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Newell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 442 students

 
 

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Posted July 15, 2013

This is the best elementay school ever. My kids love school they call it home. And the teachers are very protectitive of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Excellent school!!! My son loved all of his teachers. Mr. Wolfe is a great principle my son would come home daily and tell me about how Mr. Wolfe would give him 'high-give' in the hallway, or how he told Mr. Wolfe a joke that day (or vise versa). Its not big things but it made my child feel special for that moment.
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Posted January 23, 2009

Newell Elementary is an amazing school that provides a safe and challenging learning environment for all students. I am very impressed with the principal, teachers and all support staff. They identify the needs of each child and work with parents to meet these needs in every way possible.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 75% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

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

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic70%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch55%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners56%

Reading

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic65%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch55%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners62%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch79%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male78%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch76%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female88%
Male55%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic62%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch59%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch75%
Special education students45%
English language learners65%

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch72%
Special education students45%
English language learners65%

Science

All Students29%
Female19%
Male41%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic38%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch21%
Special education students27%
English language learners12%
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 64% 70%
Hispanic 25% 16%
Black 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 60%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2700 West 13th St
Grand Island, NE 68803
Phone: (308) 385-5905

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