#85 High School in NE and #6 in Lancaster County

North Star High School

5801 N 33rd St, Lincoln, NE 68504

How Good is North Star High School?

Report Card

C- Academic Results
B Learning Enviroment
B School Safety
C Overall Grade

North Star High School is a high school in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is in Lancaster County. An enrollment of 2177 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs slightly below average when compared to other Nebraska schools. North Star High School received an overall grade of C from The School Review. When compared to other high schools, the school ranks 85 for Nebraska and 6 in Lancaster County.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


Standardized test scores and SAT participation, among other data points, are used to determine the academic score for a high school. For academics, North Star High School performs slightly below average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska and earned the grade of C- for this measure.

Source: NE Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C-
Test Performance Poor
AP/IB Participation Very Good
SAT/ACT Participation Fair

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing many factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. For learning environment, North Star High School performs average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska and earned the grade of B for this measure.

Students : Teacher
NE Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
NE Avg. 0%
New Teachers
NE Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade B
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Fair


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety grade. North Star High School performs average compared to other Nebraska high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B.

Safety Grade B
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Good
Physical Altercations Fair


The demographics of the student body at North Star High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when determining its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
NE Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
NE Avg. 33%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NE Avg. 41%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 2,177
Minority Students 884
Diversity Index 45
Students with Disablities 302
Economically Disadvantaged 57%
Limited English Proficiency 7%
Gifted Students 9%


High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Compare Nearby Schools

A few of the closest high schools to North Star High School are listed below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Lincoln, Nebraska schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Lincoln Northeast High School C C- B C
2 Lincoln High School C C B C-
3 Lincoln East High School A- A B+ B-
4 Lincoln Southeast High School B- B B- C+
5 Waverly High School A A- A+ A

North Star High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at North Star High School? 2177
  • Is North Star High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of C, which means it is slightly below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is North Star High School in? The school is located in Lancaster County.
  • How can I contact North Star High School? The school's number is (402) 436-1305.
  • Where is North Star High School? 5801 N 33rd St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68504

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Lincoln Northeast High School
2635 N 63rd St Lincoln, NE 68507
Lincoln High School
2229 J St Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln East High School
1000 S 70th St Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln Southeast High School
2930 S 37th St Lincoln, NE 68506
Waverly High School
13401 Amberly Rd Waverly, NE 68462