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Hastings Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 749 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 7, 2014

I attend this school and I thin k it's great. We recently won an award for behind one of the greasest school in the world, only five other schools in the world won this award. We have great teachers and helpers. We even have a program called Z.A.P. Which stands for zeroes aren't permitted. When students don't do there homework they have to go " Log into ZAP" they do it and have to finish there homework before the end of the day. They also have a new, modern building with lots of great technology. HMS is just a fun place to be.


Posted September 7, 2011

My stepdaughter attended Hastings Middle School 2006 - 2008 and had a horrible experience. In her words it was a waste of her time. She felt like they were teaching to the lowest common denominator and then some. She also was appalled at the level of bullying that went on unchecked. Granted she is a very smart and motivated student but most of her friends had similar opinions. She begged us to keep her out of the public high school and fortunately we were in a position to accommodate her. I am so glad we did. She is having a great high school experience and has thanked us repeatedly for being proactive on her behalf. If at all possible avoid this school unless of course your child is a football standout or a cheerleader. I am told that if that is the case you shouldn't have any problems.
—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 68% in 2012.

272 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

272 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 68% in 2012.

253 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

252 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 62% in 2012.

260 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

258 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2012.

260 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

260 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch61%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch68%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
Hispanic80%
White, not Hispanic74%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanic80%
White, not Hispanic79%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch74%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female72%
Male59%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic71%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch52%

Science

All Students62%
Female64%
Male61%
White, not Hispanic71%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female88%
Male73%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanic62%
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch75%
Special education students68%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 76% 71%
Hispanic 20% 16%
Asian 2% 2%
Black 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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201 North Marian Rd
Hastings, NE 68901
Phone: (402) 461-7520

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