School Details

North Star Elementary School

9301 Ventura St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 880-3744
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 706 students 16 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

83%
52%
51%
92%
56%
55%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
45%
45%
83%
49%
46%
87%
55%
53%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
44%
43%
81%
53%
51%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Star Elementary School is a public elementary school. 706 children attend North Star Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 7% of the 706 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at North Star Elementary School is 16:1. Dennis Chavez Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 22%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 27% 66%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 2%
Asian 10% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    North Star Elementary is a wonderful school! The teachers are amazing! Look up student scores and compare them to the rest of the state. It is always published that New Mexico scores are at the bottom but compare North Star's scores to both the district scores and the state scores!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the best public elementary school in Albuquerque. It is also better than many private schoools. I am lucky that my child goes there.

  • (1 year ago)

    The phone number listed is incorrect. the correct number for the school is (505) 856-6578

  • (1 year ago)

    North Star is an excellent school. The principal staff and teachers all work hard to make it one of the best schools in Albuquerque. I wouldn't want to send my children to another elementary school. The principal Mrs. Fascitelli is responsive to suggestions. The school would not be what it is without her. Highly recommended!

  • (2 years ago)

    The facility is great and has some good teachers just depends on who your child gets. One if the school secretaries is outstanding the other acts like you bother her if you ask for help. The principle could use some upgrading. There is a lot of parent involvement which is what makes the students excel at this school. It is not comparable to a private school don't let them fool you.

  • (2 years ago)

    like to enroll our grandson into northstar elementary next year. would like information sent to me any any updates.

  • (4 years ago)

    I found this amazing school in Albuquerque the facilities are brand new there is more than 50% of the parents involve in the school. The environment with the other parents are really nice. I see how my daughter is learning she goes so happy to school and the Teachers are very positive on her attitude thing that I love!

  • (4 years ago)

    I can't be more happy with my daughter school. The teacher is so nice I come ones a week for an hour in a half to my daughter class and every time I end up so happy looking how great the teacher is with every kid. And the improve that I see on my daughter.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a 'gem' in the dessert. If you live in the district - this school is everything you send your kids to private school for withOUT paying private school tuition. The facility is beautiful. The location is in quite residential area. The faculty are excited to be there. Granted anywhere you go there will be some teachers that you won't like for some reason - this school will not put up with 'bad' teachers because the PTA and parents are strong here. Go take a tour - see for yourself!

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