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The STAR School

The STAR School is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades Kindergarten through 8.

Education Quality
Cost Of Living
Institution Type: Public Setting: Rural


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The STAR School says

The STAR School is a charter elementary school located 25 miles East of Flagstaff, Arizona. The school serves students from pre-school through grade 8 who live in the Southwest corner of the Navajo Nation and the surrounding rural area. The Star School promotes self-reliance, alternative building methods, and energy sources such as solar and wind power. The school also hosts workshops about sustainable living, food sovereignty, celebration of Navajo traditions and other cultures, technology, and the arts.


The STAR School was recognized by Noodle as an Innovative School in 2015.

Basic academic, technical and social skills are developed through a comprehensive program of instruction. Utilizes computers and the Internet and applies learned skills to creative challenges.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the STAR School is to inspire each other to do our best in service to all relations.




Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP for Attendance was Met for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 130
Socioeconomic Diversity

58% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at The STAR School.

Co-Founder   Mark Sorensen
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