Longfellow Elementary School

Summary:

Longfellow Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in Hastings, Nebraska, with 307 students. The school is part of the Hastings Public Schools district, which is ranked 195 out of 212 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Longfellow Elementary's academic performance, as measured by the percentage of students proficient or better on the NSCAS assessments, is generally below the district and state averages across grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, Longfellow's 3rd grade ELA proficiency rate was 54% compared to the district's 56% and the state's 63%. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Nebraska elementary schools, with a ranking of 339 out of 459 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. Longfellow's performance is particularly low for certain student subgroups, such as White students and low socioeconomic status students, who rank in the bottom 20% of Nebraska elementary schools.

Despite Longfellow Elementary's relatively high per-student spending of $15,505 in the 2022-2023 school year, the school's academic performance remains below average. When compared to other elementary schools in the Hastings Public Schools district, such as Hawthorne Elementary, Longfellow generally performs worse academically. The school's high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, at 45.28%, suggests that the school serves a population with significant socioeconomic challenges, which may contribute to its lower academic performance.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 828 N Hastings Ave
       Hastings, NE  68901-4498


(402) 461-7584

District: Hastings Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
339th of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,505 Help


Students who attend Longfellow Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Hastings Middle School
High:    Hastings Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  307

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.1%
Hispanic:
28.3%
Two or more races:
3.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.3% Help


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Compare Details Longfellow Elementary School ranks worse than 73.9% of elementary schools in Nebraska. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Hastings Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.09. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.1%), Hispanic (28.3%), two or more races (3.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 45.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Longfellow Elementary School is 11.7. 2 elementary schools in the Hastings Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Longfellow Elementary School is $15,505. 3 elementary schools in the Hastings Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Longfellow Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Longfellow Elementary School 339th of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Longfellow Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Hastings Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hastings Public Schools 195th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Longfellow Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Longfellow Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 80.82 33rd 418 92.1%
2007 73.07 85th 430 80.2%
2008 64.60 169th 478 64.6%
2009 54.43 263rd 471 44.2%
2010 42.96 359th 502 28.5%
2011 78.45 78th 473 83.5%
2012 55.88 218th 480 54.6%
2013 60.89 179th 485 63.1%
2014 51.95 243rd 483 49.7%
2015 61.47 182nd 488 62.7%
2016 57.22 200th 480 58.3%
2017 51.09 237th 459 48.4%
2018 46.77 248th 450 44.9%
2019 45.06 264th 452 41.6%
2021 36.75 301st 442 31.9%
2022 20.43 376th 457 17.7%
2023 34.09 339th 459 26.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Longfellow Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.23 158th 281 43.8%
2019 53.87 142nd 298 52.3%
2021 37.23 183rd 264 30.7%
2022 24.87 208th 259 19.7%
2023 28.51 250th 312 19.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Longfellow Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.61 165th 341 51.6%
2019 37.53 235th 349 32.7%
2021 30.47 240th 318 24.5%
2022 18.33 291st 337 13.6%
2023 29.45 255th 349 26.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Longfellow Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.92 229th 347 34.0%
2019 48.67 186th 367 49.3%
2021 33.10 235th 328 28.4%
2022 29.97 257th 356 27.8%
2023 44.69 207th 366 43.4%
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Rank History for White students at Longfellow Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.17 202nd 391 48.3%
2019 44.89 210th 391 46.3%
2021 30.37 289th 368 21.5%
2022 15.63 358th 388 7.7%
2023 25.10 312th 385 19.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Longfellow Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 364 0 3 3 1 n/a n/a 0 371
1989 380 0 2 6 2 n/a n/a 0 390
1990 377 0 4 4 3 n/a n/a 0 388
1991 445 0 4 6 2 n/a n/a 0 457
1992 416 1 5 9 5 n/a n/a 0 436
1993 427 2 6 15 8 n/a n/a 0 458
1994 397 2 13 27 5 n/a n/a 0 444
1995 372 0 17 38 9 n/a n/a 0 436
1996 372 0 17 38 9 n/a n/a 0 436
1997 361 0 19 46 6 n/a n/a 0 432
1998 358 1 13 51 4 n/a n/a 0 427
1999 349 1 11 21 8 n/a n/a 25 415
2000 305 6 9 44 3 n/a n/a 0 367
2001 292 6 7 53 4 n/a n/a 0 362
2002 273 2 3 68 3 n/a n/a 0 349
2003 273 2 3 68 3 n/a n/a 0 349
2004 251 3 7 74 3 n/a n/a 0 338
2005 245 3 8 56 6 n/a n/a 0 318
2006 283 2 12 67 4 n/a n/a 0 368
2007 302 7 10 75 7 n/a n/a 0 401
2008 307 7 13 54 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2009 283 11 10 42 4 n/a n/a 0 350
2010 276 15 13 46 3 n/a n/a 0 353
2011 277 7 13 43 1 1 6 0 348
2012 295 5 14 54 1 1 4 0 374
2013 305 6 10 45 0 0 8 0 374
2014 298 4 8 53 2 0 8 0 373
2015 316 8 7 50 1 0 10 0 392
2016 324 11 3 53 1 0 11 0 403
2017 331 12 1 62 0 0 8 0 414
2018 316 8 1 61 1 0 7 0 394
2019 244 6 0 65 2 0 7 0 324
2020 239 7 2 65 1 0 6 0 320
2021 237 4 1 69 1 0 5 0 317
2022 214 4 1 91 2 0 5 0 317
2023 203 3 1 87 3 0 10 0 307

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 Longfellow Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 371 19.3 19.2 15.1
1989 390 18.2 21.4 15.1
1990 388 21.5 18.0 16.2
1991 457 24.0 19.0 15.8
1992 436 24.8 17.5 16.7
1993 458 27.8 16.5 18.3
1994 444 26.0 17.1 18.9
1995 436 25.0 17.4 25.9
1996 436 25.0 17.4 25.9
1997 432 26.0 16.6 27.5
1998 427 26.4 16.2 28.8
1999 415 28.3 14.7 41.5
2000 367 28.4 12.9 37.1
2001 362 28.8 12.6 34.8
2002 349 26.9 13.0 37.2
2003 349 26.9 13.0 37.2
2004 338 26.0 13.0 47.3
2005 318 24.5 13.0 41.2
2006 368 25.8 14.3 46.7
2007 401 25.1 16.0 49.4
2008 381 25.2 15.1 42.8
2009 350 23.0 15.2 49.7
2010 353 22.7 15.5 43.9
2011 348 24.2 14.3 53.2
2012 374 25.4 14.7 54.5
2013 374 26.4 14.1 47.3
2014 373 27.4 13.6 52.3
2015 392 26.0 15.0 54.6
2016 403 26.0 15.5 53.1
2017 414 26.5 15.6 56
2018 394 25.7 15.2 53.8
2019 324 25.5 12.7 61.7
2020 320 23.5 13.6 63.1
2021 317 25.3 12.5 58
2022 317 25.2 12.5 61.8
2023 307 26.2 11.7 45.3

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 Longfellow Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 371 19.3 19.2 15.1
1989 390 18.2 21.4 15.1
1990 388 21.5 18.0 16.2
1991 457 24.0 19.0 15.8
1992 436 24.8 17.5 16.7
1993 458 27.8 16.5 18.3
1994 444 26.0 17.1 18.9
1995 436 25.0 17.4 25.9
1996 436 25.0 17.4 25.9
1997 432 26.0 16.6 27.5
1998 427 26.4 16.2 28.8
1999 415 28.3 14.7 41.5
2000 367 28.4 12.9 37.1
2001 362 28.8 12.6 34.8
2002 349 26.9 13.0 37.2
2003 349 26.9 13.0 37.2
2004 338 26.0 13.0 47.3
2005 318 24.5 13.0 41.2
2006 368 25.8 14.3 46.7
2007 401 25.1 16.0 49.4
2008 381 25.2 15.1 42.8
2009 350 23.0 15.2 49.7
2010 353 22.7 15.5 43.9
2011 348 24.2 14.3 53.2
2012 374 25.4 14.7 54.5
2013 374 26.4 14.1 47.3
2014 373 27.4 13.6 52.3
2015 392 26.0 15.0 54.6
2016 403 26.0 15.5 53.1
2017 414 26.5 15.6 56
2018 394 25.7 15.2 53.8
2019 324 25.5 12.7 61.7
2020 320 23.5 13.6 63.1
2021 317 25.3 12.5 58
2022 317 25.2 12.5 61.8
2023 307 26.2 11.7 45.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Longfellow Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $450 (3.7%) $10,750 (87.7%) $12,255
2020 $503 (4.3%) $10,304 (88.3%) $11,672
2021 $746 (5.5%) $11,133 (82.4%) $13,511
2022 $1,318 (9.4%) $10,977 (78.1%) $14,062
2023 $1,839 (11.9%) $11,804 (76.1%) $15,505

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Longfellow Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 264th of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 339th of 459 Elementary schools
 15.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Longfellow Elementary School)6454
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hastings Public Schools)5856
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Longfellow Elementary School)4631
 15%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hastings Public Schools)5238
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Longfellow Elementary School)6341
 22%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hastings Public Schools)5245
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Longfellow Elementary School)4946
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hastings Public Schools)3641
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Longfellow Elementary School)3658
 22%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hastings Public Schools)3645
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Longfellow Elementary School)4364
 21%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hastings Public Schools)4649
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Longfellow Elementary School)7476
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Hastings Public Schools)6370
 7%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6876
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students324307
 5.2%
African American63
 50%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian01
Hispanic6587
 33.8%
Pacific Islander00
White244203
 16.8%
Two or More Races710
 42.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients61.7%45.3%
 16.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Longfellow Elementary School

Students at Longfellow Elementary School are 66% White, 28% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 307 students attended Longfellow Elementary School.

Longfellow Elementary School ranks 339th of 459 Nebraska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

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

Middle : Hastings Middle School
High : Hastings Senior High 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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