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Fort Calhoun Elementary School

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Posted September 29, 2009

We opt our children into Fort Calhoun because it is not judgemental, clicky or otherwise. The small classes are great, your kids are known to everyone, and most are all friends and are very accepting. No school is perfect but this is close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Overall, the school was alright. We have pulled our girls out due to the inconsistant enviroment, I agree with the other poster about the Clicky, and Judgmental status Quo. HOWEVER we also had an opertunity to have Ms. Cordes teach our older daughter, and she is AMAZING>
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Posted June 27, 2009

This is my third child to have gone through Fort Calhoun. It is a wonderful open environment where the whole community in invited to get involved. My Children have received a great education.
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Posted January 9, 2009

My daughter has gone to Fort Calhoun Since kindergarden, 2 of the three teachers were less than great, but 1st grade Ms. Cordes was amazing. any child and parent would be lucky to get her! Over all staff is pushy and stuck up, they seem to be always judging you, it is a VERY Clicky town.
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Posted March 8, 2004

Fort Calhoun Schools, both the elementary and the junior high/ high schools are exceptional! When we moved into the district, we loved the area, but didn't know much about the school district. We thought if we had a problem with the school quality, we would transfer our kids to Omaha, where we grew up. Not only did we keep our kids in the Fort Calhoun schools, we think it is better than other schools in the surrounding districts, including Omaha! The parents have much more say and control over what the FC district is doing, because they listen to the parents. The teachers say they don't worry about discipline at all because the principals, who know all the kids by name, take care of it. The quality of what the kids are learning is excellent, producing high ACT scores on average! Our kids will be well prepared for college!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
75%
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 Students93%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic93%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female92%
Male100%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic97%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
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

Math

All Students91%
Femalen/a
Male94%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female94%
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic94%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic94%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
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

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic98%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic100%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male100%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic98%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
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

Math

All Students85%
Female73%
Male100%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female86%
Male95%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
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 97% 70%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 15%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1120 Monroe St
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
Phone: (402) 468-5714

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