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Westgate Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted March 4, 2010

Fantastic school with fantastic teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Both of my children attended Westgate from preschool to 6th grade, and they loved this school. I felt that my children were always safe, and happy. The office staff always kept me informed if my children were hurt or not feeling well. I feel this school has the best teachers I've ever had the pleasure to know. From preschool all the way to 6th grade. The teachers went above and beyond to make my children feel secure. Learning was fun, most of the teachers made games out of certain subjects. The teacher at this school are awesome. We miss the school and the teachers and staff very much. Thank you all very much for your kindness through the years and thanks for helping to make my children the strong confident people they are today.
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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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

 
 
67%

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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 Students68%
Female79%
Male55%
Black, not Hispanic)58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic73%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch57%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic64%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch61%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic82%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch77%
Special education students50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch87%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female71%
Male42%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic53%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch53%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Black, not Hispanic)55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic77%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch63%
Special education students50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic71%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch73%
Special education students50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female72%
Male62%
Black, not Hispanic)45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch60%
Special education students45%
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 Students53%
Female42%
Male59%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch35%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch65%
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 64% 70%
Black 16% 7%
Hispanic 10% 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 60%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7802 Hascall
Omaha, NE 68124
Phone: (402) 390-6495

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