Sunrise Middle School

4611 Ave N
Kearney, NE 68847
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Sunrise Middle School serves 597 students in grades 6-8.
Sunrise Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 597 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sunrise Middle School's student population of 597 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
597 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Sunrise Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Sunrise Middle School is 0.38, 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
#281 out of 902 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
18%
21%
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Black
3%
7%
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White
77%
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
0.38
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
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 Sunrise Middle School's ranking?
Sunrise Middle School is ranked #281 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
57% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
How many students attend Sunrise Middle School?
597 students attend Sunrise Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Sunrise Middle School students are White, 18% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sunrise Middle School?
Sunrise Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Sunrise Middle School offer ?
Sunrise Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Sunrise Middle School part of?
Sunrise Middle School is part of Kearney Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 597 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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