Top 10 Best Dakota County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 14 public schools serving 4,505 students in Dakota County, NE. Dakota County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Nebraska.
The top ranked public schools in Dakota County, NE are Cardinal Elementary School, Homer Elementary School and Dakota City Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dakota County, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Dakota County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Nebraska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Best Dakota County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Cardinal Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
820 E 29th Street
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-1662
Grades: PK-5
| 409 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Homer Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
212 S 3rd
Homer, NE 68030
(402) 698-2377
Grades: PK-6
| 241 students
Rank: #33.
Dakota City Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1801 Locust St
Dakota City, NE 68731
(402) 987-3363
Grades: PK-5
| 202 students
Rank: #44.
Emerson-hubbard Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
109 W Third St
Emerson, NE 68733
(402) 695-2654
Grades: PK-5
| 97 students
Rank: #55.
South Sioux City Middle School
Math: 59% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3625 G Street
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-3061
Grades: 6-8
| 811 students
Rank: #66.
Harney Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Arbor Drive
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-1446
Grades: PK-5
| 351 students
Rank: #77.
Emerson-hubbard High School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1503 Dakota St
Emerson, NE 68733
(402) 695-2636
Grades: 9-12
| 58 students
Rank: #88.
Covington Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2116 A Street
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-4238
Grades: 1-5
| 356 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Homer High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
212 S 3rd
Homer, NE 68030
(402) 698-2377
Grades: 7-12
| 191 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Lewis & Clark Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
801 2nd Ave
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-1917
Grades: PK-5
| 232 students
Rank: #1111.
South Sioux High School
Math: 35% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3301 G St
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-2433
Grades: 9-12
| 1,151 students
Rank: n/an/a
2300 C St
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-3501
Grades: PK-K
| 222 students
Rank: n/an/a
1503 Dakota St
Emerson, NE 68733
(402) 695-2636
Grades: 6-8
| 60 students
Rank: n/an/a
223 N John St
Jackson, NE 68743
(402) 632-4276
Grades: PK-2
| 124 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Dakota County, NE

Dakota County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
100 Futures Dr
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-4185
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
1000 West 29th St
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-0121
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
223 N John St Po Box 67
Jackson, NE 68743
(402) 632-4276
Grades: PK-8
| 57 students
1410 Pine
Dakota City, NE 68731
(402) 494-1727
Grades: PK
| n/a students

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