Top 10 Best Nebraska Public Schools (2021)

Nebraska is the #32 largest school system in the United States, serving 323,847 students across the 1,097 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Nebraska is 51%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 51%.
The top ranked public schools in Nebraska are Spring Ridge Elementary School, Manchester Elementary School and Elkhorn South High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 34% (majority 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 Overall Ranked Public Schools in Nebraska (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.Math: 89% (Top 1%) Reading: 87% (Top 1%)Math: 89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-517830 Shadow Ridge Dr
    OmahaNE 68130
    (402) 637-0204

  • Rank: #22.Math: 86% (Top 1%) Reading: 87% (Top 1%)Math: 86% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-52750 N Hws Cleveland Blvd
    OmahaNE 68116
    (402) 289-2590

  • Rank: #33.Math: 87% (Top 1%) Reading: 86% (Top 1%)Math: 87% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 86% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-1220303 Blue Sage Parkway
    OmahaNE 68130
    (402) 289-0616

  • Rank: #44.Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-55809 S 104th St
    OmahaNE 68127
    (402) 715-2255

  • Rank: #55.Math: 83% (Top 5%) Reading: 87% (Top 1%)Math: 83% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-519660 Farnam St
    ElkhornNE 68022
    (402) 289-0735

  • Rank: #66.Math: 80-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-4310 S 3rd St
    NorfolkNE 68702
    (402) 644-2550

  • Rank: #77.Math: 85% (Top 1%) Reading: 82% (Top 5%)Math: 85% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 82% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 6-81313 S 208th St
    ElkhornNE 68022
    (402) 289-0362

  • Rank: #88.Math: 82% (Top 5%) Reading: 86% (Top 1%)Math: 82% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 86% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-53220 S 188th Ave
    OmahaNE 68130
    (402) 289-9045

  • Rank: #9-119.- 11.
    Elkhorn High School
    Math: 82% (Top 5%) Reading: 82% (Top 5%)Math: 82% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 82% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-121401 Veterans Dr
    ElkhornNE 68022
    (402) 289-4239

  • Rank: #9-119.- 11.Math: 80-84% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-6609 Whitney St
    PenderNE 68047
    (402) 385-3244

  • View Full List of Top Ranked NE Schools

Top Nebraska Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
18 Schools
5,019 Students
23% Minority
13 Schools
856 Students
9% Minority
2 Schools
111 Students
- Minority
2 Schools
150 Students
15% Minority
1 Schools
46 Students
- Minority
8 Schools
905 Students
8% Minority
7 Schools
1,817 Students
30% Minority
6 Schools
342 Students
8% Minority
4 Schools
443 Students
7% Minority
27 Schools
8,294 Students
20% Minority
7 Schools
1,246 Students
7% Minority
7 Schools
1,029 Students
9% Minority
15 Schools
4,153 Students
7% Minority
10 Schools
1,239 Students
5% Minority
6 Schools
783 Students
22% Minority
12 Schools
831 Students
27% Minority
11 Schools
1,594 Students
13% Minority
9 Schools
1,138 Students
19% Minority
13 Schools
2,708 Students
69% Minority
7 Schools
1,470 Students
30% Minority
15 Schools
1,908 Students
9% Minority
12 Schools
4,520 Students
72% Minority
8 Schools
1,253 Students
22% Minority
20 Schools
5,436 Students
54% Minority
4 Schools
386 Students
10% Minority
5 Schools
554 Students
7% Minority
21 Schools
6,190 Students
30% Minority
197 Schools
93,986 Students
48% Minority
2 Schools
288 Students
15% Minority
10 Schools
958 Students
10% Minority
3 Schools
368 Students
4% Minority
6 Schools
551 Students
10% Minority
7 Schools
1,093 Students
7% Minority
12 Schools
3,101 Students
9% Minority
2 Schools
250 Students
16% Minority
2 Schools
332 Students
3% Minority
2 Schools
221 Students
13% Minority
2 Schools
160 Students
3% Minority
6 Schools
398 Students
6% Minority
31 Schools
12,197 Students
50% Minority
9 Schools
1,593 Students
8% Minority
2 Schools
336 Students
4% Minority
2 Schools
115 Students
24% Minority
4 Schools
444 Students
7% Minority
13 Schools
1,720 Students
14% Minority
2 Schools
154 Students
3% Minority
8 Schools
1,428 Students
7% Minority
6 Schools
1,316 Students
12% Minority
6 Schools
736 Students
20% Minority
9 Schools
1,261 Students
10% Minority
4 Schools
1,057 Students
18% Minority
3 Schools
86 Students
1% Minority
4 Schools
542 Students
17% Minority
15 Schools
1,692 Students
27% Minority
89 Schools
47,187 Students
30% Minority
22 Schools
5,784 Students
18% Minority
2 Schools
199 Students
7% Minority
2 Schools
69 Students
17% Minority
22 Schools
5,685 Students
35% Minority
2 Schools
73 Students
1% Minority
10 Schools
1,314 Students
10% Minority
5 Schools
860 Students
22% Minority
4 Schools
706 Students
6% Minority
7 Schools
1,234 Students
5% Minority
6 Schools
650 Students
6% Minority
9 Schools
2,428 Students
17% Minority
5 Schools
543 Students
5% Minority
2 Schools
409 Students
10% Minority
8 Schools
1,617 Students
12% Minority
6 Schools
1,164 Students
8% Minority
15 Schools
5,072 Students
40% Minority
10 Schools
1,046 Students
8% Minority
7 Schools
1,734 Students
10% Minority
7 Schools
1,249 Students
13% Minority
4 Schools
252 Students
5% Minority
13 Schools
3,509 Students
43% Minority
67 Schools
33,455 Students
29% Minority
19 Schools
3,426 Students
8% Minority
30 Schools
6,720 Students
43% Minority
7 Schools
2,654 Students
7% Minority
8 Schools
819 Students
34% Minority
4 Schools
480 Students
6% Minority
3 Schools
88 Students
11% Minority
3 Schools
641 Students
14% Minority
8 Schools
910 Students
6% Minority
3 Schools
159 Students
8% Minority
10 Schools
1,991 Students
78% Minority
4 Schools
725 Students
5% Minority
10 Schools
3,744 Students
10% Minority
9 Schools
1,636 Students
28% Minority
6 Schools
724 Students
10% Minority
2 Schools
112 Students
4% Minority
8 Schools
1,975 Students
16% Minority
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