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Park Middle School

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Posted October 9, 2009

It is a culturally diverse school with a rigorous curriculum, and has a great staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2009

Park has Amazing students that work hard and take pride in their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

We were only one of three schools out of 20 that made AYP this year! With the large amount of special education, English language learners, and free and reduced lunch, that is amazing!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I enjoy the diversity at Park! Learning and hearing about the different cultures is very exciting. We had dedicated staff and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Park has faces and cultures from all around the world. Students and staff are always learning, not just about book. We learn about the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I love the diversity at Park! We have excellent character and dedicated students and teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

The principal, staff and students are awesome and very welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

This is my 22nd year working at Park Middle School. I love the students who have checked out books from me in our library over all those years! I really enjoy talking to them about their favorite books to read, encouraging them to try a new book, or listening to them as they often share a problem or a special achievement they have in their lives. many of the books we have in our library are outdated and need to be replaced with more current editions. We do use computers to find lots of information, but students still need books to take home and read about topics they are researching for classes. It is so exciting to see students so eager to read and spending time in our library.


Posted October 8, 2009

I have taught at Park for over 20 years and love the diversity of the students as well as the caring staff that truly want students at Park to be successful!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2009

The diversity is rich and supportive parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 9, 2004

We currently have our third child attending Park Middle School. Park Middle School has high standards. If we have problems, we easily set up appointments with the counselors, principle and teacher(s) involved, and everything is put on the table and resolved. Our son, being the third child at Park, needs to be tracked with handing in his homework. I am in contact with all his teachers by e-mail nearly every week (sometimes more)to ensure he is on top of his homework. All of his teachers have been more than willing to cooperate with me and to offer ideas on how to make my son more successful in the school setting. I can't say enough about the counselors. They are supportive even beyond middle school, and I still update them on my older children's college life and their goals. Lisa Mischke and Dr. Kirkland, you're the best.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 67% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
Black, not Hispanic)39%
Asian42%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial54%
White, not Hispanic71%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch46%
Special education students27%
English language learners39%

Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)42%
Asian47%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial88%
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch60%
Special education students42%
English language learners49%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male59%
Black, not Hispanic)45%
Asian49%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial54%
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch47%
Special education students31%
English language learners44%

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black, not Hispanic)62%
Asian67%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial65%
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch70%
Special education students41%
English language learners67%
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 Students51%
Female60%
Male42%
Black, not Hispanic)38%
Asian71%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial50%
White, not Hispanic53%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch47%
Special education students19%
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Black, not Hispanic)69%
Asian65%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial69%
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch69%
Special education students49%
English language learners47%

Science

All Students50%
Female48%
Male51%
Black, not Hispanic)45%
Asian39%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial37%
White, not Hispanic57%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch45%
Special education students21%
English language learners22%

Writing

All Students64%
Female77%
Male50%
Black, not Hispanic)52%
Asian48%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic69%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch57%
Special education students36%
English language learners46%
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 41% 70%
Hispanic 24% 16%
Black 14% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 2%
Two or more races 8% 3%
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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Lincoln, NE 68508
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