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