Fremont Public Schools Evidence Based Analysis Bump-Up

Six Schools Improve Classification


Fremont, Neb. – (Nov. 27, 2019) The Nebraska Department of Education has released the final 2019 AQuESTT classifications. Several Fremont Public Schools improved their classification through an Evidence Based Analysis (EBA) Review. School principals collect and submit additional information that shows the great things that are happening every day in the classroom. Only a finite number of schools in each category are allowed to increase their rating.


The State of Nebraska Accountability System (AQuESTT) preliminary designations are weighted heavily on a single State test given in grades 3-8 and the ACT for students in grade 11. The evidence based analysis allows school buildings to provide additional quantifiable evidence based on the six identified tenets outlined in rule. “The EBA adjustment recognizes the hard work and student growth that we are experiencing in our classrooms instead of simply tying the results to our student demographics and experiences,” stated Mark Shepard, Superintendent of Schools. “We as a District continue to outperform our identified risk factors.”


“Fremont Public Schools is proud of the work that is happening in our classrooms every day to meet students where they are in their current understanding to get them where they need to be” stated Kate Heineman, FPS Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. “Our programming is designed to meet the needs of our students and families. Teachers adapt lessons within the programming allowing each student to grow in their learning.”


Six of our nine schools eligible for EBA review received a higher final classification. The final classifications for schools within the District are as follows:


Fremont High School – Great

Fremont Middle School – Good

Johnson Crossing Academic Center – Good

Bell Field Elementary – Great

Clarmar Elementary – Good

Grant Elementary – Good

Howard Elementary – Great

Linden Elementary – Good

Milliken Park Elementary – Good

Washington Elementary – Good


“Fremont Public Schools are a great example of how the AQuESTT system should work,” said Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matthew Blomstedt. “Using tools like the Evidence-based analysis, schools are able to showcase improvement with the unique and individual ways they are serving their students. Schools, like those in Fremont, prove how hard they are working for every student, every day.”


“We have a great school system that our students, parents and staff should be proud of. We strive everyday to provide our students with opportunities to position them well in the future” Shepard concluded.




The mission statement of the Fremont Public Schools is to produce creative, adaptable, productive citizens committed to lifelong learning.