School Details

North Star Elementary School

8740 North Star Dr, Denver, CO 80221
(720) 972-5560
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 467 students 16 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

52%
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72%
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44%
51%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
49%
70%
70%
45%
69%
73%
21%
44%
51%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2011
  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
72%
72%
35%
64%
67%
37%
48%
52%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
40%
73%
71%
24%
60%
65%
25%
52%
56%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2011
  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
65%
66%
42%
65%
69%
21%
43%
47%
48%
56%
60%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
38%
64%
65%
43%
68%
71%
24%
49%
55%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • This school in 2011
  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Star Elementary School is a public elementary school in Thornton. 467 children attend North Star Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 90% of the 467 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at North Star Elementary School is 16:1. The Pinnacle Charter School Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 80% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 58%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 5%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 3 sons who attend North Star Elementary. Unfortunately one of my boys suffers from seperation anxiety. The staff here has gone ABOVE and BEYOND to help us feel safe and comfortable. Everyone is extremely understanding helpful and friendly. My other two sons are excelling in leaps and bounds. I am so thankful that my boys go to this school. I can't thank the staff enough for all they have done for my family. North Star has a strong principal/school leadership.

  • (3 years ago)

    Very disappointed with the school. So so glad that my child will not be attending this school next year! I wish I could have rated them on no stars. I think the principle is too involved and should stay out of certain situations. Oh and if your child has a reading issue and you ask for extra books to work with them at home forget it. You will be ignored by the teacher and the principle will belittle you and tell you that you have no clue how to teach your child how to read! If you have a choice where to send your child don't choose this school! You will just be frustrated with it every day!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a wonderful neighborhood school. A hidden treasure

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Norlth Star has been very good for my grandsons. Both of my grandsons are autistic and the hard work of North Star's special education program - the Rain Forest - have helped my grandsons perform to their highest potential. We have high hopes that the boys will continue to achieve. We totally expect them to become self-suffient adults who can contribute to society. When that happens we can thank North Star.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love North Star I went to school their. This year has been hard for me and my son isaiah I got divorced and dad moved out and Mrs Havliand has really been good to my son he has had a hard time and is angree alot. Thxs Mrs Havliand. Love Isaiah and April Allgood. Next year will be better can't wait...

  • (8 years ago)

    It seems like the Cinco De Mayo celebration has more of an attendance then anything. That always seems packed. However educational things that require parental support have such few participants and few parents. I find it to be quite sad. Everything always seems so disorganized. I am very fond of my daughters teacher but very disappointed with where school money goes.

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