Norfolk Junior High School is a middle school in Norfolk, Nebraska. It is in Madison County. An enrollment of 644 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher was reported by the school.
This school performs average when compared to other Nebraska schools. Norfolk Junior High School received an overall grade of B from The School Review. Of middle schools in the Madison County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Norfolk Junior High School is ranked 66 for middle schools.
The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
A number of factors, including Nebraska standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics score. Norfolk Junior High School received a grade of B- for academics. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other middle schools in Nebraska.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare numerous factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Norfolk Junior High School performs above average compared to other Nebraska middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A-.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety score. Norfolk Junior High School performs average compared to other Nebraska middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B-.
The demographics of the student body at Norfolk Junior High School are summarized below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.
Below are middle schools nearest to Norfolk Junior High School. Grades for the schools are listed in the table. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Norfolk, Nebraska schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Norfolk Middle School||B+||B+||A-||C|
|2||Battle Creek High School||A||A||A+||A|
|3||Stanton High School||B-||C||A-||A+|
|4||Pierce Junior/Senior High School||A+||A+||A+||A|
|5||Madison Middle School||C||C-||A+||D|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.