100 N Sycamore
Amherst, NE 68812
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Amherst High School serves 186 students in grades 7-12.
Amherst High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Amherst High School's student population of 186 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
186 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Amherst High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 904 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Amherst High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#357 out of 904 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
20%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
95%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Graduation Rate
≥80%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 186 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Top 50% in NE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10

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