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Prescott Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted August 7, 2014

As a volunteer at Prescott School, I love being surrounded by caring teachers and administrators, peaceful hallways and happy students. The Nature Explore Classroom in Prescott Park is a treasure. The school's interior courtyard adds more natural space. School-Community Events are hosted in Prescott Park regularly--families from the school and neighborhood residents enjoy festivals, wellness activities, concerts and movie nights as they feast on food provided by local vendors. Prescott is a progressive and inclusive place! I highly recommend it.


Posted August 22, 2014

I have been very impressed with helpfulness and friendliness of all the staff. My grandchildren transferred this year. I find the environment very warm and welcoming. I have been impressed with amount of family oriented activities the school offers. The grandchildren have adapted very well and I credit this to the staff.


Posted December 16, 2012

Prescott is a GREAT school! My daughter attended two other public schools before she came to Prescott. We were blown away by the quality and professionalism of the teachers, the attractiveness of the school and classrooms, the amazing leadership provided by the award-winning principal who takes the time to learn names not only of her students, but even younger siblings who don't attend Prescott yet. My daughter said "It's great that I can learn a lot of different languages from my friends!" We're so thankful and impressed by how well Prescott is serving kids from around the world and all economic backgrounds. In talking with other parents, I've heard nothing but positives about the teachers. Teachers promptly and effectively took care of it when one student was saying mean things to my child. Also, my daughter tended to be under-challenged and bored in her two previous schools, but at Prescott the curriculum is flexible to accommodate students at different levels. We've been impressed and delighted with the efforts teachers have made to engage and challenge her! The quality of instruction in art, music, and PE has been fabulous as well, with a variety of afterschool clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

My son has went to Prescott for 2 years now. My son had some issues but they were resolved very well. I am glad to hear they are getting an art program this year.I enjoy the school and staff. This year they are getting a new Principal and Vice Principal. I heard they are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

We have 6 children 5 of which have or are attending Prescott. The staff is wonderful and caring. They are always available to help and answer questions. They have great resources to help if your child needs assistance. There's a great deal of parent involvement and my husband volunters with each of our kids classes and loves it! I highly recommend Prescott to anyone that has kids in the area!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

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 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
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 75% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
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

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic73%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch67%
Special education students33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch67%
Special education students27%
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 Students60%
Female66%
Male55%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic67%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch48%
Special education students20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female71%
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch59%
Special education students20%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female66%
Male33%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic53%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch44%
Special education students20%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
Black, not Hispanic)36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch62%
Special education students44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black, not Hispanic)55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch72%
Special education students69%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female52%
Male80%
Black, not Hispanic)27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch54%
Special education students62%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 70%
Hispanic 19% 16%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Black 9% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 70%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1930 South 20th St
Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone: (402) 436-1161

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