Bluffs Middle School

27 East 23rd Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Bluffs Middle School serves 775 students in grades 6-8.
Bluffs Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 775 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Bluffs Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

School Overview

Bluffs Middle School's student population of 775 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
775 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

Bluffs Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Bluffs Middle School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#687 out of 902 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
43%
21%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
53%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bluffs Middle School's ranking?
Bluffs Middle School is ranked #687 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
How many students attend Bluffs Middle School?
775 students attend Bluffs Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Bluffs Middle School students are White, 43% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bluffs Middle School?
Bluffs Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Bluffs Middle School offer ?
Bluffs Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Bluffs Middle School part of?
Bluffs Middle School is part of Scottsbluff Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 775 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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