Grand Island Public Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 23 public schools serving 9,920 students in Grand Island Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
Public Schools in Grand Island Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 52% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Grand Island Public Schools School District are Engleman Elementary School, Seedling Mile Elementary School and Shoemaker Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Grand Island Public Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Nebraska.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Grand Island Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Nebraska for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Grand Island Public Schools School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NE)
# Schools
23 Schools
1,087 Schools
# Students
9,920 Students
324,727 Students
# Teachers
715 Teachers
23,944 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Grand Island Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 246 school districts in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NE)
Overall District Rank
#230 out of 248 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Grand Island Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Grand Island Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Grand Island Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
83%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Grand Island Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.54
# American Indian Students
72 Students
4,249 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
86 Students
9,510 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
5,208 Students
64,591 Students
% Hispanic Students
52%
20%
# Black Students
439 Students
21,619 Students
% Black Students
4%
7%
# White Students
3,842 Students
210,614 Students
% White Students
39%
65%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
481 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
265 Students
13,663 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
636
17,748
# Students in K Grade:
742
22,902
# Students in 1st Grade:
811
23,048
# Students in 2nd Grade:
739
22,715
# Students in 3rd Grade:
701
22,946
# Students in 4th Grade:
751
22,866
# Students in 5th Grade:
760
23,517
# Students in 6th Grade:
759
24,127
# Students in 7th Grade:
751
24,295
# Students in 8th Grade:
703
22,786
# Students in 9th Grade:
638
24,174
# Students in 10th Grade:
670
24,341
# Students in 11th Grade:
600
24,090
# Students in 12th Grade:
659
25,172
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,323 in this school district is less than the state median of $18,964. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,931 is less than the state median of $18,654. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NE)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$122 MM
$7 MM
This chart display total revenue of Grand Island Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$138 MM
$7 MM
This chart display total spending of Grand Island Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,323
$18,964
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Grand Island Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,931
$18,654
This chart display average spending per public school student in Grand Island Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Grand Island Public Schools School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Engleman Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1812 Mansfield Rd
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5902
Grades: PK-5
| 531 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Seedling Mile Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3208 E Seeding Mile Rd
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5910
Grades: PK-5
| 118 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Shoemaker Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4160 W Old Potash Hwy
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5936
Grades: PK-5
| 438 students
Rank: #44.
Gates Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2700 W Louise St
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5892
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
Rank: #55.
Starr Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 S Adams Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5882
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #66.
Westridge Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4111 W 13th St
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5886
Grades: 6-8
| 569 students
Rank: #77.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1314 W 7th Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5922
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #88.
Knickrehm Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2013 N Oak St
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5927
Grades: PK-5
| 225 students
Rank: #99.
Newell Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2700 W 13th St
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5905
Grades: PK-5
| 381 students
Rank: #1010.
Barr Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
602 W Stolley Park Rd
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5875
Grades: 6-8
| 795 students
Rank: #1111.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
805 Beal St
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5924
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
Rank: #1212.
Howard Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
502 W 9th St
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5916
Grades: PK-5
| 448 students
Rank: #1313.
Dodge Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
641 S Oak St
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5889
Grades: PK-5
| 409 students
Rank: #1414.
Wasmer Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
318 S Clark St
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5920
Grades: PK-5
| 359 students
Rank: #1515.
Grand Island Senior High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2124 N Lafayette Ave
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5950
Grades: 9-12
| 2,567 students
Rank: #1616.
West Lawn Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3022 College St
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5930
Grades: PK-5
| 297 students
Rank: #1717.
Walnut Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 N Custer Ave
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5990
Grades: 6-8
| 849 students
Rank: n/an/a
Career Pathways Institute
Alternative School
1215 Adams Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5601
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Early Learning Center
4360 W Capital Ave
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5655
Grades: PK
| 263 students
Rank: n/an/a
Indra House
Special Education School
2131 N Lafayette Street
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5635
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
1700 W Stolley Park Rd
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5913
Grades: PK-5
| 216 students
Rank: n/an/a
Success Academy
Alternative School
1912 N Lafayette Ave
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5885
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Wyandotte Learning Center
Alternative School
315 Wyandotte St
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5922
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grand Island Public Schools School District
  • 123 S WEBB RD, GRAND ISLAND, NE, 68803-5110
  • (308) 385-5900
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 9,920 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Top 50% in NE)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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