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Two Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 419 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
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2011:
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Posted April 7, 2014

Love the teachers, principal and support staff. My children's needs are more than being met. Now the question of why the school has a 4/10 rating is pretty simple. The testing includes EVERY single student even those with extreme special needs and Two springs accomidates many of those students. Many students are in fact sent Two Springs over other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

This school is more than we could have dreamed for as a military family moving every few years. The staff and teacher have been amazing and flexible to meet the needs of our 6th grade type 1 diabetic. I'm not sure how the 4 out of 10 rating came to be, but I'd rate this one a 10.5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2014

I second another reviewer who stated not to trust the 4/10 rating. Two of my children attended this school for three years. Everything from the persons at the front desk who greet you upon entering, the fabulous teachers and the wonderful parents make this school top notch. Each teach my children had genuinely cared about the kids and made the school experience a good one! I would not hesitate for a minute to recommend this school to anyone I know. I personally was not involved with the PTA (but a close friend was) and they are very involved with taking every opportunity to improve the school. There are many functions in which both parents and children can be involved. There are books and donuts mornings where donuts and juice are served and parents come with their children before school and read with them - my kids loved this and it was wonderful seeing so many parents. There is also a great carnival at least once a year. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved. We have since moved and our new schools are no where near as wonderful as Two Springs. This school will always hold fond memories for both my children and me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

Don't just look at the Great Schools rating. I was nervous sending my son here because of the rating it had on this site but we decided to try it since it's our assigned school. I'm SO glad we went to Two Springs. The kids learn so much but does it's taught in a fun way. My son loves school and brags to his sister that he gets to go and she just gets to stay home and play. His test scores are all above average or advanced so succeeding on the test side of things is certainly attainable here, despite the school's lower Great Schools rating indicates. The PTO has a lot of great activities and fundraisers that parents can get involved in. The principal is very approachable and the kids and teachers seem to really like him. The school focuses a lot on positive behavior programs which I love. The kids aren't afraid of doing something wrong because they will be punished but they WANT to do the right thing because that behavior is celebrated. I think the front office could do a better job of communicating events with more advance notice but I think improved communication is a common complaint in any organization so I don't feel it's bad enough to take a star away from my rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

This is a case where the Great Schools rating of 4 does not accurately reflect the excellence of this school. My son struggled with reading and his reading in a 6 month period changed drastically thanks to his teacher and reading specialist they assigned him. He also has daily medical needs and I never worry about him while he is at school because they take such good care of him. Unfortunately we are moving and I am using Great Schools to help find a new home in a new town but I wouldn't of picked a home near this school due to it's school rating. So sad I would of missed a wonderful school and I would send my kids here over and over again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

Have had a wonderful experience with the Bellevue school district. This year at Two springs is no different. My son is in Kindergarten and is doing well(he did two years of preschool at another Bellevue school). He has some learning delays and they are so good with him. I could not ask for better.


Posted July 15, 2008

Excellent School system. We are a military family, they worked with us to have every thing ready when we arrived 2nd half of a semester. School supplies were provided by the school, a first for us, standard practice for them. Parents are very proactive and supportive in PTA and school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

Two Springs staff is very professional and responsive to the needs of the students. The administrator is adaptable to the needs of the student body. It is a great place for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2007

Two Springs has been Heaven sent for our family. With one spec. needs child the services we have rec'd have been outstanding. The teachers and principal Mrs. Roberts - well, you couldn't ask for any better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

We are a military family with 2 boys .6th and Kindergarden.We have been so happy with this school,Its the best school our Chrildren have Ever been to.I agree 100% on what the other familys have said about the school.Its safe and located in a great area to live ,we have been blessed to have been going to Two Springs these last 4 years..My son Loves taking part in Band..Safety Patrol,and sports,I hope you choose this school,you wont be disapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

This is a new experience for us. Our child is in Kindergarten. The school so far has been wonderful. I am so happy with the Principal and teachers. We have picked, by far, the best school in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

I have two children at Two Springs, 5th and 3rd grade, and have nothing but praise for the classroom teachers, Principal (Mr. Larry Wade) and front office staff. The facilities are excellent as are the opportunities for regular and higher abilities learners. My children's teachers are thoughtful, creative and resourceful. The school offers a rich music program both in class and after school, and works with local organizations to encourage sporting activities, Scouting for both boys and girls, as well as encouraging parent participation by volunteering at the school during regular hours, or after school for special events during the year. I feel I really have a say in the direction of my children's education at Two Springs Elementary and I enjoy volunteering at the school in my free time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2005

Two Springs Elementary has a terrific community spirit that emphasizes academics and personal/social growth for each student. The principal, Mr. Larry Wade, is an outstanding individual, both as an educational professional and a person. My two children had an exceptional experience while there, and we are so grateful they had the opportunity to attend this terrific school. They truly have the right perspective on issues and deal with everything (big and small) in a professional, reasonable manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
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 75% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
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%
Female72%
Male73%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education students46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch57%
Special education students31%
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 Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic47%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education students12%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female74%
Male53%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic63%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch36%
Special education students29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female77%
Male45%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic55%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education students25%
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 Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic64%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch42%
Special education students33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male58%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic68%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch33%
Special education students33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic64%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch25%
Special education students25%
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 Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education students36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch64%
Special education students45%
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 84% 70%
Black 8% 7%
Hispanic 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 19%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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