Superior Middle School

Summary:

Superior Middle School is a public middle school in Superior, Nebraska, serving 84 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the South Central Nebraska Unified 5 district, which is ranked 176 out of 212 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Academically, Superior Middle School is struggling, with significantly lower proficiency rates on state tests compared to the Nebraska averages across all grade levels and subjects. For example, only 20% of 6th-graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 55%. The school also serves a high percentage of students from low-income families, with over 50% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. Despite these challenges, the school spends more per student ($19,492) than the nearby Lawrence - Nelson Middle School ($16,608), which outperforms Superior Middle School on academic metrics.

Enrollment at Superior Middle School has declined by 12% over the past two years, and the school's student population is predominantly White, though there has been a slight increase in Hispanic students. The school's consistently low performance and high percentage of economically disadvantaged students suggest the need for a comprehensive review of the school's strategies, resource allocation, and community engagement efforts to better support the students and drive meaningful improvements.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 601 West 8th St
       Superior, NE  68978-0288


(402) 879-3257

District: Superior Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
220th of 238 Nebraska Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,492 Help


Students who attend Superior Middle School usually attend:

High:    Superior Senior High School

Feeder schools for Superior Middle School:

Elementary:    Superior Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8 Help
Number of students:  84

Racial breakdown:

White:
92.9%
Hispanic:
6.0%
American Indian:
1.2%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Superior Middle School ranks worse than 92.4% of middle schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.68. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (92.9%), Hispanic (6%), American Indian (1.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Superior Middle School is 10.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Superior Middle School is $19,492.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Superior Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Superior Middle School 220th of 238 Nebraska public middle schools. (See Superior Middle School in the ranking list.)

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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 Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Superior Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 19.63 193rd 223 13.5%
2022 15.73 228th 249 8.4%
2023 10.68 220th 238 7.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Superior Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 23.14 90th 115 21.7%
2023 15.00 128th 144 11.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Superior Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 25.52 114th 146 21.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Superior Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 23.26 117th 144 18.8%
2023 16.90 138th 156 11.5%
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Rank History for White students at Superior Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 16.16 190th 204 6.9%
2022 5.90 229th 234 2.1%
2023 5.87 209th 217 3.7%
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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.

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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Superior Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2021 87 3 0 4 0 0 2 0 96
2022 84 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 88
2023 78 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 84

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2021 96 8.4 11.4 61.5
2022 88 8.1 10.7 52.3
2023 84 7.7 10.8 52.4

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2021 96 8.4 11.4 61.5
2022 88 8.1 10.7 52.3
2023 84 7.7 10.8 52.4

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 Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2021 $100 (0.6%) $14,875 (87.0%) $17,090
2022 $319 (1.9%) $13,979 (84.6%) $16,524
2023 $312 (1.6%) $15,309 (78.5%) $19,492

Data source: Nebraska Department of Education


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Frequently Asked Questions about Superior Middle School

Superior Middle School ranks in the bottom 7.6% of Nebraska middle schools.

Students at Superior Middle School are 93% White, 6% Hispanic, 1% American Indian.

Students who attend Superior Middle School usually go on to attend Superior Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 84 students attended Superior Middle 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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