PROFICIENCY 70% 35% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #6 of 106 in Newark
  • Ranked #49 of 3390 in New Jersey
Proficiency Averages
52%New Jersey

North Star Academy Charter School is a school servicing grades KG to 12 and is located in the district of "Newark City School District" in Newark, NJ. There are a total of 4,866 students and 282 teachers at North Star Academy Charter School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1.

North Star Academy Charter School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 70.0%, which is 35% higher than the New Jersey average.

North Star Academy Charter School location


Student/Teacher ratio18:1


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment99
Taking some courses96
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses64
Passing no courses23

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At North Star Academy Charter School, there are a total of 99 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 96 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School47%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School58%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

North Star Academy Charter School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNew JerseyNational
White 0.1% 0.7% 50.4% 51.1%
Black 85.3% 77.2% 15.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.3% 0.8% 9.7% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 13.3% 20.3% 22.9% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.0% 0.8% 1.5% 3.1%

Newark demographics profile

StatisticNewarkNew JerseyNational
Population density (sq mi)11,6031,21591
Median age33.039.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)35%56%55%
Speak English54%69%79%
Speak Spanish32%16%13%

Education level achieved in Newark

IndexNewarkNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade72.2%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school69.3%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college37.5%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.6%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.7%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters4.0%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.5%1.3%
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Source: The North Star Academy Charter School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.