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Valentine Middle School

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Posted November 14, 2010

The absolute worst principal ever encountered. Unilaterally decided to ban hooded or pocketed sweatshirts or coats. No notification to parents, who of course already had purchased school clothes for their children. He has only 200 or so kids to manage, and can't do it without restricting their clothing. If he were in, say, LA or New York, I could see it, but this town only has 2000 souls in it. If he can't manage 200 kids, he needs to step down and find another job, rather than micromanage idiotic policies. No experience in anything but teaching, no focus on academic success nor educational goals. Sports restricted to male students, a complete bias against girls and people of color. Altogether an embarrassing school. Can't find a redeeming factor. Don't enroll your child here, move west to Cody, North to anywhere, East to Ainsworth, or South to Mullen. This place is an academic disaster.
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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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%

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 70% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
84%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch61%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male85%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch72%
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%
Female69%
Male88%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic92%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch73%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male87%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic96%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch77%
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 Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch71%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch92%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Male97%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch92%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch58%
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 75% 70%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 1%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 49%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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239 North Wood
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: (402) 376-3367

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