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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



Date & Time: Thu, 08/23/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: NSE

WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program.  We are looking for dedicated fathers, grandfathers, or uncles to launch WATCH D.O.G.S. at North Star Elementary.  If you are interested and/or would like more details, please contact Ivette Jimenez at

08/23/2018 - 5:30pm
Aug 23

Labor Day - No School

Labor Day - No School

Date & Time: Mon, 09/03/2018 (All day)

There is no school due to the Labor Day holiday.

Enjoy your long weekend!

09/03/2018 (All day)
Sep 3

Assessment Day

Assessment Day

Date & Time: Tue, 09/04/2018 (All day)
Location: NSE

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 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.  

Parents may choose one of the following testing sessions:

                     7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
                     9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
                   10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Please be sure to return your sign-up sheet as soon as possibe.  Sessions fill up quickly!

09/04/2018 (All day)
Sep 4

Distribution of Materials Date

Distribution of Materials Date

Date & Time: Fri, 09/14/2018 (All day)
Location: NSE

Printed materials from local business are distributed to students twice a year.  These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Adams 12 Five Star Schools, its Board, the Superintendent, or this

09/14/2018 (All day)
Sep 14

Scholar Breakfast

Scholar Breakfast

Date & Time:
Repeats every week every Friday 1 times except Fri Sep 28 2018. Also includes Fri Oct 19 2018, Fri Nov 16 2018, Fri Jan 25 2019, Fri Feb 22 2019, Fri Mar 15 2019, Fri Apr 19 2019.
Fri, 09/21/2018 - 6:45am to 7:30am
Location: NSE Cafeteria

Each month, teachers will honor deserving students for their academic growth in Reading and Writing as well as the Problem Solver of the Month at each grade level.  These students will be recognized at a special breakfast ceremony at 6:45 a.m.  

09/21/2018 - 6:45am
Sep 21



Meal Calendars

female student in lunch line holding plate of food