Top 5 Best Kearney County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 1,397 students in Kearney County, NE.
The top ranked public schools in Kearney County, NE are Minden East Elementary School, Axtell Elementary School and Minden High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kearney County, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Kearney County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Nebraska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Nebraska public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Best Kearney County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Minden East Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
123 N Minden Ave
Minden, NE 68959
(308) 832-2460
Grades: PK-3
| 220 students
Rank: #22.
Axtell Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 Main St
Axtell, NE 68924
(308) 743-2415
Grades: PK-6
| 193 students
Rank: #33.
Minden High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
622 West Third
Minden, NE 68959
(308) 832-2254
Grades: 9-12
| 274 students
Rank: #44.
C L Jones Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
520 W 3rd
Minden, NE 68959
(308) 832-2338
Grades: 4-8
| 317 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Axtell High School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Main St
Axtell, NE 68924
(308) 743-2415
Grades: 7-12
| 120 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Wilcox-hildreth Jr/sr High School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
404 E Sapp St
Wilcox, NE 68982
(308) 478-5265
Grades: 7-12
| 94 students
Rank: #77.
Wilcox-hildreth Upper Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
613 Nelson Street
Wilcox, NE 68982
(308) 938-2415
Grades: 3-6
| 68 students
Rank: n/an/a
427 N Park St
Minden, NE 68959
(308) 832-1666
Grades: PK
| 37 students
Rank: n/an/a
404 E Sapp St
Wilcox, NE 68982
(308) 478-5265
Grades: PK-2
| 74 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Kearney County, NE

Kearney County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
500 Main St
Axtell, NE 68924
(308) 743-2415
Grades: 6-8
| 66 students
325 North Yates, Po Box 301
Minden, NE 68959
(308) 832-2254
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
240 E 21st Culdesac
Minden, NE 68959
(308) 832-1546
Grades: 9-12
| 8 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Kearney County, NE?
The top ranked public schools in Kearney County, NE include Minden East Elementary School, Axtell Elementary School and Minden High School.
How many public schools are located in Kearney County, NE?
9 public schools are located in Kearney County, NE.
What is the racial composition of students in Kearney County, NE?
Kearney County, NE public schools minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Nebraska public schools average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

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