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Annual Report 2014-15

February 23, 2016

 

NIOBRARA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
54-0501-000

2014-2015 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:

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 increase by 2% annually in each subject area.

 

 

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

 

Reading

Mathematics

Science

Writing

2010-2011

65 %

56 %

 

 

2011-2012

71 %

48 %

65 %

 

2012-2013

63 %

45 %

38 %

57 %

2013-2014

55 %

47 %

41 %

 

2014-2015

69 %

48 %

49 %

54 %

2010-2011

65 %

56 %

 

 

 


* 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 04

 

55%

45%

 

58%

57%

Grade 08

 

44%

49%

 

56%

55%

Grade 11

 

54%

47%

 

61%

59%

 

 

Students Tested

% Students Tested

Students Not Tested

% Students Not Tested

40

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 %

7

100.00 %

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

53

100.00 %

40

100.00 %

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

6

100.00 %

6

100.00 %

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

13

100.00 %

12

100.00 %

MATHEMATICS

33

100.00 %

34

100.00 %

NATURAL SCIENCES

19

100.00 %

24

100.00 %

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

34

100.00 %

33

100.00 %

OVERALL COUNT/AVERAGE

166

100.00 %

158

100.00 %

 

* 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

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%

2013-2014

22,302.34

21.69

11,878

12

51.73%

52.17%

2014-2015

22,702.27

20.69

12,146

9

52.16%

40.91%

                   
 

 

Membership
PreKindergarten - 12th Grade

Grade-by-Grade Membership

 

PK

KG

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

Total

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

2013-2014

18

17

12

15

16

9

19

12

13

16

14

14

15

13

203

2014-2015

14

21

13

14

17

16

10

13

12

12

16

13

12

15

198

 

 

 

 

 
 

2013-2014 Receipts

 

Receipts

Percent

County Receipts

$5,097.00

0.15 %

Federal Receipts

$270,842.00

8.08 %

Local Receipts

$1,170,881.00

34.91 %

Other Receipts

$1,157.00

0.03 %

State Receipts

$1,905,960.00

56.83 %

Total Receipts

$3,353,937.00

 
 
 

2013-2014 Expenditures

 

Expenditures

Percent

All Instruction Expenditures

$1,965,859.00

58.59 %

Federal Expenditures

$164,546.00

4.90 %

General Administration

$224,531.00

6.69 %

Maintenance & Operation Expenditures

$521,096.00

15.53 %

Office of the Principal Expenditures

$113,634.00

3.39 %

Other Expenditures

$0.00

0.00 %

State Categorical Programs

$122,887.00

3.66 %

Support Services - Business

$2,015.00

0.06 %

Support Services - Pupils Expenditures

$74,859.00

2.23 %

Support Services - Pupils Transportation

$125,264.00

3.73 %

Support Services - Staff Expenditures

$40,448.00

1.21 %

Total Expenditures

$3,355,139.00

 

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires that all states create high academic standards for the core areas of reading, writing and math.   The goal of NCLB is for every student to meet or exceed these standards by the school year 2014.  The measure of annual progress toward these standards is called Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). AYP is based primarily on the results of the Nebraska state assessments given to students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11.  Schools must meet the state’s academic proficiency benchmarks, as well as other indicators such as test participation and attendance/dropout rate, to make AYP.

 

In addition to measuring each school, NCLB also requires the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) to annually review the progress of each school district.  Based on Nebraska state testing results, the Niobrara School District was identified by the NDE as a district in need of improvement for the 2015-16 school year.  A district is identified for improvement if it meets this criterion:

 

Does not make AYP in all grade spans within the district-elementary (grades 3-5), middle school (grades6-8) and high school (grades 9-12)--for two consecutive years in either content area of math or reading, considering all eligible student subgroups.

 

To  be  removed  from  the  district  improvement  status,  the  district  must  meet  the  grade  span  achievement standards for two consecutive years.

 

The Niobrara Public Schools is dedicated to providing all students with a quality education that prepares them to be career and college ready.  Evidence of our commitment to education is shown in the academic growth for both reading and mathematics as documented on the 2014-15 assessment results.  If you would like to compare achievement scores in the district to others across the state, you may access the information on the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) State of the Schools Report at http://reportcard.education.ne.gov.

 

As a Title 1 district identified in need of improvement, Niobrara Public Schools is required to communicate the district   improvement  plan  strategies  specifically  addressing  the  teaching  and  learning  needs  of  low-achieving students. The goals and strategies identified in the plan intentionally focus on optimizing instruction for all learners using researched based practices with on-going professional learning for staff.

 

You are encouraged to contact the district office for further information on any of these requirements and to find out how you can become involved in school improvement efforts.  An important part of this effort involves parental involvement and support.  Parents/guardians and students can  monitor  progress  (grades  K-12)  by  registering  for  and  using  Powerschool.  Participating in parent/teacher conferences, attending parent/family nights and providing “at home” strategies to support reading and math learning are also key to supporting the home/school partnership.

 

We  will  continue  to  communicate  with  you  throughout  the  year  regarding  the  school  improvement  efforts underway and hope you will join us in supporting our students and teachers as we work toward reaching our goals for next year.

 

Please call if you have additional questions about any details.

 

 

 

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