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Norris Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 635 students

 
 

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Posted August 20, 2013

This school is for you if you value sports over academics and the good ol' boy system over fairness. Expect your academically gifted child to tutor others all day long since there is no gifted program. You will also have to fight for an IEP for your special needs child. Your child will also be bullied relentlessly with little care from the inept administration. Parental involvement is seen as intrusive and annoying. This is a very negative environment for children. Norris' only saving grace is the many CARING teachers who do their best to be a light in the darkness to their students. If you are planning on moving to Nebraska, please consider another district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

This is a wonderful middle school! Not sure what happened to the other parent who reviewed this school. My son loves his teachers, they keep things interesting and show great interest in my son, his questions, his learning, and his enjoyment of school. They have been more than willing to meet before or after school to offer extra assistance when asked... It's a great physical school building and I have been impressed with all the staff I've met. I'm very happy with the education my son is receiving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

Too many burned out or inflexible teachers. Little understanding for kids with different learning styles or disabilities that affect learning. Treatement of students is dictatorial - more interested in enforcing dress codes than working with kids having difficulties learning. Laughable special ed program and no gifted program. No PTO. No parent involvement.
—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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
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 67% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic93%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch83%
Special education students100%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch59%
Special education students69%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch58%
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

Math

All Students84%
Female91%
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch66%
Special education students33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch77%
Special education students53%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male82%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch59%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch72%
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

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch69%
Special education students50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male87%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch81%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch72%
Special education students50%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female81%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic70%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch63%
Special education studentsn/a
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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25211 South 68th St
Firth, NE 68358
Phone: (402) 791-0020

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