Top 10 Best Nebraska Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 59 blue ribbon public schools serving 15,740 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 Lincoln Elementary School, Pender Elementary School and Potter-dix 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 56% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Nebraska public school average of 34% (majority Hispanic).

Top Nebraska Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Lincoln Elementary School Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    310 S 3rd St
    Norfolk, NE 68702
    (402) 644-2550

    273 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #22.
    Pender Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    609 Whitney St
    Pender, NE 68047
    (402) 385-3244

    239 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Potter-dix Elementary School Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    304 Horrum St
    Dix, NE 69133
    (308) 682-5226

    105 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Stuart Elementary School Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    404 E 2nd
    Stuart, NE 68780
    (402) 924-3302

    109 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Columbian Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    330 S 127th St
    Omaha, NE 68154
    (402) 697-1433

    271 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Standing Bear Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    15860 Taylor Street
    Omaha, NE 68116
    (402) 827-4362

    568 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #77.
    Rousseau Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3701 S 33rd St
    Lincoln, NE 68506
    (402) 436-1165

    582 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #88.
    Elkhorn Middle School Math: 78% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3200 N 207th Plaza
    Elkhorn, NE 68022
    (402) 289-2428

    468 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #9-119.- 11.
    Elementary School At Johnson Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    310 Main St
    Johnson, NE 68378
    (402) 868-5235

    218 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #9-119.- 11.
    Sidney High School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1100 19th Ave
    Sidney, NE 69162
    (308) 254-5893

    383 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #9-119.- 11.
    Valentine Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    615 E 5th St
    Valentine, NE 69201
    (402) 376-3237

    225 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Calvert Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2103 O Street
    Auburn, NE 68305
    (402) 274-4129

    414 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    David City Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    826 E St
    David City, NE 68632
    (402) 367-3779

    279 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #1414.
    North Bend Central Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    420 E 11th St
    North Bend, NE 68649
    (402) 652-8122

    304 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1515.
    Osceola Elementary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    341 S Kimmel
    Osceola, NE 68651
    (402) 747-2091

    125 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1616.
    Pyrtle Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    721 Cottonwood Dr
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    (402) 436-1162

    435 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #1717.
    Randolph Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    309 N Bridge St
    Randolph, NE 68771
    (402) 337-0385

    136 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Bloomfield Junior Senior High School Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    311 E Benton
    Bloomfield, NE 68718
    (402) 373-4800

    106 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Hitchcock County Jr/sr High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    318 West D
    Trenton, NE 69044
    (308) 334-5575

    140 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #2020.
    Stapleton Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    702 6th Street
    Stapleton, NE 69163
    (308) 636-2252

    108 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #2121.
    Crofton Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1301 W 5th St
    Crofton, NE 68730
    (402) 388-4357

    138 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #2222.
    Creighton Community High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1609 Redick Ave
    Creighton, NE 68729
    (402) 358-5000

    164 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #2323.
    Wisner-pilger Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    801 18th St
    Wisner, NE 68791
    (402) 529-6465

    237 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Mc Cook Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1500 W 3rd St
    Mc Cook, NE 69001
    (308) 345-5681

    423 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Washington Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1205 S 2nd St
    Norfolk, NE 68702
    (402) 644-2557

    257 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #26-2926.- 29.
    Fullerton Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    606 4th St
    Fullerton, NE 68638
    (308) 536-2431

    160 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #26-2926.- 29.
    Mitchell Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1439 13th Ave
    Mitchell, NE 69357
    (308) 623-2828

    375 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #26-2926.- 29.
    Paddock Road Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3535 Paddock Rd
    Omaha, NE 68124
    (402) 390-6465

    272 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #26-2926.- 29.
    Wakefield Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    802 Highland
    Wakefield, NE 68784
    (402) 287-9892

    296 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #3030.
    Seedling Mile Elementary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    3208 E Seeding Mile Rd
    Grand Island, NE 68801
    (308) 385-5910

    116 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #3131.
    Hitchcock County Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    712 Arizona
    Culbertson, NE 69024
    (308) 278-2131

    152 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #3232.
    Dundee Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    310 N 51st Street
    Omaha, NE 68132
    (402) 554-8424

    558 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #3333.
    Bancroft-rosalie Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    708 Main St
    Bancroft, NE 68004
    (402) 648-3336

    169 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #3434.
    Ord Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    820 S 16th St
    Ord, NE 68862
    (308) 728-3331

    332 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #35-3635.- 36.
    Auburn Middle School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1829 Central Ave
    Auburn, NE 68305
    (402) 274-4328

    192 students
    Year: 2007
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