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Skinner Magnet Center

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Posted September 9, 2007

I have two children in Skinner. And I'am pleased with the staff and all their efforts to make sure that the children excel in every way. Skinner has a excellent curriculum that pushes each student to their full potential. The staff is easy to work with and very caring and passionate in what they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

My children are involved in many activities at Skinner. They can get all the tutoring and participate in many after school programs. They are exposed to many cultural activities. The teachers and staff are wonderful and very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

The test scores are never correct at this school. They are prompted to have the teachers assist students that have failing grades to help them pass these manditory state testings. (CRTs) Very little control in the school. Lunch time is not controled at all. Some teachers it seems that the children control the class and the teachers do not care. These teacher allow some children to do what they like in the class room allowing for diruptions. This will make it hard for good student to excell!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

My son has been blessed by the opportunities afforded him at Skinner Magnet. The staff works constantly to build new challenges and to keep the children engaged in learning- no matter what their interests. Coming from a school where my son was considered a disciplinary problem to a school where he only excels in every direction...I can't thank the staff enough for seeing the potential, and higher intelligence, that he possessed. If my son had missed out on this incredible school/staff he would now be in behavioral classes- instead, he is in 2nd grade but reading, and doing math, at a 5th grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Skinner is a wonderful school. The students are exposed to a variety of curriculum and extra curricular activities. The principal and staff are excellent! They are a professional, caring and concerned staff.
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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 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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

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 67% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a

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

All Students42%
Female37%
Male46%
Black, not Hispanic)37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic42%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch34%
Special education students13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female51%
Male54%
Black, not Hispanic)47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch46%
Special education students40%
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 Students23%
Female19%
Male27%
Black, not Hispanic)19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch20%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female54%
Male32%
Black, not Hispanic)41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch40%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female48%
Male27%
Black, not Hispanic)32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch34%
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 Students15%
Female17%
Male11%
Black, not Hispanic)15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch10%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female29%
Male11%
Black, not Hispanic)21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch18%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students11%
Female11%
Male11%
Black, not Hispanic)9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch6%
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 Students21%
Female26%
Male17%
Black, not Hispanic)17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch18%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female48%
Male39%
Black, not Hispanic)40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch37%
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
Black 70% 7%
White 12% 70%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 88%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4304 North 33rd St
Omaha, NE 68111
Phone: (402) 453-6857

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