School Details

Gerald Otte Blair Middle School

555 Jackson St, Blair, NE 68008
(402) 426-3678
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 554 students 14 students/teacher (NE avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

65%
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79%
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77%

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
97%
97%
84%
97%
97%
93%

School-based, Teacher-led, Assessment and Reporting System (STARS)

In 2008-2009 Nebraska used the School-based Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 5, 8 and 11 in science. The STARS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2009
  • Blair Community Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
70%
95%
95%
80%

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
100%
100%
97%
100%
100%
96%

School-based, Teacher-led, Assessment and Reporting System (STARS)

In 2008-2009 Nebraska used the School-based Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 5, 8 and 11 in science. The STARS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2009
  • Blair Community Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
66%
87%
87%
78%
92%
92%
70%
61%
61%
68%

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
99%
99%
94%
98%
98%
96%
100%
100%
97%
94%
94%
95%

School-based, Teacher-led, Assessment and Reporting System (STARS)

In 2008-2009 Nebraska used the School-based Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 5, 8 and 11 in science. The STARS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2009
  • Blair Community Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gerald Otte Blair Middle School is a public middle school in Blair. 554 children attend Gerald Otte Blair Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 21% of the 554 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gerald Otte Blair Middle School is 14:1. Bennington Secondary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 93%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 0.6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Overall I would give Gerald Otte Middle School a better than average grade. Their academics are very good and challenging. Most teachers seem to care about the progression of the students. The administration is supportive of both students and teachers and the class sizes are managable. The weak link is their Special Education department. Many of the SpEd teachers are not advocates for their children especially if the disabilities are not readily noticible (ADD Dsylexia etc.) and it is a struggle to keep them on task. However I have found great support at the District level for special needs children.

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