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North Star School District


North Star School District is located in southwest Pennsylvania. North Star School District has 103.18 square miles of land area and 1.22 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total North Star School District population is 8,970. North Star School District median household income is $44,245 in 2010-2014. North Star School District median house value is $89,800 in 2010-2014. On average, North Star School District is close to the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (322 out of 496, bottom 35%)
Elementary/Middle School: (209 out of 498, top 42%)*
Rank: #267
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:3
Population8,970 (2010-2014), rank #379
Population Growth1.47% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:85.92/sq mi, rank #391
Median Household Income:$44,245 at 2010-2014—12.95% increase since 2005-2009, rank #371
Median House Price:$89,800 at 2010-2014—19.41% increase since 2005-2009, rank #406
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:103.18 sq mi, rank #145
Water Area:1.22 sq mi (1.16%), rank #123
County:Somerset County
City:Stoystown, Hooversville, Hollsopple, Friedens, Jennerstown, Boswell, Acosta, Somerset, Gray, Jenners, Jerome
Zip:15563, 15936, 15935, 15541, 15531, 15547, 15520, 15501, 15544, 15546, 15937
Area:Somerset, PA
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North Star School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

1200 Morris Ave
Boswell PA, 15531, Somerset County
Phone: 814-629-5631

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:1,1591,1521,1431,1921,2301,2491,254
English Language Learner Students:0001110
Total Teachers:89.0090.5097.00100.00102.00101.40105.50
Total Other Staff:77.0086.0085.5087.5087.0082.5053.50
Instructional Aides:20.0023.0023.0024.0022.0022.0022.50
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:NA0.
Total Guidance Counselors:4.003.504.
Elementary Guidance Counselors:1.501.001.501.501.501.501.50
Secondary Guidance Counselors:2.502.502.502.502.502.502.50
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:
School Administrators:
School Administrative Support:
Student Support Services:NA4.504.504.504.503.004.00
Other Support Services:32.0032.0032.0033.0032.5030.50NA
Student-Teacher Ratio:13.0212.7311.7811.9212.0612.3211.89


North Star Central Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 4   1215 Morris Ave, Boswell PA 15531
North Star East Middle SchoolGrade 5 to Grade 8   3598 Whistler Rd, Stoystown PA 15563
North Star High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   400 Ohio St, Boswell PA 15531

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2003Math11th Grade% met std50%49.1%
2004Math11th Grade% met std40%49.1%
2005Math11th Grade% met std39%50.9%
2006Math11th Grade% met std43.5%52%
2007Math11th Grade% met std52%53.7%
2008Math11th Grade% met std37.9%55.9%
2009Math11th Grade% met std45.3%55.6%
2010Math11th Grade% met std51.4%59.6%
2011Math11th Grade% met std68.6%60.3%
2012Math11th Grade% met std57.8%60%
2003Reading11th Grade% met std61.9%59.2%
2004Reading11th Grade% met std63.7%60.8%
2005Reading11th Grade% met std60%65%
2006Reading11th Grade% met std56.6%65.1%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std77.4%65.4%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std66.6%64.7%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std59.8%65.2%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std62.5%67.2%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std74.7%69.1%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std70.6%67.8%
2008Science11th Grade% met std27.1%35.7%
2009Science11th Grade% met std39.1%39.7%
2010Science11th Grade% met std30.3%39.8%
2011Science11th Grade% met std42.3%40.8%
2012Science11th Grade% met std43.2%41.8%
2005Writing11th Grade% met std63.9%69%
2006Writing11th Grade% met std91.9%85.6%
2007Writing11th Grade% met std96%87.9%
2008Writing11th Grade% met std92.5%85.8%
2009Writing11th Grade% met std80.3%82.7%
2010Writing11th Grade% met std81.5%80.7%
2011Writing11th Grade% met std92.3%84.7%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std83.5%82.9%
2005Math3rd Grade% met std78%81%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std88%83%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std88.7%78.5%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std91.2%80.5%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std90.3%81.7%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std93.4%84.5%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std87%83.5%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std90.8%80%
2005Reading3rd Grade% met std70%68%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std72%69%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std72.1%72.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std82.3%76.8%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std84.1%77%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std85.5%75.2%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std88.4%77.2%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std84.6%74.1%
2006Math4th Grade% met std77.7%77.2%
2007Math4th Grade% met std81.9%78%
2008Math4th Grade% met std92.6%79.6%
2009Math4th Grade% met std89.9%81.8%
2010Math4th Grade% met std95%84.9%
2011Math4th Grade% met std96.3%85.2%
2012Math4th Grade% met std93.9%82.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std69.9%68.1%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std75.4%70.1%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std73.4%70.1%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std76.8%72.6%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std72.6%72.9%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std87.3%73.3%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std90.8%72.1%
2008Science4th Grade% met std92.6%81.5%
2009Science4th Grade% met std94.1%83.4%
2010Science4th Grade% met std95.2%81.4%
2011Science4th Grade% met std93.8%82.9%
2012Science4th Grade% met std91.3%82.3%
2003Math5th Grade% met std47.8%56.3%
2004Math5th Grade% met std49.6%61.8%
2005Math5th Grade% met std61%69%
2006Math5th Grade% met std56.5%66.9%
2007Math5th Grade% met std75.9%71%
2008Math5th Grade% met std83.5%73.2%
2009Math5th Grade% met std92.6%73.5%
2010Math5th Grade% met std83.1%74.4%
2011Math5th Grade% met std91.4%76.3%
2012Math5th Grade% met std88.6%73.3%
2003Reading5th Grade% met std48.7%58%
2004Reading5th Grade% met std53.6%62.7%
2005Reading5th Grade% met std50%64.2%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std48.9%60.6%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std60.2%60%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std58.2%61.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std61.1%64.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std65.7%64.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std58%67.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std68.8%65%
2006Writing5th Grade% met std38.1%54.1%
2007Writing5th Grade% met std54.6%57.3%
2008Writing5th Grade% met std72.4%57.3%
2009Writing5th Grade% met std52.7%58.1%
2010Writing5th Grade% met std52.1%61.8%
2011Writing5th Grade% met std70.2%67.1%
2012Writing5th Grade% met std70.4%64.2%
2006Math6th Grade% met std65.6%68%
2007Math6th Grade% met std56.9%69.6%
2008Math6th Grade% met std74.8%72.3%
2009Math6th Grade% met std86.1%75.7%
2010Math6th Grade% met std92.2%78%
2011Math6th Grade% met std97.1%78.8%
2012Math6th Grade% met std83.8%77.2%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std58.6%65.9%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std57.9%63.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std75.6%66.9%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std81%67.6%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std77.9%68.8%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std82.4%69.9%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std67.1%68.5%
2006Math7th Grade% met std52.1%66.5%
2007Math7th Grade% met std61%67.2%
2008Math7th Grade% met std62.8%70.6%
2009Math7th Grade% met std80.5%75.3%
2010Math7th Grade% met std93.5%77.9%
2011Math7th Grade% met std96.7%78.6%
2012Math7th Grade% met std90.8%80.1%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std68.9%68.1%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std63%66.8%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std70.9%70%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std78.7%71.4%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std80.7%73.5%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std87.6%76%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std81.5%76%
2003Math8th Grade% met std59.4%51.3%
2004Math8th Grade% met std56.6%57.9%
2005Math8th Grade% met std55.5%62.9%
2006Math8th Grade% met std71.8%62.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std69.3%67.9%
2008Math8th Grade% met std81.3%70.4%
2009Math8th Grade% met std75.5%71.3%
2010Math8th Grade% met std84.6%75.2%
2011Math8th Grade% met std96%76.9%
2012Math8th Grade% met std93.2%76.4%
2003Reading8th Grade% met std90.6%63.4%
2004Reading8th Grade% met std85.8%68.9%
2005Reading8th Grade% met std82.7%64.1%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std76.9%70.6%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std80.3%75%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std86.2%78.3%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std79.1%80.5%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std87.5%81.9%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std93.2%81.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std93.2%79.8%
2008Science8th Grade% met std47.6%52.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std36.3%54.8%
2010Science8th Grade% met std57.1%57.2%
2011Science8th Grade% met std66.7%58.3%
2012Science8th Grade% met std58.4%59.7%
2006Writing8th Grade% met std50.9%66.1%
2007Writing8th Grade% met std40.6%71.8%
2008Writing8th Grade% met std65%69.1%
2009Writing8th Grade% met std48.4%71.2%
2010Writing8th Grade% met std75.9%75.2%
2011Writing8th Grade% met std81.1%73.1%
2012Writing8th Grade% met std71.1%72.7%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$17,131,000$14,988 $17,793,000$14,927 $17,914,000$14,564 
Total Expenditures:$15,996,000$13,995 $17,119,000$14,362 $15,999,000$13,007 
Total Current Expenditures:$13,364,000$11,692 $13,799,000$11,576 $13,105,000$10,654 
Instructional Expenditures:$7,614,000$6,66157.0%$7,631,000$6,40255.3%$7,289,000$5,92655.6%
Student and Staff Support:$1,211,000$1,0599.1%$1,472,000$1,23510.7%$1,367,000$1,11110.4%
Operations, Food, Other:$3,158,000$2,76323.6%$3,311,000$2,77824.0%$3,066,000$2,49323.4%
Total Capital Outlay:$95,000$83 $144,000$121 $217,000$176 
Construction:$0$0 $0$0 $0$0 
Total Other:$78,000$68 $126,000$106 $120,000$98 
Interest on Debt:$314,000$275 $393,000$330 $432,000$351 
Total Salary:$7,400,000$6,474 $7,644,000$6,413 $7,611,000$6,188 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$5,168,000$4,52169.8%$5,228,000$4,38668.4%$5,191,000$4,22068.2%
Other Salary:$2,232,000$1,95330.2%$2,416,000$2,02731.6%$2,420,000$1,96731.8%
Total Benefit:$2,855,000$2,498 $2,672,000$2,242 $2,217,000$1,802 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$1,924,000$1,68367.4%$1,767,000$1,48266.1%$1,469,000$1,19466.3%
Other Benefit:$931,000$81532.6%$905,000$75933.9%$748,000$60833.7%

* North Star School District was rated 3 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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