Top 10 Best Buffalo County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 29 public schools serving 8,406 students in Buffalo County, NE (there are 3 private schools, serving 628 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Buffalo County, NE are educated in public schools compared to the NE state average of 89%. Buffalo County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Nebraska.
The top ranked public schools in Buffalo County, NE are Meadowlark Elementary School, Park Elementary School and Buffalo Hills Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Buffalo County, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 56% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Buffalo County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Nebraska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Nebraska public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Best Buffalo County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Meadowlark Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1010 E 53rd St
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 698-8210
Grades: PK-5
| 410 students
Rank: #22.
Park Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3000 7th Ave
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 698-8280
Grades: PK-5
| 268 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Buffalo Hills Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6110 11th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 698-8290
Grades: PK-5
| 304 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Glenwood Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8105 9th Ave
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 698-8240
Grades: PK-5
| 136 students
Rank: #55.
Windy Hills Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4211 20th Ave
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 698-8220
Grades: PK-5
| 251 students
Rank: #66.
Amherst Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 N Sycamore
Amherst, NE 68812
(308) 826-3131
Grades: PK-6
| 198 students
Rank: #77.
Central Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
300 W 24th St
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 698-8040
Grades: PK-5
| 273 students
Rank: #88.
Ravenna Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
41750 Carthage Rd
Ravenna, NE 68869
(308) 452-3202
Grades: PK-6
| 230 students
Rank: #99.
Sunrise Middle School
Math: 55% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4611 Ave N
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 698-8150
Grades: 6-8
| 604 students
Rank: #1010.
Amherst High School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
100 N Sycamore
Amherst, NE 68812
(308) 826-3131
Grades: 7-12
| 186 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Kenwood Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
915 16th Ave
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 698-8200
Grades: PK-5
| 390 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Ravenna Senior High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
41750 Carthage Rd
Ravenna, NE 68869
(308) 452-3249
Grades: 7-12
| 178 students
Rank: #1313.
Horizon Middle School
Math: 55% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
915 W 35th St
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 698-8120
Grades: 6-8
| 625 students
Rank: #1414.
Northeast Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
910 E 34th St
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 698-8230
Grades: PK-5
| 344 students
Rank: #1515.
Kearney High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2702 West 11th Street
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 698-8060
Grades: 9-12
| 1,598 students
Rank: #1616.
Pleasanton Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
303 Church St
Pleasanton, NE 68866
(308) 388-2041
Grades: PK-6
| 168 students
Rank: #1717.
Geneva North High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2802 30th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 338-2011
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students
Rank: #1818.
Shelton High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
210 9th St
Shelton, NE 68876
(308) 647-5459
Grades: 7-12
| 110 students
Rank: #1919.
Elm Creek Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
230 East Calkins Avenue
Elm Creek, NE 68836
(308) 856-4300
Grades: PK-6
| 231 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Gibbon High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1030 Court Street
Gibbon, NE 68840
(308) 468-5721
Grades: 7-12
| 241 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Shelton Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
210 9th St
Shelton, NE 68876
(308) 647-6558
Grades: PK-6
| 157 students
Rank: #2222.
Gibbon Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1030 Court Street
Gibbon, NE 68840
(308) 468-6546
Grades: PK-6
| 329 students
Rank: #2323.
Pleasanton High School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
303 Church St
Pleasanton, NE 68866
(308) 388-2041
Grades: 7-12
| 124 students
Rank: #2424.
Elm Creek High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
230 East Calkins Avenue
Elm Creek, NE 68836
(308) 856-4300
Grades: 7-12
| 141 students
Rank: #2525.
Bryant Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1611 Ave C
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 698-8190
Grades: PK-5
| 235 students
Rank: #2626.
Emerson Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2705 Ave E
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 698-8270
Grades: PK-5
| 206 students
Rank: #2727.
West Kearney High School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2802 30th Ave
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 338-2011
Grades: 7-12
| 42 students
Rank: n/an/a
2801 30th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 338-2011
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
1511 5th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 698-8033
Grades: PK
| 411 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Buffalo County, NE

Buffalo County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1404 East 39th St
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-6977
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
7700 E 78th St
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 237-5664
Grades: PK-8
| 9 students
26520 Pawnee Rd
Ravenna, NE 68869
(308) 467-2339
Grades: PK-8
| 2 students
74204 L Road
Elm Creek, NE 68836
(308) 995-4771
Grades: PK-6
| 19 students
2041 East 56th St
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 236-7145
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
910 East 34th St
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 698-8233
Grades: PK
| n/a students
561 Webb St
Odessa, NE 68861
(308) 237-5415
Grades: PK-8
| 29 students
29050 145th Road
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-1618
Grades: PK-6
| 16 students
123 1st Street Box 9
Riverdale, NE 68870
(308) 893-2481
Grades: PK-8
| 46 students
123 1st St
Riverdale, NE 68870
(308) 893-2481
Grades: PK-5
| 46 students
2430 Cherry Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-9486
Grades: PK-5
| 25 students

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