74.9
2021 425 28.0 15.1 61.4
2022 420 26.0 16.1 62.1
2023 446 24.6 18.1 72

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 Starr Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,044 (9.4%) $9,015 (81.1%) $11,122
2020 $573 (4.3%) $10,917 (82.4%) $13,252
2021 $1,131 (7.5%) $12,012 (79.4%) $15,137
2022 $1,390 (9.0%) $11,896 (77.0%) $15,449
2023 $1,542 (9.6%) $11,506 (71.7%) $16,048

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Starr Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 297th of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 418th of 459 Elementary schools
 25.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Starr Elementary School)6436
 28%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Grand Island Public Schools)5044
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Starr Elementary School)6237
 25%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Grand Island Public Schools)4743
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Starr Elementary School)5442
 12%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Grand Island Public Schools)4942
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Starr Elementary School)4948
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Grand Island Public Schools)4446
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Starr Elementary School)4220
 22%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Grand Island Public Schools)4136
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Starr Elementary School)3534
 1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Grand Island Public Schools)4652
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Starr Elementary School)4654
 8%
   5th Grade Science (Grand Island Public Schools)5066
 16%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6876
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students536446
 16.8%
African American3532
 8.6%
American Indian93
 66.7%
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic229282
 23.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White247108
 56.3%
Two or More Races1318
 38.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.9%72%
 7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 446 students attended Starr Elementary School.

Students who attend Starr Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Barr Middle School
High : Grand Island Senior High School

Students at Starr Elementary School are 63% Hispanic, 24% White, 7% African American, 4% Two or more races.

Starr Elementary School ranks in the bottom 8.9% of Nebraska elementary schools.


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

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