Top 10 Best Dawson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 19 public schools serving 5,471 students in Dawson County, NE (there are 1 private school, serving 9 private students). 100% of all K-12 students in Dawson County, NE are educated in public schools (compared to the NE state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Dawson County, NE are Bryan Elementary School, Gothenburg Secondary School and Overton Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dawson County, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Dawson County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Nebraska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Dawson County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Bryan Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1003 N Harrison
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-3762
Grades: PK-5
| 382 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Gothenburg Secondary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1322 Avenue I
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-3651
Grades: 7-12
| 381 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Overton Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
401 7th St
Overton, NE 68863
(308) 987-2424
Grades: PK-6
| 167 students
Rank: #44.
Elementary School At Sumner
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
205 E 5th Ave
Sumner, NE 68878
(308) 752-2925
Grades: PK-6
| 116 students
Rank: #55.
Cozad Middle School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1810 Meridian Ave
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-2746
Grades: 6-8
| 191 students
Rank: #66.
Overton High School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
401 7th St
Overton, NE 68863
(308) 987-2424
Grades: 7-12
| 116 students
Rank: #77.
Dudley Elementary School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1311 Avenue G
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-3651
Grades: PK-6
| 425 students
Rank: #88.
Cozad Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
420 East 14th Street
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-3462
Grades: PK-5
| 419 students
Rank: #99.
Cozad High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1710 Meridian Ave
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-2744
Grades: 9-12
| 256 students
Rank: #1010.
Sandoz Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1711 N Erie
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-5540
Grades: 2-3
| 304 students
Rank: #1111.
Lexington Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 N Washington
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-2349
Grades: 6-8
| 646 students
Rank: #1212.
Junior-senior High At Sumner
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
205 E 5th Ave
Sumner, NE 68878
(308) 752-2925
Grades: 7-12
| 105 students
Rank: #1313.
Morton Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
505 S Lincoln
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-3764
Grades: PK-1
| 323 students
Rank: #1414.
Lexington High School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Minuteman Drive
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-4691
Grades: 9-12
| 940 students
Rank: #1515.
Pershing Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1104 N Tyler
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-3765
Grades: 4-5
| 334 students
Rank: n/an/a
420 West 14th Street
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-3381
Grades: PK
| 70 students
Rank: n/an/a
Early Intervention/homebound
Special Education School
1501 Plum Creek Parkway
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-1841
Grades: PK
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
1503 Plum Creek Parkway
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-1841
Grades: PK
| 261 students
Rank: n/an/a
1311 Avenue G
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-3651
Grades: PK
| 35 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Dawson County, NE

Dawson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
77050 Hwy 47
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-3155
Grades: PK-8
| 7 students
808 Ave D
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-2154
Grades: K-6
| 143 students
1910 Meridian Ave
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-2745
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
76398 Road 421
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-3573
Grades: PK-8
| 22 students
75885 Road 428
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 324-2829
Grades: PK-8
| 12 students
75598 Rd 439 Po Box 755
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-2745
Grades: PK-8
| 26 students
75905 Road 431
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-3615
Grades: PK-8
| 26 students
700 N Washington Rm 201
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 784-3573
Grades: K-8
| 5 students
75795 Hwy 21
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-2741
Grades: PK-8
| 32 students
77131 Road 431
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-3604
Grades: PK-8
| 6 students
76955 Road 417
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-3161
Grades: PK-8
| 10 students
123 Caribou St Box 128
Farnam, NE 69029
(308) 569-2331
Grades: 6-8
| 75 students
75710 Road 436
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-3626
Grades: PK-8
| 19 students
1609 N Erie
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-8811
Grades: PK
| 9 students
Hc 79 Box 75
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-2717
Grades: PK-8
| 6 students
103 East 10th St
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-7360
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
75598 Rd 439
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-2745
Grades: PK-8
| 30 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Dawson County, NE?
The top ranked public schools in Dawson County, NE include Bryan Elementary School, Gothenburg Secondary School and Overton Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Dawson County, NE?
19 public schools are located in Dawson County, NE.
What percentage of students in Dawson County, NE go to public school?
100% of all K-12 students in Dawson County, NE are educated in public schools (compared to the NE state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Dawson County, NE?
Dawson County, NE public schools minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public schools average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

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