North Star Elementary

Public K-5

 7719 224th Street East
       Graham, WA  98338-9216


(253) 800-8800

District: Bethel School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
401st of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,026 Help

Students who attend North Star Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bethel Middle School
High:    Bethel High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6
Number of students:  452

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
92.7%
Measles:
95.6%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
52.2%
Two or more races:
18.4%
Hispanic:
18.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.3%

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Compare Details North Star Elementary ranks better than 65.7% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 4th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Bethel School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at North Star Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52.2%), two or more races (18.4%), Hispanic (18.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Star Elementary is 12.6, which is the 5th best among 17 elementary schools in the Bethel School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Star Elementary is $12,026, which is the 6th highest among 17 elementary schools in the Bethel School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

North Star Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks North Star Elementary 401st of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See North Star Elementary in the ranking list.)

Bethel School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bethel School District 129th of 245 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for North Star Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.42 916th 1026 10.7%
2005 38.51 680th 1031 34.0%
2006 53.59 498th 1051 52.6%
2007 44.64 628th 1069 41.3%
2008 63.12 399th 1067 62.6%
2009 62.43 398th 1072 62.9%
2010 40.20 695th 1088 36.1%
2011 39.91 705th 1092 35.4%
2012 36.95 767th 1097 30.1%
2013 50.96 584th 1106 47.2%
2015 41.54 642nd 1067 39.8%
2016 55.38 476th 1053 54.8%
2017 41.22 637th 1056 39.7%
2018 51.17 516th 1054 51.0%
2019 51.02 569th 1136 49.9%
2021 51.11 480th 1107 56.6%
2022 62.67 401st 1169 65.7%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Open Quote I've had 3 of my kids in this school my youngest just started this year and I have never liked a school so much. I love the staff and have many teachers who know my older kids and ask my youngest how they are doing!! Over all I am glad my kids went and go to North Star Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Open Quote I've had 3 of my kids in this school my youngest just started this year and I have never liked a school so much. I love the staff and have many teachers who know my older kids and ask my youngest how they are doing!! Over all I am glad my kids went and go to North Star Close Quote



Enrollment information for North Star Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 470 13 32 15 12 n/a n/a 0 542
2001 466 13 39 21 16 n/a n/a 0 555
2002 510 15 41 14 15 n/a n/a 0 595
2003 510 15 41 14 15 n/a n/a 0 595
2004 539 25 41 29 14 n/a n/a 0 648
2005 523 32 47 30 21 n/a n/a 0 653
2006 520 34 39 39 17 n/a n/a 0 649
2007 482 42 38 52 16 n/a n/a 0 630
2008 475 44 40 68 12 n/a n/a 0 639
2009 456 45 41 64 12 n/a n/a 0 618
2010 389 62 44 71 20 n/a n/a 0 586
2011 438 55 43 58 16 14 32 0 656
2012 443 43 39 76 12 19 39 0 671
2013 362 44 30 74 7 13 48 0 578
2014 311 18 23 66 6 19 47 0 490
2015 332 22 13 59 3 9 53 0 491
2016 298 25 11 63 3 9 74 0 483
2017 286 20 18 64 3 14 63 0 468
2018 295 23 11 68 3 15 66 0 481
2019 271 27 14 69 3 16 77 0 477
2020 255 26 12 80 6 17 94 0 490
2021 236 20 13 82 3 15 83 0 452

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 542 25.8 21.0 n/a
2001 555 27.2 20.4 n/a
2002 595 31.5 18.9 31.6
2003 595 31.5 18.9 31.6
2004 648 34.0 19.1 33.2
2005 653 33.6 19.4 29.6
2006 649 33.6 19.3 27.1
2007 630 32.6 19.3 32.9
2008 639 32.4 19.7 35.1
2009 618 32.4 19.1 33.5
2010 586 28.1 20.7 42.7
2011 656 32.3 20.2 27.9
2012 671 31.8 21.0 48.1
2013 578 28.6 20.1 33
2014 490 n/a n/a 43.5
2015 491 32.0 15.3 46.4
2016 483 30.0 16.1 41.6
2017 468 26.1 17.8 56.8
2018 481 28.9 16.6 44.5
2019 477 31.5 15.1 47.6
2020 490 34.2 14.2 49.4
2021 452 35.8 12.6 47.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio North Star Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 542 25.8 21.0 n/a
2001 555 27.2 20.4 n/a
2002 595 31.5 18.9 31.6
2003 595 31.5 18.9 31.6
2004 648 34.0 19.1 33.2
2005 653 33.6 19.4 29.6
2006 649 33.6 19.3 27.1
2007 630 32.6 19.3 32.9
2008 639 32.4 19.7 35.1
2009 618 32.4 19.1 33.5
2010 586 28.1 20.7 42.7
2011 656 32.3 20.2 27.9
2012 671 31.8 21.0 48.1
2013 578 28.6 20.1 33
2014 490 n/a n/a 43.5
2015 491 32.0 15.3 46.4
2016 483 30.0 16.1 41.6
2017 468 26.1 17.8 56.8
2018 481 28.9 16.6 44.5
2019 477 31.5 15.1 47.6
2020 490 34.2 14.2 49.4
2021 452 35.8 12.6 47.3

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

North Star Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201687.2%0.0%0.0%3.8%91.0%93.6%93.6%91.0%96.2%93.6%
201795.3%0.0%0.0%3.1%0.0%96.9%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%
201892.6%1.2%0.0%3.7%1.2%95.1%93.8%95.1%93.8%93.8%93.8%
201992.7%0.0%0.0%5.9%1.5%94.1%92.7%97.1%94.1%95.6%92.7%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

North Star Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201996.1%0.2%0.0%2.5%97.8%97.8%98.2%97.1%97.5%97.8%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for North Star Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $902 (6.1%) $13,830 (93.9%) $14,732
2020 $527 (4.4%) $11,499 (95.6%) $12,026

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

Impact of COVID-19 on North Star Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 569th of 1136 Elementary schoolsRanks 401st of 1169 Elementary schools
 15.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Star Elementary)55.151.2
 3.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)61.146.2
 14.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)55.447.4
 8%
3rd Grade Math (North Star Elementary)61.851.2
 10.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Bethel School District)66.447.8
 18.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5849.1
 8.9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (North Star Elementary)64.751.4
 13.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)60.446.8
 13.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.948.9
 8%
4th Grade Math (North Star Elementary)57.658.3
 0.7%
   4th Grade Math (Bethel School District)57.344.2
 13.1%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)5445.5
 8.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (North Star Elementary)57.854.9
 2.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)63.250.8
 12.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)60.451.6
 8.8%
5th Grade Math (North Star Elementary)38.947.6
 8.7%
   5th Grade Math (Bethel School District)5137.5
 13.5%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)48.338
 10.3%
5th Grade Science (North Star Elementary)45.654.9
 9.3%
   5th Grade Science (Bethel School District)50.646.2
 4.4%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)53.250
 3.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (North Star Elementary)59.152.5
 6.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Bethel School District)58.347.7
 10.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.650.7
 8.9%
All Grades Math (North Star Elementary)52.752.1
 0.6%
   All Grades Math (Bethel School District)46.232
 14.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.937.7
 11.2%
All Grades Science (North Star Elementary)45.654.9
 9.3%
   All Grades Science (Bethel School District)41.439.4
 2%
   All Grades Science (Washington)46.742.7
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students477452
 5.2%
African American2720
 25.9%
American Indian33
Asian1413
 7.1%
Hispanic6982
 18.8%
Pacific Islander1615
 6.3%
Two or More Races7783
 7.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.6%47.3%
 0.2%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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