Pyrtle Elementary School

721 Cottonwood Dr
Lincoln, NE 68510
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 452 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Pyrtle Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 48%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 452 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Top 20% in NE
  • : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Pyrtle Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

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School Overview

Pyrtle Elementary School's student population of 452 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
452 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Pyrtle Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Pyrtle Elementary School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
#112 out of 902 schools
(Top 20%)
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60-64%
46%
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65-69%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
21%
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Black
3%
7%
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White
78%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.38
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pyrtle Elementary School's ranking?
Pyrtle Elementary School is ranked #112 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska.
What schools are Pyrtle Elementary School often compared to?
Pyrtle Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Eastridge Elementary School, Cavett Elementary School, Sheridan Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
How many students attend Pyrtle Elementary School?
452 students attend Pyrtle Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Pyrtle Elementary School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pyrtle Elementary School?
Pyrtle Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Pyrtle Elementary School offer ?
Pyrtle Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Pyrtle Elementary School part of?
Pyrtle Elementary School is part of Lincoln Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 452 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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