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Bancroft Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted February 8, 2011

I have a first grader and a kindergartner at Bancroft this year. I am extremely impressed with this school in many aspects. Every staff member I have come into contact with is amazing. Kind, generous, and they all seem to genuinely care about the students. Both of my girls are shining here at Bancroft. I love how welcoming the school is to parents being on campus. I've attended many class parties, stayed for breakfast with the girls, and have even showed up a few times at lunch. My only concern is the lack of parental involvement at this school. The PTA is rarely mentioned at all. It was two months into the school year before I even received any information regarding meetings and times. I'm pleased to have my girls attend such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

When Mr. Sorteno was principal the school was the best. The principals now seems to not have what's best for kids at interest. Almost all teachers are wonderful at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

This is a terrific gem of an urban school in Omaha - a well kept secret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

I have had two children attend Bancroft in the beginning grades. I have been very pleased with the quality of education they have received thus far. I feel that overall the principal, teachers and staff are very committed to the very best education possible. It is a tougher neighborhood and thus the peer influence is a concern at times.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

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

 
 
72%

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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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 Students59%
Female57%
Male62%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic64%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch58%
Special education students21%
English language learners43%

Reading

All Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic61%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch56%
Special education students42%
English language learners43%
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%
Female44%
Male55%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch46%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners29%

Reading

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch62%
Special education students50%
English language learners47%

Writing

All Students67%
Female73%
Male63%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic73%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch69%
Special education students55%
English language learners59%
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 Students35%
Female35%
Male37%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic52%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch33%
Special education students25%
English language learners24%

Reading

All Students62%
Female61%
Male61%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic56%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch61%
Special education students46%
English language learners48%

Science

All Students44%
Female40%
Male48%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic65%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch43%
Special education students29%
English language learners24%
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 Students29%
Female30%
Male28%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic27%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch25%
Special education students9%
English language learners19%

Reading

All Students62%
Female51%
Male71%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch64%
Special education students36%
English language learners42%
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
Hispanic 66% 16%
White 24% 70%
Black 5% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 90%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2724 Riverview Blvd
Omaha, NE 68108
Phone: (402) 344-7505

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