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Pound Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 724 students

 

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Posted December 9, 2013

My oldest daughter attended Pound and had some learning difficulties. The teachers and counselors met with me on a regular basis to go over evaluation results and progress monitoring. She reacted well to the additional assistance. She felt welcome in all of her classes. When walking through the school with her teachers knew her by name and she really enjoyed going to school. There were a lot of additional opportunities after school and some outstanding music opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2013

As a teacher, I am always amazed at students' comments, especially students who have transferred in from other local schools; positive comments that speak of teachers that care about them, of being welcomed at Pound after having been bullied at their other schools. Pound Middle School is the best kept secret on town.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2013

If your child is in special education and is even "remotely" capable of learning general education curriculum or being in a general education setting....this school is not the school for you. Plan on a fight to the finish....from adequate communication to appropriate and well thought out curriculum.......to continual administrative strife at every turn. Very disappointed. Feel like this school has done nothing but place a glass ceiling in between my child and her potential. We have been extremely satisfied with the LPS Special Education department but this school is a real let down. It remains inconsistent with the standards and high expectations of a quality educational experience that ALL children deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

My son attended Pound, and I was disappointed in the lack of communication between the teachers and parents. Even though the teachers have email address's - they acted as if it was a 'bother' to email a parent about homework not being turned in. So, after more and more homework assisgnments were missed - up comes parent teachers conferences and then BAM! You're kid is struggling, and you feel like a terrible parent. I even created a sign off sheet for homework, but some teachers refused to use it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

Outstanding! The administration and teaching staff are responsive and are doing a great job of educating my kids. Most teachers have high expectations, but I want my children to be challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

Pound is a nice school. It is clean. It is well staffed and organized. The teachers are really good. They communicate fairly well. There is a counselor for each grade, and the counselors follow a class from 6th-8th grade. (Does that make sense?) It is in a good neighborhood also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

The quality of academics is wonderful and the teachers are very knowledeable. The lacking is in discipline and safety issues at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2004

My son entered 6th grade at Pound. There is very little discipline. I wrote to the Principal and he basically said he chose his battles and that is the way it is.
—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.

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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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

254 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male82%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch72%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch79%
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%
Female77%
Male75%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic77%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch71%

Science

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
White, not Hispanic81%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch70%
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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 83% 71%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 2%
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 25%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

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
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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4740 South 45th St
Lincoln, NE 68516
Phone: (402) 436-1217

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