Top 5 Best Merrick County Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 1,216 students in Merrick County, NE (there are 1 private school, serving 212 private students). 85% of all K-12 students in Merrick County, NE are educated in public schools compared to the NE state average of 89%. 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 Central City Elementary School. 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 55% (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 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Nebraska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Nebraska public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Best Merrick County Public Schools (2022-23)

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
| 205 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
| 115 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 308 students
Rank: #44.
High Plains Community Elementary School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
205 W Pearl St
Clarks, NE 68628
(308) 548-2216
Grades: PK-6
| 145 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 220 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 223 students
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Merrick County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1003 Cady St Po Box 206
Chapman, NE 68827
(308) 986-2215
Grades: PK-8
| 102 students
1003 Cady St
Chapman, NE 68827
(308) 986-2215
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
205 W Pearl St
Clarks, NE 68628
(308) 548-2216
Grades: 6-8
| 53 students
609 5th St
Silver Creek, NE 68663
(308) 773-2233
Grades: PK-6
| 30 students
609 5th St Box 247
Silver Creek, NE 68663
(308) 773-2233
Grades: 7-8
| 92 students

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