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Gretna Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 690 students

 
 

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Posted January 17, 2009

I am extremely happy we made the move into the Gretna School district. Gretna is a program that thrives on taking your child to the next level with their education. Small class sizes, high ability learner programs and special education programs all work together to 'Leave no child left behind'. Teachers and administrators focus on getting to know each child and their strengths and weaknesses and develop a well-rounded teen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2005

Gretna offers an excellent education taught by an experienced staff. We have been involved within the educational program for 11 years and have been extremely satisfied and impressed with the level of teaching. Faculty are personable and caring, strict within the realms of a disciplined classroom executing a high level of achievable standards for all. From staff to faculty to administration, all students are treated fairly and respectfully. This school district is by far superior to any other. As an educator myself, I appreciate and value the education and life lessons my children are exposed to within the Gretna School District. Thanks to all individuals within the Gretna School District who touch and positively guide my children down the road in which they are traveling toward adulthood. There are many more parents who appreciate all your timee and effort dedicated toward the success of our children!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic76%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch44%
Special education students35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic93%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch89%
Special education students74%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch56%
Special education students34%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male82%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch73%
Special education students63%
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%
Female82%
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch52%
Special education students17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male86%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch78%
Special education students75%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic76%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch59%
Special education students33%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education students61%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 70%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 9%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11705 South 216th St
Gretna, NE 68028
Phone: (402) 332-3048

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