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Norris Elementary School

Public | PK-4

 

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Posted November 25, 2009

Excellent kindergarten program. What an excellent start to a school career. They make learning fun while keeping a balanced, structured environment. Academics are balanced with healthy activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

Excellent elementary school program and staff. Both the Principal and Vice Principal know all 700+ students by their first name. The teachers are caring & creative. They make learning fun! I'm very impressed with the individual attention they give to each students learning style and skill levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

my son is in the pre-school program at norris and it's wonderful. He has learned so much and the teachers are very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

Quality academic program for middle learners. No gifted program and very poor, unsupportive special education program.
—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 75% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 72% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch55%
Special education students53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch69%
Special education students59%
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%
Female81%
Male79%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic82%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch57%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch68%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female82%
Male47%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic67%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch58%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 70%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 15%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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25211 South 68th St
Firth, NE 68358
Phone: (402) 791-0030

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