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For the 2021 school year, there are 20 public schools in Dawson County, NE, serving 5,436 students. Dawson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Nebraska.
Dawson County, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Dawson County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Nebraska public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Dawson County, NE are Overton High School, Gothenburg Secondary School and Elementary School At Sumner. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 34% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Nebraska public school average of 14:1.

Top Dawson County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Overton High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    401 7th St
    Overton, NE 68863
    (308) 987-2424

    Grades: 7-12 | 139 students
  • Gothenburg Secondary School Math: 55% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1322 Avenue I
    Gothenburg, NE 69138
    (308) 537-3651

    Grades: 7-12 | 441 students
  • Elementary School At Sumner Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    205 E 5th Ave
    Sumner, NE 68878
    (308) 752-2925

    Grades: PK-6 | 107 students
  • Junior-senior High At Sumner Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    205 E 5th Ave
    Sumner, NE 68878
    (308) 752-2925

    Grades: 7-12 | 91 students
  • Dudley Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1311 Avenue G
    Gothenburg, NE 69138
    (308) 537-3651

    Grades: PK-6 | 449 students
  • Cozad High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1710 Meridian Ave
    Cozad, NE 69130
    (308) 784-2744

    Grades: 9-12 | 283 students
  • Overton Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    401 7th St
    Overton, NE 68863
    (308) 987-2424

    Grades: PK-6 | 183 students
  • Bryan Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1003 N Harrison
    Lexington, NE 68850
    (308) 324-3762

    Grades: PK-5 | 347 students
  • Cozad Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    420 East 14th Street
    Cozad, NE 69130
    (308) 784-3462

    Grades: PK-5 | 386 students
  • Lexington Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1100 N Washington
    Lexington, NE 68850
    (308) 324-2349

    Grades: 6-8 | 688 students
  • Lexington High School Math: 37% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1400 Minuteman Drive
    Lexington, NE 68850
    (308) 324-4691

    Grades: 9-12 | 884 students
  • Sandoz Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1711 N Erie
    Lexington, NE 68850
    (308) 324-5540

    Grades: 2-3 | 312 students
  • Cozad Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1810 Meridian Ave
    Cozad, NE 69130
    (308) 784-2746

    Grades: 6-8 | 223 students
  • Pershing Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1104 N Tyler
    Lexington, NE 68850
    (308) 324-3765

    Grades: 4-5 | 261 students
  • Cozad Alternative Ed Center Alternative School
    1910 Meridian Ave
    Cozad, NE 69130
    (308) 784-2745

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Cozad Early Education Center
    420 West 14th Street
    Cozad, NE 69130
    (308) 784-3381

    Grades: PK | 59 students
  • Early Intervention/homebound Special Education School
    1501 Plum Creek Parkway
    Lexington, NE 68850
    (308) 324-1841

    Grades: PK | n/a student
  • Early Learning Academy
    1503 Plum Creek Parkway
    Lexington, NE 68850
    (308) 324-1841

    Grades: PK | 258 students
  • Morton Elementary School
    505 S Lincoln
    Lexington, NE 68850
    (308) 324-3764

    Grades: PK-1 | 301 students
  • Swede Preschool Academy
    1401 Lake Avenue
    Gothenburg, NE 69138
    (308) 537-3651

    Grades: PK | 24 students
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