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Hastings Senior High School

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Posted May 15, 2013

We moved here recently and the schools. The schools are a mess. They are below state average across the board. You get little help or response from the schools or teachers when you have a concern. We learned that core classes like math are over crowded.. They do not use a standardized curriculum and instead write their own resulting in a high number of otherwise successful students taking summer school. We were appalled when we saw the poorly written handmade algebra worksheets. I know other professional families who've relocated into the community only to transfer out again primarily due to the schools poor standards and education. After a year here, we are considering the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

My son will be attending Hastings High next year. I have been having trouble getting information on certain programs do they offer I.B. or A.P. programs. What about PSEO classes at universities that wuold allow the completion of 2-3 semesters of college upon graduation. Not online PSEO where the student sits by himself but real classes attended with 150 - 300 other motvated students at the university.Finally I can't find relevent data on SAT and ACT scores. How many students go on to major universities? Graduation ratio, dropout ratio and other relevent information. Can anybody help me please. I am new to the area and just want the best education for my very bright child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

My two children have been bullied here on repeated occasions, especially at the middle school level. Discipline in the classroom is o.k. but in the halls and around the school grounds, the atmosphere is gang-like in nature.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

They do a great job of helping their freshman transition to the high school. A big failing in other schools I've dealt with. Their freshmen mentoring program is a model for other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Our experience with Hastings Senior High School has been a great one! Academically the school is right on track and the communication between all parties is wonderful. The teachers and administration are superior. The school offers many extracurricular activities...far more than other local public schools. The community is proud of the high school and sponsors many activities. I am very happy my children attend and will attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

Hastings High is a very good school for a smaller town. There are very good teachers that care about the students and work with them all the time. Recently there has been a change in principal, and i knew the new principal pretty well. He is a good man and i have confidence in that he will do a good job at the school. All the programs at the school are good and provide ample opportunity for students to get involved.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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 Students43%
Female38%
Male47%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic46%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch33%
Special education students16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic64%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch45%
Special education students25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female58%
Male76%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch56%
Special education students45%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female61%
Male47%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic55%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch36%
Special education students15%
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 77% 70%
Hispanic 19% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 7%
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 50%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1100 West 14th St
Hastings, NE 68901
Phone: (402) 461-7550

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