South Central Nebraska Unified 5 School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 681 students in South Central Nebraska Unified 5 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
Public Schools in South Central Nebraska Unified 5 School District have an average math proficiency score of 60% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 52% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in South Central Nebraska Unified 5 School District are Lawrence/nelson High School, Sandy Creek Middle School and Sandy Creek High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. South Central Nebraska Unified 5 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Nebraska.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Nebraska public school average of 34% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

South Central Nebraska Unified 5 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Nebraska for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)

Overview

School District Name
South Central Nebraska Unified 5 School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NE)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,098 Schools
# Students
681 Students
323,847 Students
# Teachers
66 Teachers
23,776 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1

District Rank

South Central Nebraska Unified 5 School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 248 school districts in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NE)
Overall District Rank
#109 out of 248 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of South Central Nebraska Unified 5  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Central Nebraska Unified 5  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Central Nebraska Unified 5  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥90%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of South Central Nebraska Unified 5  School District and public school graduation rate of NE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.15
0.52
# American Indian Students
2 Students
4,446 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
n/a
8,959 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
34 Students
60,839 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
19%
# Black Students
5 Students
21,654 Students
% Black Students
1%
7%
# White Students
628 Students
215,249 Students
% White Students
92%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
450 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
10 Students
12,250 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
80
17,513
# Students in K Grade:
42
23,239
# Students in 1st Grade:
37
22,902
# Students in 2nd Grade:
45
23,568
# Students in 3rd Grade:
43
24,184
# Students in 4th Grade:
47
24,178
# Students in 5th Grade:
45
22,561
# Students in 6th Grade:
45
23,678
# Students in 7th Grade:
49
23,359
# Students in 8th Grade:
47
23,730
# Students in 9th Grade:
47
23,832
# Students in 10th Grade:
48
23,747
# Students in 11th Grade:
46
23,007
# Students in 12th Grade:
60
24,349
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,394 is higher than the state median of $18,137. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $27,294 is higher than the state median of $17,818. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NE)
Total Revenue
$15 MM
$7 MM
This chart display total revenue of South Central Nebraska Unified 5  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$19 MM
$7 MM
This chart display total spending of South Central Nebraska Unified 5  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$21,394
$18,137
This chart display average revenue per public school student in South Central Nebraska Unified 5  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$27,294
$17,818
This chart display average spending per public school student in South Central Nebraska Unified 5  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NE by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best South Central Nebraska Unified 5 School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lawrence/nelson High School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
850 S Nevada
Nelson, NE 68961
(402) 225-3371
Grades: 9-12
| 69 students
Rank: #22.
Sandy Creek Middle School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 N Central
Clay Center, NE 68933
(402) 762-3561
Grades: 6-8
| 97 students
Rank: #33.
Sandy Creek High School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
30671 Hwy 14
Fairfield, NE 68938
(402) 726-2151
Grades: 9-12
| 132 students
Rank: #44.
Sandy Creek Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
30671 Hwy 14
Fairfield, NE 68938
(402) 726-2412
Grades: PK-5
| 166 students
Rank: #55.
Lawrence/nelson Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
411 E Second
Lawrence, NE 68957
(402) 756-7013
Grades: PK-5
| 93 students
Rank: #66.
Lawrence - Nelson Middle School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
850 S Nevada
Nelson, NE 68961
(402) 225-3371
Grades: 6-8
| 44 students
30671 Hwy 14
Fairfield, NE 68938
(402) 726-2151
Grades: PK
| 57 students
411 E Second
Lawrence, NE 68957
(402) 756-7014
Grades: PK
| 23 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • South Central Nebraska Unified 5
  • 30671 HWY 14, FAIRFIELD, NE, 68938-2757
  • (402) 726-2151
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 681 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 20% in NE)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15

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