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For the 2021 school year, there are 10 public schools in Thurston County, NE, serving 1,991 students. Thurston County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Nebraska.
Thurston County, NE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Nebraska public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 26% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Thurston County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Nebraska public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Thurston County, NE are Pender Elementary School, Pender High School and Emerson-hubbard High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the Nebraska public school average of 34% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is less than the Nebraska public school average of 14:1.

Top Thurston County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Pender Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    609 Whitney St
    Pender, NE 68047
    (402) 385-3244

    Grades: PK-6 | 239 students
  • Pender High School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    609 Whitney St
    Pender, NE 68047
    (402) 385-3244

    Grades: 7-12 | 145 students
  • Emerson-hubbard High School Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1503 Dakota St
    Emerson, NE 68733
    (402) 695-2636

    Grades: 7-12 | 102 students
  • Umo N Ho N Nation High School Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    470 Main St
    Macy, NE 68039
    (402) 837-5622

    Grades: 9-12 | 125 students
  • Winnebago High School Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    202 Osbourne St
    Winnebago, NE 68071
    (402) 878-2224

    Grades: 9-12 | 181 students
  • Winnebago Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    202 Osbourne St
    Winnebago, NE 68071
    (402) 878-2224

    Grades: PK-8 | 428 students
  • Walthill Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    602 Main St
    Walthill, NE 68067
    (402) 846-5432

    Grades: PK-6 | 220 students
  • Walthill High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    602 Main St
    Walthill, NE 68067
    (402) 846-5432

    Grades: 7-12 | 159 students
  • Umo N Ho N Nation Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    470 Main St
    Macy, NE 68039
    (402) 837-5260

    Grades: PK-5 | 304 students
  • Umo N Ho N Nation Middle School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    470 Main St
    Macy, NE 68039
    (402) 837-5622

    Grades: 6-8 | 88 students
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