North Star Elementary School

Serves grades KG - 5

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
7719 224th Street East
Graham, WA 98338
Phone
(253) 683-8800
District
BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
PIERCE COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
468
Classroom Teachers
26

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Washington

6

(10 is best)

Better than 52.1% of WA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

7

(10 is best)

North Star Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 53 57
Proficiency in Reading 48 56
Proficiency in Math 57 59

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 50 56
Proficiency in Reading 55 58
Proficiency in Math 44 55

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 61 55
Proficiency in Reading 64 60
Proficiency in Math 58 49

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 17.88
AVG FOR DISTRICT 19.52
AVG FOR STATE 18.76
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 0 0.0%
Kindergarten 61 13.0%
Grade 1 80 17.1%
Grade 2 83 17.7%
Grade 3 81 17.3%
Grade 4 75 16.0%
Grade 5 88 18.8%
Grade 6 0 0.0%
Total 468 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 70.6% 62.7% 59.9%
Black 4.9% 8.6% 4.8%
Hispanic 15.8% 18.7% 24.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.4% 4.8% 8.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 4.2% 5.3% 2.7%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 56.8% 55.9% 43.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 43.8% 43.1% 36.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 13.0% 12.7% 6.8%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 110,319 7,535,591
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 580.6 111
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.9% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.5% 18.7%
20-44 YEARS OLD 34.7% 34.5%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.1% 26.2%
65 OR OLDER 10.7% 14.4%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 37,179 2,804,013
Single Parent Households With Children 11.5% 9.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.7% 90.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 34.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 8.6% 14.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.9% 16.4%
$75,000 - $99,999 17.3% 13.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 24.4% 18.1%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.8% 16.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 8.9% 11.8%
$15,000 or less 6.2% 9.4%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,825 $110,331,325 49.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $843 $15,967,263 7.2%
Staff $944 $17,880,304 8.0%
General Administration $58 $1,098,578 0.5%
School Administration $749 $14,186,809 6.4%
Operation $871 $16,497,611 7.4%
Transportation $572 $10,834,252 4.9%
Other $416 $7,879,456 3.5%
Total Support $4,454 $84,363,214 37.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,498 $28,373,618 12.7%
Total Expenditures $11,776 $223,049,216 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,390 $7,052,970,385 46.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $782 $862,708,347 5.7%
Staff $866 $955,441,191 6.3%
General Administration $121 $133,917,706 0.9%
School Administration $676 $746,070,772 4.9%
Operation $966 $1,066,544,379 7.1%
Transportation $413 $456,304,766 3.0%
Other $537 $593,031,846 3.9%
Total Support $4,361 $4,813,720,535 31.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,952 $3,258,008,788 21.5%
Total Expenditures $13,703 $15,124,771,792 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%