1600 N Custer Ave
Grand Island, NE 68803
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Walnut Middle School serves 849 students in grades 6-8.
Walnut 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (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 27% (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 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Walnut Middle School's student population of 849 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
849 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

Walnut Middle 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 Walnut Middle School is 0.49, 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
#857 out of 904 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
67%
20%
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Black
3%
7%
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White
26%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   9/1/2021
This school is a good school, I learn new things everyday, and the teachers are very nice.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - J
5   12/11/2012
This school is the best because I am at it right now and It is a very safe environment!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - kiana

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 849 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49

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