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Russell Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 876 students

 
 

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Posted June 11, 2009

Russell is a very nice and safe school. There aren't many social groups and most kids get along well. Most of the teachers give an equal opportunity to all students and help them learn the best they can. The world language program is excellent, especially in eighth grade, I learned a lot. The athletics are very good, especially the track and basketball teams. The only thing that Russell is missing is a soccer team.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2008

russell is a very fun, nice, and safe school...mr. dostal is the best couselor ever
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2006

As a student of Russell i feel very safe. The HAL program is great and they give you alot of oppurtunities for clubs, sports, etc. I think the teachers are nice and know what they are doing. Millard Public Schools is doing a great job and i highly recommend any school in the district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2006

Mr. Begley is the best thing that ever happened to Russell Middle School ! The staff is wonderful and the kids are happy. You couldn't ask for a better place for you children to spend their day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

This school gets parents involved well, and the orientation really gets the incoming sixth grader lots of information. The new principal is great taking an interest in how to prevent bullying from happening. The test scores are extremely high and the teachers love their job. They have a High Ability Program for the faster students and have many seminars for them. This is an overall great school.
—Submitted by a student


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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 67% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
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 70% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch66%
Special education students26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic92%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch87%
Special education students65%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asian90%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch59%
Special education students38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic95%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch82%
Special education students59%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male85%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch76%
Special education students55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic96%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch81%
Special education students79%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic95%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch72%
Special education students83%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male87%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic92%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education students63%
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 86% 70%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 7%
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 8%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5304 South 172nd St
Omaha, NE 68135
Phone: (402) 715-8500

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