Top 5 Best Columbus Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public elementary schools serving 3,154 students in Columbus, NE.
The top ranked public elementary schools in Columbus, NE are Shell Creek Elementary School, Richland Elementary School and Centennial Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbus, NE public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Nebraska public elementary school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 47% statewide average). Elementary schools in Columbus have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Nebraska public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public elementary school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Elementary Schools in Columbus, NE (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
| 309 students
Rank: #22.
Richland Elementary School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
595 Road 3
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-6900
Grades: PK-8
| 58 students
Rank: #33.
Centennial Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Centennial St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-8180
Grades: PK-4
| 412 students
Rank: #44.
West Park Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4100 Adamy St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7075
Grades: PK-4
| 246 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Lost Creek Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3772 33rd Ave
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7045
Grades: PK-4
| 370 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
North Park Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 31st St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7070
Grades: PK-4
| 331 students
Rank: #77.
Columbus Middle School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 26th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7060
Grades: 5-8
| 1,134 students
Rank: #88.
Emerson Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2410 20th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7030
Grades: PK-4
| 294 students
Rank: n/an/a
Esu 7 Learning Academy
Special Education School
2567 44th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-0815
Grades: PK-12
| n/a 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 elementary schools in Columbus, NE?
The top ranked public elementary schools in Columbus, NE include Shell Creek Elementary School, Richland Elementary School and Centennial Elementary School.
How many public elementary schools are located in Columbus, NE?
9 public elementary schools are located in Columbus, NE.
What is the racial composition of students in Columbus, NE?
Columbus, NE public elementary schools minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public elementary schools average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

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