Top 10 Best Nebraska Public Schools (2022)

Nebraska is the #32 largest school system in the United States, serving 323,847 students across the 1,098 public schools for the 2022 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Nebraska is 52%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 52%.
The top ranked public schools in Nebraska are Columbian Elementary School, Hitchcock Elementary School and Fire Ridge Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 34% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NE) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
19%
Black
7%
White
66%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NE.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Nebraska (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Columbian Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
330 S 127th St
Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 697-1433
Rank: #22.
Hitchcock Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
5809 S 104th St
Omaha, NE 68127
(402) 715-2255
Rank: #33.
Fire Ridge Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
19660 Farnam St
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 289-0735
Rank: #44.
West Bay Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 87% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
3220 S 188th Ave
Omaha, NE 68130
(402) 289-9045
Rank: #55.
Spring Ridge Elementary School
Math: 90% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
17830 Shadow Ridge Dr
Omaha, NE 68130
(402) 637-0204
Rank: #66.
Elkhorn Valley View Middle School
Math: 88% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
1313 S 208th St
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 289-0362
Rank: #77.
Manchester Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85% (Top 5%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
2750 N Hws Cleveland Blvd
Omaha, NE 68116
(402) 289-2590
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Pender Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
609 Whitney St
Pender, NE 68047
(402) 385-3244
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Sagewood Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 87% (Top 1%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
4910 N 177th St
Omaha, NE 68116
(402) 289-9078
Rank: #1010.
Newman Grove Elementary School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
703 Hale Ave
Newman Grove, NE 68758
(402) 447-6051

Best Nebraska Public Schools by County (2022)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
18
5,019
23%
27
8,294
20%
7
1,246
7%
15
4,153
7%
10
1,239
5%
11
1,594
13%
9
1,138
19%
13
2,708
69%
7
1,470
30%
15
1,908
9%
12
4,520
72%
8
1,253
22%
20
5,436
54%
21
6,190
30%
198
93,986
48%
12
3,101
9%
31
12,197
50%
13
1,720
14%
4
1,057
18%
15
1,692
27%
89
47,187
30%
22
5,784
18%
22
5,685
35%
10
1,314
10%
9
2,428
17%
8
1,617
12%
15
5,072
40%
10
1,046
8%
13
3,509
43%
67
33,455
29%
10
1,991
78%
9
1,636
28%
8
1,975
16%

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