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2012-13 Annual Report

November 07, 2013

 

NIOBRARA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
54-0501-000

2012-2013 Annual Report

 

Current Contact Information

Niobrara Public Schools
247 N HWY 12    BOX 310
NIOBRARA, NE 68760-0310

Phone: (402)857-3323
Fax: (402)857-3877
Agency ID: 54-0501-000

Niobrara Public Schools is a Class III school district located in northeast Nebraska along the scenic Niobrara and Missouri Rivers. It serves approximately 170 students over 150 square miles. The student population is reflective of the diverse cultural realm that the district serves. There are significant numbers of American Indian (Santee Sioux and Northern Ponca) students receiving their education at Niobrara Public Schools. The school system has been divided into a K-5, 6-8, 9-12 organizational structure. This allows teachers to concentrate on specific content areas with benchmark standards guiding the curriculum. Teachers are able to work with students for four years in a content area allowing for greater student success.


Improvement Goals provided by the School District

 

SIP Goal:

Niobrara Public Schools is a member of the Northern Tier Schools. This is a eleven school interlocal agency formed for the purposes of working collaboratively on school improvement. Membership consists of schools from the Niobrara Valley Conference located in northeast Nebraska. Committees consisting of teachers, parents, administrators, counselors, and other professionals were formed to analyze data collected from all participating districts. The analysis of this data resulted in the selection of the following school improvement goal: All students who participate in the NeSA subject assessments will meet the Met or Exceed levels at 85%.

 

Niobrara Elementary K-5 Reading Goal:

Eighty percent of all students will meet fall, winter and spring DIBELS testing target levels in Kindergarten-5th Grade.

 

Nebraska State Accountability: NeSA Scores
Percent Proficient: Meets/Exceeds Combined
Results for All Grades Tested

 

Reading

Mathematics

Science

Writing

2009-2010

68 %

 

 

 

2010-2011

65 %

56 %

 

 

2011-2012

71 %

48 %

65 %

 

2012-2013

63 %

45 %

38 %

57 %


* Data has been masked to protect the identity of students using one the following criteria:

 

 

National Standardized Test Results

Nebraska school districts chose one national standardized test to measure their students' performance at a certain grade and to compare their results to the performance of students across the country. Results show the average Nebraska student score on these National Assessment Instruments (NAIs), which score student results between 1 and 99.

 

Northwest Evaluation Association or NWEA
Average Student Scores

Composite Percent Score (0-100%)

 

District

State

 

Composite Percent Score

Reading

Math

Composite Percent Score

Reading

Math

Grade 06

 

46%

47%

0%

54%

53%

Grade 08

 

43%

43%

0%

56%

55%

Grade 09

 

48%

49%

0%

59%

56%

 

Students Tested

% Students Tested

Students Not Tested

% Students Not Tested

39

100.00 %

0

0.00 %

 

NCLB Qualified Teachers

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires all teachers, teaching in the content areas it identifies as core academic areas, to demonstrate that they have sufficient content knowledge in that subject. Teachers in Nebraska met this requirement by holding the appropriate endorsement for the courses/classes taught, by successfully completing the HOUSSE process, or meeting Nebraska’s testing requirement for teachers at the elementary education level of instruction. The chart below provides the statewide number and percentage of courses taught by NCLB Qualified Teachers in each of the NCLB content areas.

NCLB Qualified Teachers

 

2011-2012

2012-2013

 

Courses

NCLB Qualified

Courses

NCLB Qualified

Content Area

#

%

#

%

CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT

2

100.00 %

2

100.00 %

ELEMENTARY

6

100.00 %

6

100.00 %

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

29

93.55 %

35

85.37 %

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

4

100.00 %

4

100.00 %

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

11

84.62 %

12

100.00 %

MATHEMATICS

20

80.00 %

24

85.71 %

NATURAL SCIENCES

17

100.00 %

18

100.00 %

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

37

100.00 %

35

100.00 %

OVERALL COUNT/AVERAGE

126

94.00 %

136

93.71 %

* For NCLB purposes, one elementary teacher is considered as one course.

 

Teacher Master's Degree, Experience, Salary

 

Total Teacher FTE

Total Teacher Count with Masters Degrees

Percentage of Teacher Count with Master's Degrees

Years

State

District

State

District

State

District

2008-2009

24,331.56

18.80

10,712

13

42.41%

61.90%

2009-2010

24,467.68

18.82

11,207

13

44.10%

61.90%

2010-2011

24,633.92

18.20

11,692

12

45.72%

60.00%

2011-2012

24,131.83

19.67

11,889

12

47.46%

57.14%

2012-2013

24,253.79

20.67

12,401

11

49.27%

50.00%

 

Membership
PreKindergarten - 12th Grade

Grade-by-Grade Membership

 

PK

KG

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

Total

1998-1999

0

5

12

9

5

14

13

14

17

18

14

12

11

10

154

1999-2000

0

13

7

13

12

6

13

13

18

16

18

12

14

12

167

2000-2001

0

11

12

10

11

11

6

17

11

14

14

16

12

12

157

2001-2002

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2002-2003

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2003-2004

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2004-2005

0

13

13

16

12

10

11

12

16

12

13

11

11

14

164

2005-2006

0

8

10

14

14

12

9

9

9

14

13

9

12

11

144

2006-2007

0

8

10

8

15

18

12

9

10

10

14

9

12

12

147

2007-2008

0

10

8

11

11

13

13

11

10

10

10

16

8

13

144

2008-2009

0

14

10

10

8

14

16

13

10

9

12

8

16

9

149

2009-2010

0

9

15

7

13

12

12

16

12

9

8

10

8

14

145

2010-2011

0

22

10

18

9

12

14

13

15

12

8

9

11

8

161

2011-2012

2

16

17

7

17

12

12

16

12

13

12

8

9

11

164

2012-2013

21

11

16

16

9

19

13

13

14

13

13

14

7

9

188

 

2011-2012 School Year

 

2011-2012 Receipts

 

Receipts

Percent

County Receipts

$8,829.00

0.33 %

Federal Receipts

$431,037.00

15.89 %

Local Receipts

$975,420.00

35.97 %

Other Receipts

$727.00

0.03 %

State Receipts

$1,296,031.00

47.79 %

Total Receipts

$2,712,044.00

 

2011-2012 Expenditures

 

Expenditures

Percent

All Instruction Expenditures

$1,540,015.00

53.64 %

Federal Expenditures

$276,769.00

9.64 %

General Administration

$213,447.00

7.43 %

Maintenance & Operation Expenditures

$323,093.00

11.25 %

Office of the Principal Expenditures

$102,230.00

3.56 %

Other Expenditures

$0.00

0.00 %

State Categorical Programs

$120,818.00

4.21 %

Support Services - Business

$3,616.00

0.13 %

Support Services - Pupils Expenditures

$72,772.00

2.53 %

Support Services - Pupils Transportation

$142,806.00

4.97 %

Support Services - Staff Expenditures

$75,287.00

2.62 %

Total Expenditures

$2,867,237.00

 

 

The federal education legislation, No Child Left Behind, mandates that all students must be 100% proficient on reading and math academic standards by 2014.  Schools are expected to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) towards that goal.  The state reading goal for last year was to have 89% of all students in grades 3-6, 90% of all students in grades 7 and 8, and 89% of 11th graders proficient on the reading standards.  The state math goals were: 84% for grades 3-6, 83% for grades 7-8, and 80% for grade 11.  Additional information about how our school compared to other schools in the state will be available on the State of the Schools Report which will be available for public viewing on October 4, 2013.  (http://www.education.ne.gov/documents/SOSR.html)

If a school does not meet the state goal two years in a row, in the same grade level and same subject, they are identified as “In Need of Improvement.”  A school can get out of School Improvement Status after all subgroups meet the AYP goals for two consecutive years.

Niobrara Elementary is currently in year 1 of the Title I School Improvement Status because of not meeting  the state goals in math. Currently there are 60 schools in Year 1 such as we are, 49 schools in year 2; 41 schools in year 3; 2 schools in year 4 and 3 schools in year 5. The following table illustrates our students’ overall performance over the past two years.

 

Reading 2011-12

Reading 2012-13

Math 2011-12

Math 2012-13

Grades 3-6

72% Overall

60% Overall

44% Overall

47% Overall

Grades 7-8

80% Overall

65% Overall

64% Overall

43% Overall

Grade 11

55% Overall

57% Overall

44% Overall

57% Overall

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires each school identified for Title I School Improvement to offer Public School Choice to all students who attend the identified school.  Our students do not have another choice of schools within our district and as a result our students do not qualify for Public School Choice.

Because of the status, the school must develop and implement a two-year plan to help the students meet the goal.  Currently, we are seeking consultation and technical assistance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln research department and ESU #1 Staff Development.  With the input of teachers, parents and our consultants we will submit a plan to the State Department of Education.  The plan will include strategies to promote parent involvement as well as incorporated instructional strategies based on scientifically based research.  The District has implemented several changes intended to help raise student achievement.   These include the implementation of a more direct instruction of our reading program, interventions for students not meeting bench mark criteria on a quarterly basis and increased time and resources towards instruction. 

All student benefit greatly from parents being involved in many ways.  Asking questions, having students read aloud, and setting aside a time and place for homework are only a few of the things that you can do.  Your child’s teacher can give you additional strategies to work on at home.  Student achievement is a partnership between school and home and a strong partnership has been proven to be effective in helping student achievement.

Please call Mrs. Sandoz if you have any questions about the AYP status or the plan to improve the academic achievement of all subgroups at the school.

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