NORTH STAR ACADEMY

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400 DUANE ST
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94062
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Phone: 650-482-5973
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Redwood City Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher: 30:1
  • Students/Grade: 90
  • Number Students: 540
  • Number Teachers: 18
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6542
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Leslie Crane
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (53 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (48 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-18
    "NSA is a mixed bag for me. We have been at the school for 5 years now and I went from very happy with the school to not so happy. The teachers are doing an outstanding job in the elementary Grades with maybe one or two exceptions. They get the kids organized and responsible for their own learning while keeping it fun for the most part. Once your child hits middle school it is a different matter. There are a few great teachers, a lot mediocre teachers and some are flat out bad. Especially 7th Grade was bad and took all the fun out of learning. The science and math teacher is incompetent and lazy, the language arts teacher although the kids learn, gives too much homework and exhibits inappropriate behavior. The principle although aware of the problem does not act. Nevertheless I am glad my kids are in this school. Not because I think the teachers are outstanding. It is the students and parents. If you surround your kids with kids who want to do good in school, chances are they want to do good too and that is what I am seeing in my kids."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-03
    "A great school that challenges students in a nourishing way. Many talented and dedicated teachers. My son has attended for three years now, and has nothing but good things to say about his teachers and classmates. It's been great to see him develop a deep sense of academic responsibility and appetite for learning. The faculty has created a solid curriculum that includes an enrichment program, frequent, topic-relevant, field trips and hands-on projects. Workload, including projects and homework is a little more than other RWC public schools, but leaves plenty of time for kids to be kids."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-21
    "My son has been here since the 3rd grade.I have seen my son grow into a self starter student who is motivated to excel and has learned to yearn for challenge. I am honored to have my son be s NSA student and future graduate! THANK YOU NSA STAFF,ADMIN AND PARENTS!"
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-11
    "I agree with the comment about teachers not being well organized and several spelling errors on a weekly basis from the office. This sets a very poor example for the students. The Principal is new as well and mispronounces student names. Even after being corrected she doesn't seem to care or bother with getting it right. The Principal lacks good people skills and is a poor administrator. She offends more than she helps. I wonder why she was hired in the first place."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-19
    "North Star is the best school to be in! The teachers are always so supportive and I have learned so much by going to this school. It has so many fun projects and challenges for all grades. As an sixth grader, in my point of view, if you are looking for a school to put your child in, I think this a great school to put your child in. - A happy student"
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