201 N Sunset
Pierce, NE 68767
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Pierce Junior/Senior High School serves 331 students in grades 7-12.
Pierce Junior/Senior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 331 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 20% in NE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Pierce Junior/Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

School Overview

Pierce Junior/Senior High School's student population of 331 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
331 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Pierce Junior/Senior High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 904 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pierce Junior/Senior High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#171 out of 904 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
2%
20%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
93%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pierce Junior/Senior High School's ranking?

Pierce Junior/Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest graduation rate (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

75-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% NE state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% NE state average).

What is the graduation rate of Pierce Junior/Senior High School?

The graduation rate of Pierce Junior/Senior High School is 90%, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 85%.

How many students attend Pierce Junior/Senior High School?

331 students attend Pierce Junior/Senior High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

93% of Pierce Junior/Senior High School students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pierce Junior/Senior High School?

Pierce Junior/Senior High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.

What grades does Pierce Junior/Senior High School offer ?

Pierce Junior/Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 331 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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