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 (51 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (46 Reviews)
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    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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-13
    "So far, the teachers are not well organized. Also, a lot of sitting behind their desk during class - the same style as the worst classes you had, way back when. The school wastes time on Friday pep meetings when it really just needs more leadership by example. For example, almost every school communications contains spelling errors. It is an extremely poor example for the children, and annoys parents. Break out the spell checker and learn to proofread, show some pride! A good thing is that the kids are motivated, and parents, as well."
    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"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-22
    "North star is a great school that fulfilled a need for our children. Our first child transferred to North Star in 6th grade after we were completely frustrated with her experience at another RWC elementary school. Year after year she was bored with the classwork and not challenged at all. She never felt that way at North Star. We have always felt lucky RWC had this option. Our second child went all the way from 3rd through 8th grade and was very well prepared for high school. Both have fond memories and many friends from North Star. Not really sure what else a parent could want."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-25
    "To me, there are two schools at NorthStar - an AWESOME (5*) elementary school with strong dedicated teachers - 3rd grade science is a particular highlight - and a somewhat lackluster middle school (3*) with a number of teachers who are not really reaching the kids and are not doing much more than going through the motions. The recent loss of a standout teacher in 7th and 8th grade science has been a big blow. On the flip side, the student body and parent community are tremendous, and the school's willingness to accelerate high-performing math students (even to the point of taking high school math classes in 8th grade) has been a great recent decision. Because of the quality of the student body and parent engagement your kid can't fail to get a very good public education from here."
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