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Lux Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 925 students

 

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Posted December 15, 2013

I am a student at this school and I love it. I have never been bullied in the school and my teachers are super nice. I am a 6th grader and I hope that nothing happens to the school I like it how it is and always will


Posted December 6, 2013

If you are white and rich this is a good school, but you re not, your better off transferring out. If you express your concerns to the Principal you are wasting your breath.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

I only rated this four instead of five stars because several of excellent teachers have recently retired. Lux has very strong academics and an outstanding Science Bowl coach that routinely coaches teams to national competitions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

Awesome school, the teachers are pretty good, the lunch is fabulous, and the gym is very big. The students here are great too, and there are counselors to support and help you when you need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

My son came to Lux Middle School and the Lincoln Public School system after attending parochial schools in Lincoln, Omaha and Chicago. My son's academic and extracurricular experiences at Lux, and my experience as a parent were extraordinary and well beyond my expectations. First, let me say that when reviewing a website such as Great Schools, one thing that tends to get overlooked is the standard of quality within the public school system as a whole. Lincoln, Nebraska has one of the best school districts in the country, so to excel within this district is an accomplishment within itself. Lux has comprehensive programs and curriculum for middle school kids with test scores and performance criteria that lead their district in most categories. Principal Bill Bucher and the Lux staff are incredible teachers and leaders for this age group and I would highly recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

I took my child to this school and i had to tranfer her to Lefler because the programs weren't stable enough. Her grades dropped lower and lower and berfore we knew it she was failing. They did not manage to help her out. Since she has been transfered to Lefler she is more confident and her average grade is a B+. Kelly (the principal) was very understanding and put her through programs that actually improved her grades. Enough though they were strict they still worked. Im very pleased in Leflers effort! Thank you lefler and i would not suggest any parent to let their child go to such a school as Lux!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch67%
Special education students40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic92%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch74%
Special education students56%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asian88%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial94%
White, not Hispanic90%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch81%
Special education students41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White, not Hispanic98%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch95%
Special education studentsn/a
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male92%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch72%
Special education students56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic96%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch84%
Special education students52%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch77%
Special education students44%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch72%
Special education students42%
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 87% 70%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Black 2% 7%
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 11%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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7800 High St
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 436-1220

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