Top 10 Best Dawson County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 5,436 students in Dawson County, NE. Dawson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Nebraska.
The top ranked public schools in Dawson County, NE are Dudley Elementary School, Gothenburg Secondary School and Cozad 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 43% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 52% 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 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 34% (majority Hispanic).

Best Dawson County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dudley Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1311 Avenue G
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-3651
Grades: PK-6
| 449 students
Rank: #22.
Gothenburg Secondary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1322 Avenue I
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-3651
Grades: 7-12
| 441 students
Rank: #33.
Cozad Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
420 East 14th Street
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-3462
Grades: PK-5
| 386 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Elementary School At Sumner
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
205 E 5th Ave
Sumner, NE 68878
(308) 752-2925
Grades: PK-6
| 107 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Junior-senior High At Sumner
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
205 E 5th Ave
Sumner, NE 68878
(308) 752-2925
Grades: 7-12
| 91 students
Rank: #66.
Overton High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
401 7th St
Overton, NE 68863
(308) 987-2424
Grades: 7-12
| 139 students
Rank: #77.
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
Rank: #88.
Overton Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
401 7th St
Overton, NE 68863
(308) 987-2424
Grades: PK-6
| 183 students
Rank: #99.
Lexington Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 N Washington
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-2349
Grades: 6-8
| 688 students
Rank: #1010.
Cozad Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1810 Meridian Ave
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-2746
Grades: 6-8
| 223 students
Rank: #1111.
Pershing Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1104 N Tyler
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-3765
Grades: 4-5
| 261 students
Rank: #1212.
Cozad High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1710 Meridian Ave
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-2744
Grades: 9-12
| 283 students
Rank: #1313.
Lexington High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Minuteman Drive
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-4691
Grades: 9-12
| 884 students
Rank: #1414.
Sandoz Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1711 N Erie
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-5540
Grades: 2-3
| 312 students
Cozad Alternative Ed Center
Alternative School
1910 Meridian Ave
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-2745
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
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 students
1503 Plum Creek Parkway
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-1841
Grades: PK
| 258 students
505 S Lincoln
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-3764
Grades: PK-1
| 301 students
1401 Lake Avenue
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-3651
Grades: PK
| 24 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
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
Box 128
Dawson, NE 68337
(402) 855-2645
Grades: PK-6
| 67 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

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