300 W 24th St
Kearney, NE 68845
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Central Elementary School serves 269 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Central Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (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 55-59% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 34% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Central Elementary School's student population of 269 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
269 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Central Elementary School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#212 out of 904 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
26%
19%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
68%
66%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.47
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 269 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.47 (Top 30%)

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