Amherst Elementary School

100 N Sycamore
Amherst, NE 68812
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Amherst Elementary School serves 200 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Amherst Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 200 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Amherst Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

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School Overview

Amherst Elementary School's student population of 200 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
200 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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School Rankings

Amherst Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Amherst Elementary School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#44 out of 902 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
2%
21%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
95%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amherst Elementary School's ranking?
Amherst Elementary School is ranked #44 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Nebraska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
75-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
How many students attend Amherst Elementary School?
200 students attend Amherst Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
95% of Amherst Elementary School students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Amherst Elementary School?
Amherst Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Amherst Elementary School offer ?
Amherst Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Amherst Elementary School part of?
Amherst Elementary School is part of Amherst Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 200 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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