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For the 2021 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 1,314 students in Merrick County, NE. Merrick County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Nebraska.
The top ranked public schools in Merrick County, NE are Palmer Elementary School, Palmer Junior-senior High School and Twin River Elem-silver Creek. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Merrick County, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Merrick County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 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 34% (majority Hispanic).

Best Merrick County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Palmer Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    202 Commercial St
    Palmer, NE 68864
    (308) 894-3065

    Grades: PK-6 | 168 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Palmer Junior-senior High School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    202 Commercial St
    Palmer, NE 68864
    (308) 894-3065

    Grades: 7-12 | 144 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Twin River Elem-silver Creek Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    609 5th St
    Silver Creek, NE 68663
    (308) 773-2233

    Grades: PK-6 | 47 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Central City Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1711 15th Ave
    Central City, NE 68826
    (308) 946-3057

    Grades: PK-4 | 314 students
  • Rank: #55.
    High Plains Community Elem/clarks Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    205 Pearl St
    Clarks, NE 68628
    (308) 548-2216

    Grades: PK-3 | 76 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Central City High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1510 28th St
    Central City, NE 68826
    (308) 946-3086

    Grades: 9-12 | 214 students
  • Rank: #77.
    High Plains Community Middle School Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    205 Pearl St
    Clarks, NE 68628
    (308) 548-2216

    Grades: 6-8 | 44 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Chapman Elementary School Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1003 Cady St
    Chapman, NE 68827
    (308) 986-2215

    Grades: PK-5 | 64 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Central City Middle School Math: 50% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2815 17th Ave
    Central City, NE 68826
    (308) 946-3056

    Grades: 5-8 | 203 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Lockwood Preschool
    750 Lockwood Rd
    Grand Island, NE 68801
    (308) 384-2042

    Grades: PK | 40 students
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