502 W 9th St
Grand Island, NE 68801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Howard Elementary School serves 448 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Howard Elementary 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Howard Elementary School's student population of 448 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
448 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Howard Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 904 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Howard Elementary School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#785 out of 904 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
83%
20%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
10%
65%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.30
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 448 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.30

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