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Welcome to North Star

At North Star Elementary, we know the elementary school years are an important time in students’ lives.  It’s when they acquire a love of learning, an understanding of how to work with others, and a deep curiosity for the world around them. We believe it’s our responsibility to create a warm and engaging environment where students find joy and purpose in school.

The North Star staff is moving the school forward in rigorous and meaningful ways.  We are committed to excellent teaching and finding creative solutions to any barriers that may exist.  Our curriculum prepares students for the dynamic world in which we live.  It provides them with opportunities for creative and critical thinking, communication, collaboration, leadership, service learning, and more.  We work to cultivate these skills at developmentally appropriate levels and are proud of the learning our students demonstrate. 

Our students are inspired to rise above the challenges that they face and use what they learn to create high-reaching opportunities for themselves in the future. We are honored that we have the opportunity to work with your children each day.  At the heart of North Star lies what is possible! 


Address8740 North Star Dr.
Thornton, CO
Office Phone720-972-5560
Fax Number720-972-5579
Office Hours7:30am - 3:30pm
School Hours7:35am - 2:30pm
Early Release
7:35am - 1:15pm

Upcoming Events

Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S.

Date & Time: Thu, 08/22/2019 (All day)

WATCH D.O.G.S. Pizza Night

We will be having our 2nd annual Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night at North Star! 
Come eat some pizza and learn about our Watch D.O.G.S. program. 

Watch D.O.G.S. is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps all students to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of parents and parental-figures in the student's lives.

Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive role model for our students
and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.

08/22/2019 (All day)
Aug 22

Labor Day Holida-NO SCHOOL

Labor Day Holida-NO SCHOOL

Date & Time: Mon, 09/02/2019 (All day)

There is no school due to the Labor Day holiday.

09/02/2019 (All day)
Sep 2

Assessment Day

Assessment Day

Date & Time: Tue, 09/03/2019 (All day)
Location: NSE

  Assessment Day

Tuesday, September 3, is our scheduled district assessment day. 
Each student will be assigned a testing block.  Students will attend only during their assigned testing time.

Students must be dropped off and picked up at the start and end of their assessment time.  Bus transportation will not be provided.
If your child does not attend, it will be counted as a full day absence.

09/03/2019 (All day)
Sep 3

Fundraiser Assembly

Fundraiser Assembly

Date & Time: Thu, 09/12/2019 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Location: NSE Gym

Fundraiser Assembly

We will be spearheading our annual Fall Fundraiser with a Fundraiser Assembly. 
Please help us raise funds for technology upgrades in our school.

Assembly schedule:

8:30 a.m.     Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades 

9:00 a.m.    Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades

09/12/2019 - 8:30am
Sep 12

Distribution of Materials Day

Distribution of Materials Day

Date & Time: Fri, 09/13/2019 (All day)
Location: NSE

Distribution of Materials Day

Distribution of Material Day comes twice a year to District 12 schools.  Local merchants will provide schools with flyers advertising their services.  

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Adams 12 Five Star Schools, its Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

09/13/2019 (All day)
Sep 13