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Malcolm Jr/Sr High School

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Posted November 30, 2011

As a student in Malcolm, I find the racist comment completely untrue. And how it lacks opportunity, it's a small school, with little grants. It's not based on talent, as if the coaches voted on students to join in, there would not be enough to have a team. The people below me, obviously have not experienced life as a STUDENT in Malcolm. We are not racist, as other schools are exactly like ours, just bigger.


Posted October 20, 2009

Malcolm is a great school for special needs kids and kids that need extra attention academically, especially at the elementary school level. However, for Junior High & High School, it is below par. Due to its small size, there are not a lot of opportunities for gifted students (or even just above average students) to be challenged. It's a very 'close-minded' school where kids tend to feel pressure to conform to others...and it lacks any diversity whatsoever. From a sports perspective, it's very political and not based on talent as far as play time. The school board never changes as far as its members...the same ones get re-voted in every election year. Malcolm is a town that resists change and new ideas and that comes through in its school system. If you live in the Malcolm district, I would recommend optioning your kid into another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

I'm a parent of a student at Malcolm High School. It is an elcellent school with many opportunities for the kids even though it's small. One person commented on the fact that the kids seem behind well that's not true. In fact when my first child started attending Malcolm coming from Lincoln Public Schools that he was behind and had to catch up. Malcolm worked with him to get him up to par. I will have two graduates from Malcolm in the near future and would recommend the school system to any one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

I would say that Malcolm, though very small and closed, is an excellent school overall. They keep their students here and give them many options. This next year (2008-2009) they will begin to offer 'Career Academies' which allow students to go to colleges and learn about career while getting college credits. Many of the opinions, interests, and taste among students is very similar, but that's because everyone here is friends with everyone else. My class is a class of about 40 or so and I feel that everyone is friends with everyone. The racist comment, though very reasonable, is completely not true. We are not racist, we in fact of people of different race here, just not in outstanding numbers, and they are all accepted just as everyone else. There are better schools out there, but isn't there always something better than what you have?
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2008

Malcom High School lacks opportunity for it's students. Given how isolated Malcolm is and how small it is, the classes are not comparable to the ones from schools in larger cities. Besides, graduating first in a class of forty, at Malcolm, is nothing compared to a class of four-hundred. Also, I have noticed that the entire student body seems completely uninspired (as scholars), is somewhat bias, and lacks a balanced perspective on worldly events. Plus, not only is there no diversity in race, but no diversity in oppinions, personality, interests, or taste amongst students. Unfortunately for these kids, the real world is quite a bit different. I would say that the few, overly ambitious, hardworking students should find a better place to recieve their education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2008

Malcolm High School is an excellent school. Because of the small population of the town the teachers are able to give more focus to each student individually. After high school I joined the Air Force and have made rank of Staff Seargent so far.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2005

I am a graduate of Malcolm High school and would say it is a great school in a great small town. The teachers are caring and committed. They do lack in extracurricular activities I believe due to lack of interest and availabilty. As per the other posted comment about racism, that is simply not true! Malcolm students are not racist they are simply sheltered and not exposed to students of other cultures, races, religions, etc., because the town is so small and is predominintely caucasian. I have no children at this time but I would have no objections to sending my children to the Malcolm School System.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 11, 2005

The previous comments were not true.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
89%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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 Students77%
Female67%
Male89%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
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 Students74%
Female64%
Male79%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic98%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Femalen/a
Male93%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Male82%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male84%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female60%
Male84%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female67%
Male90%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 70%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 7%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10002 North West 112th St
Malcolm, NE 68402
Phone: (402) 796-2151

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