Top 10 Best Columbus Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 5,002 students in Columbus, NE (there are 8 private schools, serving 1,419 private students). 78% of all K-12 students in Columbus, NE are educated in public schools (compared to the NE state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Columbus, NE are Lakeview High School, Lakeview Junior High School and Shell Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbus, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Columbus have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Nebraska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Best Columbus, NE Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lakeview High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3744 83rd St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-8518
Grades: 9-12
| 309 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Lakeview Junior High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3744 83rd Street
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-8518
Grades: 7-8
| 139 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Shell Creek Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
16786 280th St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-8008
Grades: PK-6
| 322 students
Rank: #44.
Centennial Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
500 Centennial St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-8180
Grades: PK-4
| 398 students
Rank: #55.
Richland Elementary School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
595 Road 3
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-6900
Grades: PK-8
| 73 students
Rank: #66.
North Park Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 31st St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7070
Grades: PK-4
| 321 students
Rank: #77.
Emerson Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2410 20th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7030
Grades: PK-4
| 298 students
Rank: #88.
Lost Creek Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3772 33rd Ave
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7045
Grades: PK-4
| 351 students
Rank: #99.
Columbus Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 26th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7060
Grades: 5-8
| 1,175 students
Rank: #1010.
Columbus High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3434 Discoverer Drive
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,325 students
Rank: #1111.
West Park Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4100 Adamy St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7075
Grades: PK-4
| 264 students
Rank: n/an/a
Esu 7 Center
Alternative School
2563 44th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-0815
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Esu 7 Learning Academy
Special Education School
2567 44th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-0815
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
2410 16th Street
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7000
Grades: PK
| n/a students
2508 27th Street
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7000
Grades: PK-K
| 27 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Columbus, Nebraska

Columbus, Nebraska Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3020 18th St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-4949
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
2657 44th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-0815
Grades: PK-12
| 7 students
860 E 29th St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-4540
Grades: PK-8
| 161 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Columbus, NE?

The top ranked public schools in Columbus, NE are Lakeview High School, Lakeview Junior High School and Shell Creek Elementary School.

How many public schools are located in Columbus, NE?

15 public schools are located in Columbus, NE.

What percentage of students in Columbus, NE go to public school?

78% of all K-12 students in Columbus, NE are educated in public schools (compared to the NE state average of 89%).

What is the racial composition of students in Columbus, NE?

Columbus, NE minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

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