Sterling Elementary School serves 129 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Sterling Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the Nebraska state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-59% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-6
- Enrollment: 129 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 8%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in NE
- Math Proficiency: 40-49% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 50-59% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education
Sterling Elementary School's student population of 129 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Sterling Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Sterling Elementary School is 0.15, 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
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#409 out of 902 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sterling Elementary School's ranking?
Sterling Elementary School is ranked #409 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 50-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
How many students attend Sterling Elementary School?
129 students attend Sterling Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
92% of Sterling Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sterling Elementary School?
Sterling Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Sterling Elementary School offer ?
Sterling Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Sterling Elementary School part of?
Sterling Elementary School is part of Sterling Public Schools School District.
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