School Details

Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School

6143 Whitmore St, Omaha, NE 68152
(402) 557-4200
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 370 students 9 students/teacher (NE avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2012-2013 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 assessments are standards-based tests, 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
  • Omaha Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
37%
66%
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58%
78%
23%
43%
70%
28%
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68%

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2012-2013 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 assessments are standards-based tests, 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.
84%
90%
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
  • Omaha Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School is a public middle school in Omaha. 370 students attend Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School and identify as Multiracial; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 79% of the 370 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School is 9:1. Alegent/Immanuel RTC is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 6%
Hispanic 9% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 57% 26%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is as bad as they say. My daughter attends this school. She comes home in tears everyday. She says she can't handle all the cursing and fighting. She also says they do it in front of the teachers and they nothing about it. My daughter also says the teachers are afraid of the kids and their parents. She is forced to attend this school because we are middle income and she offsets the lunch program. She purchases her lunch while most get it for free. Thank you Omaha for showing your gratitude to the middle class!

  • (6 years ago)

    There are mixed impressions of this school by others. My child's first year experience at Hale was excellent. They work hard at keeping the schedule tight so there's no time for loitering or misbehavior between classes. They have an awesome system for class setting that my student was never bored with school. Attending his west coast school my child was struggling and bottoming out in his grades. Attending Hale my son's grades rose and rose that he made honor roll for the whole year. I went from constant worry to skeptic to VERY proud parent. What ever Hale is doing to inspire my child I look forward to him starting this next school year. Thank you Hale Middle School for helping to create a child that loves to learn and says things like 'I wish it wasn't summer I want to go back to school.'

  • (6 years ago)

    Nathan Hale Middle School is a school with a good staff and a nice emphasis on academics along with many activities in which students can take part. There are many honors classes and extensive curriculum that provides a good education to any student. Some clubs or activities that are available to students are drama club art club chorus student council honor roll and many more. There are sports such as volleyball swimming basketball and many more teams to which students can join and take part. It is a school with a lot to offer.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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