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New numbers out for Norfolk, Nebraska school growth

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The Nebraska Department of Education released their latest State of the Schools Report Tuesday, the first under the new Nebraska Performance Accountability System.  The new system measures and ranks schools by their average scores in reading, math, writing and science.

There are a total of 248 districts state-wide.  When it comes to Norfolk Public Schools, students ranked 69th in reading and 79th in math improvement.  They also ranked 69th in reading and 86th in math growth.

When it comes to overall status, NPS ranked 149th in reading, 123rd in math, 160th in science and 142nd in writing.  Norfolk schools rank 174th when looking at graduation rate. 

Norfolk's Director of Teaching and Learning, Bob Hastings, says the latest numbers confirm that NPS students are making significant improvements across grade levels and throughout subject areas.  He says the growth rankings placed Norfolk in the top third of Nebraska schools.   Hastings acknowledges that there is still a lot of work that remains to be done, but NPS is moving a very positive direction.  

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