Buffalo Elementary School

1600 North Buffalo Bill Ave

North Platte, NE 69103-1557

Tel: (308)535-7130
Grades: PK-5

229 students

Buffalo Elementary School serves 229 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NE average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Buffalo Elementary School operates within the North Platte Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 229 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 229 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Buffalo Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Buffalo Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NE) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 11:1
Hispanic
13%
16%
Black
2%
6%
White
80%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Buffalo Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Buffalo Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.34 0.25
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
56%
34%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
9%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,490 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name North Platte Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
2
Number of Students Managed 4,490 352
District Total Revenue $43 MM $5 MM
North Platte Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $41 MM $5 MM
North Platte Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,072 $13,761
North Platte Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,609 $13,000
North Platte Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is North Platte High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Madison Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cody Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • North PlatteMadison Middle School
    1400 North Madison
    North PlatteNE 69103
    (308)535-7126
    0.7 mi | 246 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • North PlatteCody Elementary School
    2000 West 2nd St
    North PlatteNE 69103
    (308)535-7132
    1 mi | 245 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • North PlatteNorth Platte High School
    1220 West 2nd
    North PlatteNE 69103
    (308)535-7105
    1.4 mi | 1124 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • North PlatteEisenhower Elementary School
    3900 West A St
    North PlatteNE 69103
    (308)535-7134
    1.5 mi | 233 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • North PlatteWashington Elementary School
    600 West 3rd
    North PlatteNE 69103
    (308)535-7142
    1.6 mi | 264 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
North Platte, NE public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.25, which is higher than the Nebraska average of 0.22. The most diverse school in North Platte is Lincoln Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Nebraska or national school diversity statistics.