Norfolk Public Schools administration building

Last Friday, the Nebraska Department of Education released statewide standardized test results, statewide ACT test results and a new rating system for every school and district.

The system is called Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow and measures schools on test scores as well as six additional tenets: positive partnerships, relationships and successes; transitions; educational opportunities and access; college, career and civic ready; assessment; and educator effectiveness.

Through the accountability system, schools earned Excellent, Great, Good or Needs Improvement overall ratings.

Here are the ratings for area school districts and schools in the Norfolk Public Schools district.

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Area school districts

Ainsworth Community Schools: Great

Battle Creek Public Schools: Great

Bloomfield Community Schools: Excellent

Boone Central Schools: Great

Boyd County Schools: Good

Chambers Public Schools: Needs Improvement

Clarkson Public Schools: Great

Creighton Community Public Schools: Great

Crofton Community Schools: Excellent

Elgin Public Schools: Great

Elkhorn Valley Schools: Good

Emerson-Hubbard Public Schools: Good

Hartington Newcastle Public Schools: Needs Improvement

Howells-Dodge Consolidated Schools: Great

Humphrey Public Schools: Good

Keya Paha County Schools: Great

Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School: Great

Madison Public Schools: Needs Improvement

Newman Grove Public Schools: Excellent

Nebraska Unified District 1: Great

Neligh-Oakdale Schools: Great

Niobrara Public Schools: Good

Norfolk Public Schools: Good

O’Neill Public Schools: Good

Osmond Community Schools: Great

Pender Public Schools: Excellent

Pierce Public Schools: Great

Plainview Public Schools: Needs Improvement

Ponca Public Schools: Great

Randolph Public Schools: Great

Rock County Public Schools: Needs Improvement

Santee Community Schools: Needs Improvement

Scribner-Snyder Community Schools: Good

Stanton Community Schools: Great

Stuart Public Schools: Excellent

Valentine Community Schools: Great

Wakefield Public Schools: Great

Walthill Public Schools: Needs Improvement

Wausa Public Schools: Excellent

Wayne Community Schools: Great

West Holt Public Schools: Great

West Point Public Schools: Great

Winnebago Public Schools: Needs Improvement

Winside Public Schools: Good

Wisner-Pilger Public Schools: Excellent

Norfolk Public School District

Bel Air Elementary School: Great

Grant Elementary School: Great

Jefferson Elementary School: Good

Lincoln Elementary School: Excellent

Norfolk Junior High School : Good*

Norfolk Middle School: Great

Norfolk Senior High School : Good*

Washington Elementary School: Excellent

Westside Elementary School: Excellent

Woodland Park Elementary School: Great

NOTE: An asterisk denotes a preliminary AQuESTT score. This school is eligible for an upward adjustment but is still pending review.

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