Kearney High School

2702 West 11th Street
Kearney, NE 68845
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Kearney High School serves 1,497 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Kearney High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 34% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Kearney High School's student population of 1,497 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,497 students
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Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
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School Comparison

Kearney High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 913 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Kearney High School is 0.34, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#436 out of 913 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
19%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
80%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.340.52
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Graduation Rate
88%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKearney School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Kearney High School is Kearney West High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Horizon Middle School (0.2 miles away)
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