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Kearney Sr High School

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Posted February 25, 2008

I'm a student at Kearney High and I transferred from a smaller school in which the level of arts was not very high. At Kearney the arts department is absolutely amazing and I can't imagine my life without it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2008

I also am a recent graduate of KHS and have nothing bad to say about it. I was involved with the track and cross country teams, both of which are the best programs in Nebraska history. I was also involved with Future Business Leaders of America, just a few of the extracurricular activities provided. KHS has great administrators that work hard to make the learning environment safe and productive. I never had a bad experience while I was attending KHS and couldn't have received a better education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2007

Great extracurricular activities. Awesome performing arts programs...Top notch band program. Supportive administration & enthusiastic teachers for the most part. High achieving school. Could use more parent involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

KHS is a great school for learning opportunities & extra curricular activities...however, I can't say that the teacher quality is up to par. It's rare to find a teacher today who sees teaching as their calling in life vs. a 'job'. Parent involvement is very high and encouraged. The music and art departments are excellent. The High School administration right now is probably the best we've ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2006

I am a recent graduate of KHS, and I was very pleased with my experience at the school. I was involved in the tennis and debate teams, both of which had exceptional leadership and greatly aided my development. The academic offerings, though slightly less than what some of the more affluent schools in the state offered, were also of very high quality. Some students completed the highest levels of curriculum offered, and the guidance office helped to connect these students with faculty at the local college, UNK, to help continue their learning. Both the opportunities available as well as the actual experience at KHS are superb.
—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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 Students50%
Female50%
Male51%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic53%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch31%
Special education students9%
English language learners30%

Reading

All Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic59%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch42%
Special education students18%
English language learners10%

Science

All Students68%
Female64%
Male73%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic71%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch51%
Special education students25%
English language learners50%

Writing

All Students62%
Female66%
Male57%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic65%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch43%
Special education students5%
English language learners18%
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 86% 70%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3610 6th Ave
Kearney, NE 68845
Phone: (308) 698-8060

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