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Benson West Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 592 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2014

Both our son and daughter attended BWE. And all I can say Is I love this school. The office staff are always friendly, the teachers love their jobs, and they have lots of help staff. Our kids have been going to BWE for 5 years and I couldn't be happier at their success! Thank you BWE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

Benson west is a very very bad school!! Too many fights the princable dose not take good care of the school the vice princable treats the kids as prisinors!! The teachers dont pay attention to the childeren out side! My kid got hurt on the aquiment!!! I do not like this school i would recamend hill side in district 66 and they have compatitions of whos better and tha leads to fights the new councalers dont really pay attention to the childeren!! This is horiable and my child got permission to stay at the park after school and they made him go home!! My cild fells weird because she has to go to bathroom being watched!! My son has a diabelidey and they treat them with disrespect!!! I would not recamend this school and 3 rd grade should be able to do chours and saftey patrol! If they cant why do u have it???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2013

I am over 69 yrs. old and went to Benson West K-6, so when my granddaughter came here to live, I was so happy that she could enroll at Benson West for 1st grade. Her teacher, Ms. Young, is the best, and works so well with the class (especially my sometimes "inattentive" granddaughter). The outstanding principal, staff, and teachers care for every one of the children enrolled. During these important formative years, I am so thankful this child is in this school.


Posted February 11, 2012

My oldest stated at this school then his little brother started here this year. Unfoutunately we had to move the kids from this school to a by far an inferior by how my kids have learned. The teachers at Benson West are awsome. my oldest was in kindergarden and all the teachers up to sixth grade knew him by name. to me that shows dedication and caring about the students. As for the principal he was awsome and so was his entire office staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

Both my kids attended Benson West from K-6. My opinion of the school was always that the principal, teachers and staff were fully committed to the education of the kids there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

My daughter started school this year and every one there is awesome! She loves going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

The education of the teachers are below standard and the curriculum is laughable. I am a parent and plan to remove my children after only one semester. I am disappointed in the district as a whole. It is not new how the children are treated as criminals here. As a youth, I grew up in Omaha and returned to be near family. Nothing, I mean not even the school work has changed. Everything so still old and outdated. Sad, very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

My children have attended Benson West for 3yrs now and this school is the superb, The teachers and staff are great with the children and parents. My children love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2006

I have had three children at Benson West, and we are very pleased with the school overall. My daughter's fifth grade teacher last year, Mrs. Domet was given the Warren Buffet Teacher award, and she was absolutely amazing. My daughter has adhd and she was great at working with her to bring out her potential, and help her to improve in reading, writing and math, and my daughter just excelled. The speech and language teacher is one of the best, but I think she may be leaving. The art teacher is also pretty good. The thing I didn't like was that extra programs like Spanish and Recorder are like a lottery to get into. These things should be offered to all students who are interested. The school is newer and classrooms are organized and appealing. I would like to see more help for adhd kids in all grade levels though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

Benson West is overall a great school. The teachers really care about each child and do thier best to encourgage each student to do thier best. The school is a little large compared to some schools such as Adams Elementary which is a smaller school. The classes are bigger. Parent evolvement was not very high when I last had my two children enrolled. The PTA was struggling to get parents to participate in activities to raise money for the school.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

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.

78 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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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 Students49%
Female40%
Male57%
Black, not Hispanic)29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch43%
Special education students50%
English language learners35%

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Black, not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch47%
Special education students57%
English language learners53%
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 Students38%
Female30%
Male46%
Black, not Hispanic)15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic56%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch30%
Special education students40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female52%
Male51%
Black, not Hispanic)44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic62%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch45%
Special education students60%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female46%
Male37%
Black, not Hispanic)25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic60%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch31%
Special education students8%
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 Students36%
Female37%
Male36%
Black, not Hispanic)24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic39%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch34%
Special education students15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female70%
Male51%
Black, not Hispanic)38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic66%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch56%
Special education students62%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female25%
Male36%
Black, not Hispanic)14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic36%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch29%
Special education students8%
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%
Female27%
Male12%
Black, not Hispanic)4%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic34%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch20%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male36%
Black, not Hispanic)26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic57%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch42%
Special education students7%
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 46% 70%
Black 27% 7%
Hispanic 16% 16%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 77%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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