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Barr Middle School

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Posted August 29, 2013

The place to be to get an excellent education in Grand Island. Dedicated and caring staff, diverse student population, excellent curriculum, and high expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

this shool is the best school i have went to i left for a year and i kept finding myself wanting to come back the school is great the teachers are great and the new princable mr.gilberson is awsome
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2007

There are good and bad qualities to Barr middle school. In a whole I feel a lack of funding for highly needed staff training is happening. Many Employees at this school do not understand the social 'stuff' that goes on right under there noses alot of violence in the classrooms go unnoticed. Also no set discipline for all students, if one student gets punished for doing an act one week and another student does it the next that student should also be punished the same. not true at this school
—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 67% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch61%
Special education students30%
English language learners53%

Reading

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch61%
Special education students21%
English language learners56%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch66%
Special education students41%
English language learners58%

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch71%
Special education students39%
English language learners67%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch52%
Special education students13%
English language learners42%

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male69%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch63%
Special education students17%
English language learners51%

Science

All Students56%
Female55%
Male58%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic71%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch44%
Special education students10%
English language learners26%

Writing

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch75%
Special education students44%
English language learners65%
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 49% 70%
Hispanic 41% 16%
Black 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 67%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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602 West Stolley Park Rd
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: (308) 385-5875

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