Sterling High School

250 Main St
Sterling, NE 68443
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Sterling High School serves 90 students in grades 7-12.
Sterling High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 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 30-39% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 90 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Btm 50% in NE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sterling High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

School Overview

Sterling High School's student population of 90 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
90 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Sterling High School is ranked within the bottom 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 High School is 0.13, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#668 out of 902 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-49%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
7%
21%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
93%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
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 Sterling High School's ranking?
Sterling High School is ranked #668 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
What schools are Sterling High School often compared to?
Sterling High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Georgia Elementary & Middle School, Bakersfield School, St. Albans Town Educational Center by visitors of our site.
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 30-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
What is the graduation rate of Sterling High School?
The graduation rate of Sterling High School is 50%, which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 85%.
How many students attend Sterling High School?
90 students attend Sterling High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Sterling High School students are White, and 7% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sterling High School?
Sterling High School has a student ration of 8:1, which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Sterling High School offer ?
Sterling High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Sterling High School part of?
Sterling High School is part of Sterling Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 90 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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