School Details

North Star Central Elementary School

1215 Morris Ave, Boswell, PA 15531
(814) 629-5627
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 415 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
91%
80%
85%
85%
74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • North Star School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
94%
83%
91%
91%
72%
91%
91%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • North Star School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Star Central Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jenner Township. The principal of North Star Central Elementary School is Mrs Dawn Maluchnick. 415 students go to North Star Central Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 52% of the 415 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at North Star Central Elementary School is 11:1. Conemaugh Township Area Primary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 98%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.3%
Hispanic 0.5% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I struggle with this review being a parent of two elementary students on different ends of the spectrum. My oldest child exceeds the scholastics in the attended grade with peers of the same age. This child is haulted due to sloppy handwriting and socializing with the appropriate age group. There is no gifted program. This makes for a very bored non-challanged student. My younger child struggles with the basics in class. Excessive home work merely adds to the issues. I feel a tutor or one on one teaching may help. None in which the school agrees to do. My feelings of this school are simply put... In a poor community and district it seems you get what is paid for. Facility that is mediocre at best. For middle of the road students this works fine. Add a learning issue or challenge and you have issues. Try addressing these issues and you have additional issues for your children. I'm at a loss of where to go next. This is all very unfortunate.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools