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North Star Academy

Preschool | Grades 3-8 | Redwood City Elementary
400 Duane St
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-5973

About This School

North Star Academy is located in Redwood City, CA and is one of 16 schools in Redwood City Elementary School District. It is a magnet school that serves 540 students in grades 3-8.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See North Star Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

North Star Academy had an API growth score of 990 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. North Star Academy's 2012 base score was 992, however the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, North Star Academy had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

57% 43%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Northstar Academy is an academic magnet school in the Redwood City Elementary District.  Students apply for admission; admission decisions are based, in part, on academic performance.  The standard curriculum is compressed into the morning, and afternoons are used for enrichment classes.  Test scores are among the highest in the State of California.

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