Top 10 Best Platte County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 19 public schools serving 5,349 students in Platte County, NE (there are 10 private schools, serving 1,765 private students). 75% of all K-12 students in Platte County, NE are educated in public schools (compared to the NE state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Platte County, NE are Humphrey Elementary School, Lakeview High School and Lakeview Junior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Platte County, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Platte County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Nebraska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Best Platte County Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Humphrey Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
405 South 7th Street
Humphrey, NE 68642
(402) 923-1230
Grades: PK-6
| 160 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Lakeview High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3744 83rd St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-8518
Grades: 9-12
| 304 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Lakeview Junior High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3744 83rd Street
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-8518
Grades: 7-8
| 138 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Shell Creek Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
16786 280th St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-8008
Grades: PK-6
| 309 students
Rank: #55.
Centennial Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
500 Centennial St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-8180
Grades: PK-4
| 412 students
Rank: #66.
Humphrey Jr-sr High School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
405 South 7th Street
Humphrey, NE 68642
(402) 923-1230
Grades: 7-12
| 120 students
Rank: #77.
Richland Elementary School
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
595 Road 3
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-6900
Grades: PK-8
| 58 students
Rank: #88.
Platte Center Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
155 Platte St
Platte Center, NE 68653
(402) 246-3465
Grades: PK-6
| 154 students
Rank: #99.
North Park Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 31st St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7070
Grades: PK-4
| 331 students
Rank: #1010.
Emerson Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2410 20th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7030
Grades: PK-4
| 294 students
Rank: #1111.
Lost Creek Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3772 33rd Ave
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7045
Grades: PK-4
| 370 students
Rank: #1212.
Columbus Middle School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 26th St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7060
Grades: 5-8
| 1,134 students
Rank: #1313.
Columbus High School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3434 Discoverer Drive
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,281 students
Rank: #1414.
West Park Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4100 Adamy St
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7075
Grades: PK-4
| 246 students
Rank: n/an/a
Esu 7 Center
Alternative School
2563 44th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-0815
Grades: 8-11
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Esu 7 Learning Academy
Special Education School
2567 44th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-0815
Grades: PK-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
2410 16th Street
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7000
Grades: PK
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
306 Pine St
Lindsay, NE 68644
(402) 428-2409
Grades: PK-K
| 12 students
2508 27th Street
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 563-7000
Grades: PK
| 26 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Platte County, NE

Platte County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3020 18th St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-4949
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
2657 44th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-0815
Grades: PK-12
| 7 students
350 4th St Box 98
Creston, NE 68631
(402) 285-0143
Grades: PK-8
| 19 students
510 6th St
Duncan, NE 68634
(402) 897-2525
Grades: PK-6
| 24 students
860 E 29th St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-4540
Grades: PK-8
| 161 students
424 Osborn Ave Box 156
Monroe, NE 68647
(402) 495-3135
Grades: PK-6
| 41 students
405 S 7th Box 278
Humphrey, NE 68642
(402) 923-1230
Grades: PK-6
| 103 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Platte County, NE?
The top ranked public schools in Platte County, NE include Humphrey Elementary School, Lakeview High School and Lakeview Junior High School.
How many public schools are located in Platte County, NE?
19 public schools are located in Platte County, NE.
What percentage of students in Platte County, NE go to public school?
75% of all K-12 students in Platte County, NE are educated in public schools (compared to the NE state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Platte County, NE?
Platte County, NE public schools minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nebraska public schools average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

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