Superior Elementary School

Summary:

Superior Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Superior, Nebraska, serving 196 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Superior Public Schools district, which is ranked 176 out of 212 districts in Nebraska and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Superior Elementary School outperforms the state average in English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, its academic performance has been inconsistent over the past few years, with some grades and subjects underperforming the state average. The school also serves a growing population of students from low-income families, with the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch increasing from 16.75% in 2020-2021 to 47.96% in 2022-2023. Despite this, the school's ranking for low socioeconomic status students remains relatively high, ranking 59th out of 312 Nebraska elementary schools in 2022-2023.

Another notable aspect of Superior Elementary School is its racial homogeneity, with a significantly higher percentage of white students (93.88% in 2022-2023) compared to the state average. This lack of diversity may limit the perspectives and experiences that students are exposed to, which could have implications for their preparation for success in an increasingly diverse and global society. Additionally, the school has consistently spent more per student than the state average, ranging from $20,235 to $21,716 per student over the past four school years, suggesting that simply spending more money may not be the sole solution to improving student outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 601 W 8th St
       Superior, NE  68978-0288


(402) 879-3025

District: Superior Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
155th of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,628 Help


Students who attend Superior Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Superior Middle School
High:    Superior Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.2 Help
Number of students:  196

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.9%
Hispanic:
3.6%
Asian:
1.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Superior Elementary School ranks better than 66.2% of elementary schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (93.9%), Hispanic (3.6%), Asian (1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Superior Elementary School is 9.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Superior Elementary School is $21,628.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Superior Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Superior Elementary School 155th of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Superior Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
White students:


Superior Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Superior Public Schools 176th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Superior Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Superior Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 43.37 305th 480 36.5%
2013 41.97 314th 485 35.3%
2014 40.00 320th 483 33.7%
2015 34.94 359th 488 26.4%
2016 26.00 399th 480 16.9%
2017 38.68 302nd 459 34.2%
2018 30.99 345th 450 23.3%
2019 34.13 323rd 452 28.5%
2021 28.94 342nd 442 22.6%
2022 37.67 305th 457 33.3%
2023 66.22 155th 459 66.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Superior Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.30 178th 281 36.7%
2019 52.18 150th 298 49.7%
2022 70.67 59th 259 77.2%
2023 73.02 59th 312 81.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Superior Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.34 236th 341 30.8%
2019 32.58 256th 349 26.6%
2022 59.21 132nd 337 60.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Superior Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.43 270th 347 22.2%
2019 40.61 233rd 367 36.5%
2022 18.94 298th 356 16.3%
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Rank History for White students at Superior Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.59 348th 391 11.0%
2019 22.84 333rd 391 14.8%
2021 16.67 343rd 368 6.8%
2022 28.18 306th 388 21.1%
2023 52.38 186th 385 51.7%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Superior Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Superior Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 255 2 1 3 1 1 4 0 267
2013 259 1 0 4 1 1 5 0 271
2014 282 1 0 4 2 1 2 0 292
2015 259 1 0 10 3 0 4 0 277
2016 229 1 0 7 3 0 5 0 245
2017 223 1 0 8 3 0 3 0 238
2018 208 2 0 8 0 0 2 0 220
2019 218 5 0 8 0 0 2 0 233
2020 209 4 0 10 0 0 2 0 225
2021 190 2 0 10 0 0 1 0 203
2022 187 1 2 5 1 0 1 0 197
2023 184 1 2 7 1 0 1 0 196

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Superior Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 267 18.7 14.2 44.9
2013 271 18.7 14.4 45.4
2014 292 19.0 15.3 50
2015 277 21.0 13.1 48.4
2016 245 20.0 12.2 52.2
2017 238 20.7 11.4 51.7
2018 220 20.6 10.6 52.3
2019 233 19.5 11.9 47.2
2020 225 21.8 10.3 43.6
2021 203 20.4 9.9 16.7
2022 197 21.0 9.3 39.1
2023 196 21.2 9.2 48

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Superior Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 267 18.7 14.2 44.9
2013 271 18.7 14.4 45.4
2014 292 19.0 15.3 50
2015 277 21.0 13.1 48.4
2016 245 20.0 12.2 52.2
2017 238 20.7 11.4 51.7
2018 220 20.6 10.6 52.3
2019 233 19.5 11.9 47.2
2020 225 21.8 10.3 43.6
2021 203 20.4 9.9 16.7
2022 197 21.0 9.3 39.1
2023 196 21.2 9.2 48

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Superior Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $967 (5.5%) $14,734 (83.7%) $17,610
2020 $1,630 (8.1%) $16,683 (82.4%) $20,235
2021 $2,631 (12.3%) $16,910 (78.7%) $21,477
2022 $3,247 (15.0%) $16,612 (76.5%) $21,716
2023 $2,692 (12.4%) $16,574 (76.6%) $21,628

Data source: Nebraska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Superior Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 323rd of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 155th of 459 Elementary schools
 37.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Superior Elementary School)5468
 14%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Superior Public Schools)5468
 14%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Superior Elementary School)3161
 30%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Superior Public Schools)3161
 30%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Superior Elementary School)6172
 11%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Superior Public Schools)6172
 11%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Superior Elementary School)3576
 41%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Superior Public Schools)3576
 41%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Superior Elementary School)3254
 22%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Superior Public Schools)3254
 22%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Superior Elementary School)4375
 32%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Superior Public Schools)4375
 32%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Superior Elementary School)6848
 20%
   5th Grade Science (Superior Public Schools)6848
 20%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6870
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students233196
 15.9%
African American51
 80%
American Indian01
Asian02
Hispanic87
 12.5%
Pacific Islander00
White218184
 15.6%
Two or More Races21
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.2%48%
 0.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Superior Elementary School

Students who attend Superior Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Superior Middle School
High : Superior Senior High School

Students at Superior Elementary School are 94% White, 4% Hispanic, 1% Asian.

Superior Elementary School ranks 155th of 459 Nebraska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 196 students attended Superior Elementary School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Nebraska Department of Education.

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