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Waverly Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 423 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 22, 2014

I attended Waverly Middle School and I truly believe that it helped take my education to the next level. As a recent high school graduate I can give credit to the excellent educators at WMS for helping me develop proper study and work habits to carry me through the rest of my academic career. A hot topic among parents and educators these days is the importance of instilling "grit" in students. Grit is characterized as drive and determination to succeed. I think that grit is emphasized in every aspect of a Waverly education. During my time at Waverly Middle School I was pushed both in and out of the classroom. The teachers care enough to hold students accountable, which is important as they move forward in their education. Coaches have equally high expectations of athletes. Waverly also has a PHENOMENAL music program. I would highly recommend involvement in the Waverly band and choir. The only complaint I could make is that there is little variety in extracurricular activities. I think it would be beneficial for students to have access to a wider variety of sports and/or clubs, but it is a small sacrifice when you consider what you DO get at Waverly Middle School.


Posted June 23, 2013

Waverly, is one school I would NEVER recommend. If you want to play sports, you better have a good reputation or the coach's WON'T even give you a chance. Even their education sucks. If you looked at their state testing scores you would see they didn't even make top 70 at ANY subject. My kids went there and even they hated it. I always hear how kids are transferring to other schools because of how bad it is. I can't believe that the government even allows it to be a school. The only people who like the school are the parents and kids who always make the team because of politics and reputation.
—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 67% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%
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 Students70%
Female67%
Male72%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic71%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch55%
Special education students43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch77%
Special education students43%
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%
Female79%
Male76%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch65%
Special education students36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch79%
Special education students50%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male70%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education students29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male84%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch77%
Special education students53%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch60%
Special education students47%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female96%
Male78%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch70%
Special education students62%
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 96% 70%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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13801 Amberly Rd
Waverly, NE 68462
Phone: (402) 786-2348

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