Lawrence/Nelson High School is a high school located in Nelson, Nebraska. It has 73 students and 8 teachers and serves grades 9-12.
This school performs slightly above average when compared to other Nebraska schools. Lawrence/Nelson High School received an overall grade of B+ from The School Review. The school ranks 48 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
The academic score for a high school is determined by comparing a number of factors, such as student scores on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. For academics, Lawrence/Nelson High School performs slightly above average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska and earned the grade of B+ for this measure.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect numerous factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Lawrence/Nelson High School performs slightly above average compared to other Nebraska high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B+.
Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety score. We were unable to calculate the safety grade for this school due to incomplete data.
Basic student body information from Lawrence/Nelson High School can be seen below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.
In the table below, schools nearby to Lawrence/Nelson High School are included. Scores for the schools are listed in the table. All Nelson schools can be seen on the Nelson, Nebraska schools listing page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Superior Junior/Senior High School||B||C+||A-||A|
|2||Sandy Creek High School||A-||B||A+||N/A|
|3||Deshler High School||B+||A||B-||B|
|4||Blue Hill High School||A-||B||A+||A-|
|5||Shickley High School||A||B+||A+||N/A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. 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, and 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.