Pender Elementary School

  • Pender Elementary School serves 239 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pender Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Nebraska state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Pender Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

School Overview

  • Pender Elementary School's student population of 239 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students239 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pender Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 911 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pender Elementary School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NE)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#5 out of 911 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
5%
19%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
93%
66%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.130.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePender School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

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