Friend Elementary School

501 Main St
Friend, NE 68359
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Friend Elementary School serves 154 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Friend Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (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 55-59% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% 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: 154 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Friend Elementary School's student population of 154 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
154 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Friend Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Friend Elementary School is 0.13, 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
#96 out of 902 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
21%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
93%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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 Friend Elementary School's ranking?
Friend Elementary School is ranked #96 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska.
What schools are Friend Elementary School often compared to?
Friend Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Tri County Elementary School, Crete Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
80-84% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
How many students attend Friend Elementary School?
154 students attend Friend Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Friend Elementary School students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Friend Elementary School?
Friend Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Friend Elementary School offer ?
Friend Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Friend Elementary School part of?
Friend Elementary School is part of Friend Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 154 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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