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Walnut Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 786 students

 

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Posted March 11, 2013

Great school! They really made my son feel safe and involved. Which I think is amazing for being a larger middle school. Thank you
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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 67% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students64%
Female61%
Male66%
Black, not Hispanic)61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic73%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch60%
Special education students29%
English language learners59%

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
Black, not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch62%
Special education students25%
English language learners60%
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 Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch52%
Special education students19%
English language learners45%

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch66%
Special education students31%
English language learners66%
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 Students51%
Female52%
Male49%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic65%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch47%
Special education students11%
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students65%
Female67%
Male65%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic69%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch64%
Special education students17%
English language learners60%

Science

All Students47%
Female43%
Male52%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic60%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch46%
Special education students11%
English language learners31%

Writing

All Students53%
Female65%
Male41%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic55%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch52%
Special education students12%
English language learners48%
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
Hispanic 59% 16%
White 35% 70%
Black 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 78%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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Grand Island, NE 68803
Phone: (308) 385-5990

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