Top 10 Best Lincoln Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 79 public schools serving 41,938 students in Lincoln, NE (there are 30 private schools, serving 7,074 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Lincoln, NE are educated in public schools (compared to the NE state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Lincoln, NE are Wysong Elementary School, Adams Elementary School and Sheridan Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lincoln, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Lincoln have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Nebraska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Lincoln, NE (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wysong Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7901 Blanchard Boulevard
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 436-1185
Grades: PK-5
| 684 students
Rank: #22.
Adams Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7401 Jacobs Creek Drive
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 436-1121
Grades: PK-5
| 780 students
Rank: #33.
Sheridan Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3100 Plymouth Ave
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 436-1167
Grades: PK-5
| 413 students
Rank: #44.
Maxey Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5200 S 75th St
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 436-1153
Grades: PK-5
| 689 students
Rank: #55.
Moore Middle School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8700 Yankee Woods Drive
Lincoln, NE 68526
(402) 436-1225
Grades: 6-8
| 651 students
Rank: #66.
Cavett Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7701 S 36th St
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 436-1131
Grades: PK-5
| 583 students
Rank: #77.
Kloefkorn Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6601 Glass Ridge Drive
Lincoln, NE 68526
(402) 436-1148
Grades: PK-5
| 490 students
Rank: #88.
Rousseau Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3701 S 33rd St
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 436-1165
Grades: PK-5
| 539 students
Rank: #99.
Humann Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6720 Rockwood Ln
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 436-1145
Grades: PK-5
| 568 students
Rank: #1010.
Scott Middle School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2200 Pine Lake Road
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 436-1218
Grades: 6-8
| 1,194 students
Rank: #1111.
Lincoln East High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1000 S 70th St
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 436-1302
Grades: 9-12
| 2,251 students
Rank: #1212.
Lux Middle School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7800 High St
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 436-1220
Grades: 6-8
| 792 students
Rank: #1313.
Kahoa Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7700 Leighton St
Lincoln, NE 68507
(402) 436-1147
Grades: PK-5
| 540 students
Rank: #1414.
Pyrtle Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
721 Cottonwood Dr
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 436-1162
Grades: PK-5
| 452 students
Rank: #1515.
Southwest High School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7001 S 14th St
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 436-1306
Grades: 9-12
| 2,199 students
Rank: #1616.
Beattie Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1901 Calvert St
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 436-1123
Grades: PK-5
| 373 students
Rank: #1717.
Morley Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6800 Monterey Dr
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 436-1154
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #1818.
Lincoln Southeast High School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2930 S 37th St
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 436-1304
Grades: 9-12
| 1,982 students
Rank: #1919.
Hill Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5230 Tipperary Trail
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 436-1142
Grades: PK-5
| 457 students
Rank: #2020.
Pound Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4740 S 45th St
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 436-1217
Grades: 6-8
| 709 students
Rank: #2121.
Eastridge Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6245 L St
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 436-1135
Grades: PK-5
| 291 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Fredstrom Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5700 N W 10th
Lincoln, NE 68521
(402) 436-1140
Grades: PK-5
| 439 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Zeman Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4900 S 52nd St
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 436-1169
Grades: PK-5
| 443 students
Rank: #2424.
Kooser Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7301 N 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521
(402) 436-1146
Grades: PK-5
| 824 students
Rank: #2525.
Holmes Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5230 Sumner St
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 436-1143
Grades: PK-5
| 397 students
Rank: #2626.
Mickle Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2500 N 67th St
Lincoln, NE 68507
(402) 436-1216
Grades: 6-8
| 729 students
Rank: #2727.
Irving Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2745 S 22nd St
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 436-1214
Grades: 6-8
| 933 students
Rank: #2828.
Meadow Lane Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7200 Vine St
Lincoln, NE 68505
(402) 436-1151
Grades: PK-5
| 624 students
Rank: #2929.
Prescott Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1930 S 20th St
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 436-1161
Grades: PK-5
| 499 students
Rank: #3030.
School Middle Schooll
(Math: 46% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Penrose Drive
Lincoln, NE 68521
(402) 436-1222
Grades: 6-8
| 913 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Brownell Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6000 Aylesworth Ave
Lincoln, NE 68505
(402) 436-1127
Grades: PK-5
| 323 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Norwood Park Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4710 N 72nd St
Lincoln, NE 68507
(402) 436-1155
Grades: PK-5
| 241 students
Rank: #3333.
Randolph Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1024 S 37th St
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 436-1163
Grades: PK-5
| 441 students
Rank: #3434.
Calvert Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3709 S 46th St
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 436-1130
Grades: PK-5
| 363 students
Rank: #3535.
University Of Nebraska High School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
206 S 13th St Ste 800
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-4338
Grades: 9-12
| 191 students
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Lincoln, Nebraska Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
40th & Holdrege Unl East
Lincoln, NE 68583
(402) 472-9855
Grades: PK
| 18 students
1430 South St
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 437-8930
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
9300 Second St Rr 8
Lincoln, NE 68526
(402) 423-4538
Grades: PK-8
| 63 students
285 S 68th St Pl 4th Floor
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 436-1715
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
840 South 17th
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 436-1960
Grades: PK
| 48 students
5001 Sw 56th
Lincoln, NE 68523
(402) 797-7400
Grades: PK-8
| 7 students
300 S 48th St
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 436-1141
Grades: PK-6
| 247 students
5801 N 33 St
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 436-1305
Grades: PK
| 3 students
285 S 68th St Pl 4th Floor
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 436-1776
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2032 U Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 474-1110
Grades: PK
| 16 students
11801 West A
Lincoln, NE 68532
(402) 475-0745
Grades: PK-8
| 6 students
5801 N 33rd St
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 436-1305
Grades: 6-8
| 225 students
3200 W Mc Kelvie Rd
Lincoln, NE 68524
(402) 470-3151
Grades: PK-8
| 30 students
5905 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 436-1989
Grades: PK
| 22 students
701 W Rokeby
Lincoln, NE 68523
(402) 423-0562
Grades: PK-8
| 41 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Lincoln, NE?
The top ranked public schools in Lincoln, NE include Wysong Elementary School, Adams Elementary School and Sheridan Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Lincoln, NE?
79 public schools are located in Lincoln, NE.
What percentage of students in Lincoln, NE go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Lincoln, NE are educated in public schools (compared to the NE state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Lincoln, NE?
Lincoln, NE public schools minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public schools average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

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