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For the 2021 school year, there are 15 public schools in Kearney, NE, serving 5,905 students. Kearney has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Nebraska.
Kearney, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 58% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Kearney have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Nebraska public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Kearney, NE are Meadowlark Elementary School, Glenwood Elementary School and Buffalo Hills Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Nebraska public school average of 34% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the Nebraska public school average of 14:1.

Top Kearney, NE Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Meadowlark Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1010 E 53rd St
    Kearney, NE 68847
    (308) 698-8210

    Grades: PK-5 | 433 students
  • Glenwood Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8105 9th Ave
    Kearney, NE 68845
    (308) 698-8240

    Grades: PK-5 | 128 students
  • Buffalo Hills Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6110 11th Avenue
    Kearney, NE 68845
    (308) 698-8290

    Grades: PK-5 | 288 students
  • Park Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3000 7th Ave
    Kearney, NE 68845
    (308) 698-8280

    Grades: PK-5 | 262 students
  • Windy Hills Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4211 20th Ave
    Kearney, NE 68845
    (308) 698-8220

    Grades: PK-5 | 250 students
  • Central Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    300 W 24th St
    Kearney, NE 68845
    (308) 698-8040

    Grades: PK-5 | 269 students
  • Horizon Middle School Math: 64% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    915 W 35th St
    Kearney, NE 68845
    (308) 698-8120

    Grades: 6-8 | 613 students
  • Sunrise Middle School Math: 58% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4611 Ave N
    Kearney, NE 68847
    (308) 698-8150

    Grades: 6-8 | 594 students
  • Kenwood Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    915 16th Ave
    Kearney, NE 68845
    (308) 698-8200

    Grades: PK-5 | 393 students
  • Kearney High School Math: 58% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2702 West 11th Street
    Kearney, NE 68845
    (308) 698-8060

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,497 student
  • Northeast Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    910 E 34th St
    Kearney, NE 68847
    (308) 698-8230

    Grades: PK-5 | 378 students
  • Bryant Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1611 Ave C
    Kearney, NE 68847
    (308) 698-8190

    Grades: PK-5 | 242 students
  • Emerson Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2705 Ave E
    Kearney, NE 68847
    (308) 698-8270

    Grades: PK-5 | 248 students
  • Kearney West High School Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2802 30th Ave
    Kearney, NE 68845
    (308) 338-2011

    Grades: 7-12 | 90 students
  • Kearney Education Center
    1511 5th Avenue
    Kearney, NE 68845
    (308) 698-8033

    Grades: PK | 220 students
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