Top 10 Best Nebraska Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 63 blue ribbon public schools serving 17,727 students in Nebraska.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Nebraska are Columbian Elementary School, Pender Elementary School and Sagewood Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Nebraska blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 60% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 52% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Nebraska public school average of 34% (majority Hispanic).

Best Nebraska Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Columbian Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
330 S 127th St
Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 697-1433
Grades: PK-6
| 271 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Pender Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
609 Whitney St
Pender, NE 68047
(402) 385-3244
Grades: PK-6
| 239 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Sagewood Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4910 N 177th St
Omaha, NE 68116
(402) 289-9078
Grades: PK-5
| 422 students
Rank: #44.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
310 S 3rd St
Norfolk, NE 68702
(402) 644-2550
Grades: PK-4
| 273 students
Rank: #55.
Standing Bear Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15860 Taylor Street
Omaha, NE 68116
(402) 827-4362
Grades: PK-4
| 568 students
Rank: #66.
Carl A Swanson Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8601 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 390-6485
Grades: PK-6
| 303 students
Rank: #77.
Potter-dix Elementary School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
304 Horrum St
Dix, NE 69133
(308) 682-5226
Grades: PK-6
| 105 students
Rank: #88.
Osceola Elementary School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
341 S Kimmel
Osceola, NE 68651
(402) 747-2091
Grades: PK-5
| 125 students
Rank: #99.
David City Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
826 E St
David City, NE 68632
(402) 367-3779
Grades: PK-6
| 279 students
Rank: #1010.
Elkhorn Middle School
Math: 77% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3200 N 207th Plaza
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 289-2428
Grades: 6-8
| 468 students
Rank: #1111.
Lux Middle School
Math: 74% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7800 High St
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 436-1220
Grades: 6-8
| 917 students
Rank: #1212.
Rousseau Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3701 S 33rd St
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 436-1165
Grades: PK-5
| 582 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Fort Calhoun High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
5876 County Road P43
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
(402) 468-5591
Grades: 7-12
| 345 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
North Bend Central Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
420 E 11th St
North Bend, NE 68649
(402) 652-8122
Grades: PK-5
| 304 students
Rank: #1515.
Elementary School At Johnson
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
310 Main St
Johnson, NE 68378
(402) 868-5235
Grades: PK-6
| 218 students
Rank: #1616.
Pyrtle Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
721 Cottonwood Dr
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 436-1162
Grades: PK-5
| 435 students
Rank: #1717.
Wisner-pilger Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
801 18th St
Wisner, NE 68791
(402) 529-6465
Grades: PK-6
| 237 students
Rank: #1818.
Stapleton Elementary School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
702 6th Street
Stapleton, NE 69163
(308) 636-2252
Grades: PK-6
| 108 students
Rank: #1919.
Mitchell Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1439 13th Ave
Mitchell, NE 69357
(308) 623-2828
Grades: PK-6
| 375 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Calvert Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2103 O Street
Auburn, NE 68305
(402) 274-4129
Grades: PK-5
| 414 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Valentine Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
615 E 5th St
Valentine, NE 69201
(402) 376-3237
Grades: PK-5
| 225 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Bloomfield Junior Senior High School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
311 E Benton
Bloomfield, NE 68718
(402) 373-4800
Grades: 7-12
| 106 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Stuart Elementary School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
404 E 2nd
Stuart, NE 68780
(402) 924-3302
Grades: PK-6
| 109 students
Rank: #2424.
Burwell Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
204 S 4th
Burwell, NE 68823
(308) 346-4431
Grades: PK-6
| 173 students
Rank: #2525.
Fullerton Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
606 4th St
Fullerton, NE 68638
(308) 536-2431
Grades: PK-6
| 160 students
Rank: #2626.
Hitchcock County Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
712 Arizona
Culbertson, NE 69024
(308) 278-2131
Grades: PK-6
| 152 students
Rank: #2727.
Douglas County West Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
401 S Pine St
Valley, NE 68064
(402) 359-2151
Grades: PK-5
| 484 students
Rank: #2828.
Seedling Mile Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3208 E Seeding Mile Rd
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5910
Grades: PK-5
| 116 students
Rank: #2929.
Paddock Road Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3535 Paddock Rd
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 390-6465
Grades: PK-6
| 272 students
Rank: #3030.
Southwest Elementary-indianola
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
719 E St
Indianola, NE 69034
(308) 364-2613
Grades: PK-6
| 159 students
Rank: #3131.
Dundee Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(2)
310 N 51st Street
Omaha, NE 68132
(402) 554-8424
Grades: PK-6
| 558 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Randolph Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
309 N Bridge St
Randolph, NE 68771
(402) 337-0385
Grades: PK-6
| 136 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Sidney High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1100 19th Ave
Sidney, NE 69162
(308) 254-5893
Grades: 9-12
| 383 students
Rank: #3434.
Mc Cook Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1500 W 3rd St
Mc Cook, NE 69001
(308) 345-5681
Grades: PK-3
| 423 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Creighton Community High School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1609 Redick Ave
Creighton, NE 68729
(402) 358-5000
Grades: 7-12
| 164 students
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