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Dawes Middle School

Public | 7-9 | 440 students

 

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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 70% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male65%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch67%
Special education students36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic82%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch78%
Special education students48%
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 Students36%
Female30%
Male42%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic42%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch35%
Special education students20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic63%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch64%
Special education students32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female36%
Male46%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic48%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch35%
Special education students24%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female80%
Male45%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic61%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch64%
Special education students22%
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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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 69% 70%
Hispanic 12% 16%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Black 6% 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 71%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

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
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Lincoln, NE 68504
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