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Elkhorn Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 570 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 11, 2014

This School is a school that is pretty old but the technology is brand new the staff and teachers are helpful and make learning FUN.3


Posted May 3, 2014

My school is amazing. The staff is helpful and caring and they will challenge you. All students have a very tight bond and it's an easy place to fit in and find friends. Our band and chorus programs are amazing and the instructors are great. EMS provides a safe and fun environment for learning and teachers are always available to help. I know all the material and more with our HALE program for higher learning students. Rotation classes (you have them for six weeks then switch) are my favorite and very interactive. There aren't many (if any) bad things to say about my school.


Posted July 13, 2013

This school was awful for my daughter. Communication is terrible and they have no idea how to handle students that require more of a challenge. My daughter left that school unprepared for high school and believing education is a waste of time. One particular teacher had a habit of making decisions that she had no right to (pulling her out of a class she struggled in, but enjoyed because she was being challenged). The principal had no idea of what his teaching staff was doing and seemed uninterested in meetings about my daughter's education. (I understand he's moved on, though.) It seems the focus at this school is to place children in classes that are easy for them in order to keep grades up for good appearance and then teach to the test only for the same reason. When I asked why my child was not being taught critical thinking skills or even research methods, I was told that was a philosophical question and not something they covered. I have no idea where my son is going to go next year, but it is not there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

Elkhorn middle schools / public schools are exellent schools. I recamend it for everyone!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch76%
Special education students44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female98%
Male88%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic92%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch84%
Special education students68%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch76%
Special education students66%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male95%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic97%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch89%
Special education students81%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch69%
Special education students45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic98%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch97%
Special education students100%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female91%
Male99%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic95%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch86%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch92%
Special education students62%
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 91% 70%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 15%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3200 North 207th Plaza
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Phone: (402) 289-2428

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