High Plains Community Schools School District

260 S Pine
Polk, NE 68654-0029
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

High Plains Community Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Nebraska for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there is 1 public middle school serving 114 students in High Plains Community Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Nebraska.
Public Middle School in High Plains Community School School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Nebraska public middle school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Nebraska public middle school average of 32% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NE)
# Schools
2 Schools
338 Schools
# Students
236 Students
82,355 Students
# Teachers
29 Teachers
6,793 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
8:1

District Rank

High Plains Community 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 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NE)
#160 out of 246 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall district rank of High Plains Community Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
30-34%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of High Plains Community Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Nebraska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
50-54%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of High Plains Community Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Nebraska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60-69%
62%
This chart displays the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of High Plains Community Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Nebraska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥80%
87%
This chart displays public school graduation rate of High Plains Community Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of Nebraska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.26
0.50
# American Indian Students
n/a
1,404 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
2%
# Asian Students
n/a
1,996 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
35 Students
15,006 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
18%
# Black Students
n/a
4,613 Students
% Black Students
n/a
6%
# White Students
201 Students
55,987 Students
% White Students
85%
68%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
116 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
n/a
3,233 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
17
128
# Students in K Grade:
14
229
# Students in 1st Grade:
24
223
# Students in 2nd Grade:
18
227
# Students in 3rd Grade:
13
205
# Students in 4th Grade:
9
335
# Students in 5th Grade:
19
1,777
# Students in 6th Grade:
8
15,169
# Students in 7th Grade:
23
24,278
# Students in 8th Grade:
20
24,345
# Students in 9th Grade:
20
3,873
# Students in 10th Grade:
14
3,931
# Students in 11th Grade:
19
3,793
# Students in 12th Grade:
18
3,842
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $28,034 is higher than the state median of $15,508. The school district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $35,157 is higher than the state median of $16,823. The school district spending/student has grown by 58% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NE)
Total Revenue
$7 MM
$5,080 MM
This chart displays total revenue of High Plains Community Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in Nebraska by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$8 MM
$5,511 MM
This chart displays total spending of High Plains Community Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in Nebraska by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$28,034
$15,508
This chart displays average revenue per public school student in High Plains Community Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in Nebraska by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$35,157
$16,823
This chart displays average spending per public school student in High Plains Community Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in Nebraska by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best High Plains Community Schools School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
High Plains Community Jr/sr High School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
345 S Pine
Polk, NE 68654
(402) 765-3331
Grades: 7-12
| 114 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 236 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : ≥80% (Top 50% in NE)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • : 60-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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