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Gerald Otte Blair Middle School

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Posted April 28, 2010

Overall, I would give Gerald Otte Middle School a better than average grade. Their academics are very good and challenging. Most teachers seem to care about the progression of the students. The administration is supportive of both students and teachers and the class sizes are managable. The weak link is their Special Education department. Many of the SpEd teachers are not advocates for their children, especially if the disabilities are not readily noticible (ADD, Dsylexia, etc.) and it is a struggle to keep them on task. However, I have found great support at the District level for special needs children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
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

All Students65%
Female69%
Male61%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic66%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch51%
Special education students33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male76%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch61%
Special education students33%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male84%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch68%
Special education students48%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic96%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch87%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch68%
Special education students37%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch69%
Special education students44%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female91%
Male91%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch83%
Special education students62%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female77%
Male46%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic59%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch32%
Special education students7%
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 94% 70%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 21%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Blair, NE 68008
Phone: (402) 426-3678

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