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Aurora Middle School

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Posted September 18, 2007

I agree with the student review that Aurora Schools are more concerned about sports than academics. I believe this school does 'leave your child behind' unless you are 'somebody' or your parents are 'somebody'. They certainly didn't plan their construction well and accepted the construction of the project without a completion date which in turn has resulted in a unsafe school environment. They were more worried about getting their school bond approved and construction started than getting construction guarantees with the project. Regardless, my biggest concern is the average to below average student does not receive proper attention or enough assistance with core curriculum. Until this affects their 'no child left behind' criteria your child will not get noticed and by then it is too late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2007

Aurora Middle School is a wonderful school - one of the best in the country! Its teaching staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and very caring. It embraces the best of middle school philosophy, and its educational programs are at the cutting edge. Its facilities were just average, but a new building project will make them superior. The procedures in place guarantee a safe and disciplined school. Its extra-curricular programs are extensive, but are always kept in the proper educational balance. Its testing system - unique to Aurora - is rigorous but honest. Aurora Middle School is a great place to send your children - they will get a great education there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2006

While the academics are good this school pays more attention to sports than they do to other extracurricular activities. Some of the teachers care more about money than ablity. The teachers are good but the school board is not. They do not care about the well being of the children. Last but not least, this school should just enforce uniforms for they are too worried about everything being gang related and such.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female79%
Male66%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch57%
Special education students47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female93%
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch75%
Special education students65%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch60%
Special education students8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch68%
Special education students15%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female91%
Male74%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch66%
Special education students50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic95%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch93%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch69%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female84%
Male68%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic76%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch76%
Special education students50%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 70%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 L St
Aurora, NE 68818
Phone: (402) 694-6915

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