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Columbus Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 808 students

 
 

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Posted March 28, 2011

I just left this school this year and im glad i did! The staff is horrible, the other students there dont even try so we're getting even more stupid at this school, and the courses didn't even challenge me! There is also a problem with the vice principles, they have some gender biased issues they need to work out, one let's a girl who's done something wrong go free and the other does the same for boys! But when you take the other gender to them they have 2 weeks ISS or something! They really need to sort out some issues before they let students go to such a horrible school! The only thing good i have to say about Columbus Middle School is that the principle is very nice and a good principle, he just shouldn't have the vice principles taking things for him, they're just making it worse.


Posted July 27, 2006

I have been very pleased with the teachers and the learning environment for 6th and 7th grade. Eighth grade has been a completely different story. Basically a nightmare. The principal and his staff seems to have some ego issues. It is not a good environment for boys. Would not recommend if you have boys that you send them to CMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

It's an awesome school, with awesome teachers!
—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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic67%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch49%
Special education students27%
English language learners32%

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male62%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch60%
Special education students31%
English language learners47%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch68%
Special education students30%
English language learners47%

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch82%
Special education students61%
English language learners70%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic82%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch73%
Special education students24%
English language learners43%

Reading

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch70%
Special education students31%
English language learners51%

Science

All Students61%
Female59%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic67%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch58%
Special education students26%
English language learners31%

Writing

All Students68%
Female78%
Male58%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic69%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch64%
Special education students13%
English language learners42%
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 65% 70%
Hispanic 31% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 51%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2410 16th St
Columbus, NE 68602
Phone: (402) 563-7060

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