Top 10 Best Public High Schools in Nebraska (2024)

The top ranked public high schools in Nebraska are Elkhorn South High School, Leigh High School and High School At Johnson. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public high schools are Elkhorn, Bennington and Kearney.
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Nebraska is 46%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 48%.

Top Ranked Public High Schools in Nebraska (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Elkhorn South High School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85% (Top 1%)
Reading: 83% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
20303 Blue Sage Parkway
Omaha, NE 68130
(402) 289-0616
Rank: #22.
Leigh High School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 7-12
222 W 4th St
Leigh, NE 68643
(402) 487-2228
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
High School At Johnson
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 7-12
310 Main St
Johnson, NE 68378
(402) 868-5235
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Wayne High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
611 W 7th St
Wayne, NE 68787
(402) 375-3150
Rank: #55.
Elkhorn High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1401 Veterans Dr
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 289-4239
Rank: #66.
Elkhorn North High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
17800 George Miller Parkway
Omaha, NE 68116
(402) 289-0322
Rank: #77.
Wood River Rural High School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
13800 W Wood River Rd
Wood River, NE 68883
(308) 583-2249
Rank: #88.
Kenesaw Secondary School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 7-12
110 N 5th Ave
Kenesaw, NE 68956
(402) 752-3215
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Cambridge High School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
1003 Nelson St
Cambridge, NE 69022
(308) 697-3322
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Cross County High School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
1270 123rd Rd
Stromsburg, NE 68666
(402) 764-5521
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Newman Grove High School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 7-12
101 S 8th St
Newman Grove, NE 68758
(402) 447-6294
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Shelby - Rising City High School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
650 N Walnut
Shelby, NE 68662
(402) 527-5946
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Weeping Water High School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
204 West O
Weeping Water, NE 68463
(402) 267-4265
Rank: #1414.
Millard West High School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 70% (Top 10%)
Reading: 69% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
5710 S 176 Ave
Omaha, NE 68135
(402) 715-6000
Rank: #1515.
Osmond High School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-12
202 W Prairie St
Osmond, NE 68765
(402) 748-3777
Rank: #1616.
Bennington High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 66% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
16610 Bennington Road
Bennington, NE 68007
(402) 238-2447
Rank: #1717.
Mc Cook Senior High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
600 W 7th St
Mc Cook, NE 69001
(308) 345-5422
Rank: #1818.
Ponca High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-12
505 3rd St
Ponca, NE 68770
(402) 755-5701
Rank: #19 - 2519. - 25.
Blue Hill High School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-12
606 S Sycamore
Blue Hill, NE 68930
(402) 756-3043
Rank: #19 - 2519. - 25.
Boone Central High School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
605 S 6th St
Albion, NE 68620
(402) 395-2134
Rank: #19 - 2519. - 25.
Elgin High School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-12
101 N 4th St
Elgin, NE 68636
(402) 843-2455
Rank: #19 - 2519. - 25.
High School At Syracuse
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
1500 Education Dr
Syracuse, NE 68446
(402) 269-2381
Rank: #19 - 2519. - 25.
Hyannis High School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-12
332 East Hwy 2
Hyannis, NE 69350
(308) 458-2202
Rank: #19 - 2519. - 25.
Mead High School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-12
114 N Vine
Mead, NE 68041
(402) 624-3435
Rank: #19 - 2519. - 25.
Stuart High School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-12
404 E 2nd
Stuart, NE 68780
(402) 924-3302
Rank: #2626.
Pierce Jr/sr High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 55-59% (Top 30%)
Grades: 7-12
201 N Sunset
Pierce, NE 68767
(402) 329-6217
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Elmwood-murdock Jr/sr High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Grades: 7-12
300 Wyoming St
Murdock, NE 68407
(402) 867-2341
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Fort Calhoun Jr-sr High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Grades: 7-12
5876 County Road P43
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
(402) 468-5591
Rank: #2929.
Seward High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 65-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
532 Northern Heights
Seward, NE 68434
(402) 643-2988
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Crofton High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 55-59% (Top 30%)
Grades: 7-12
89048 N Hwy 121
Crofton, NE 68730
(402) 388-2440
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Heartland Community High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 55-59% (Top 30%)
Grades: 7-12
1501 Front St
Henderson, NE 68371
(402) 723-4434
Rank: #3232.
Gretna High School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 63% (Top 20%)
Reading: 64% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
11335 S 204th Street
Gretna, NE 68028
(402) 332-3936
Rank: #33 - 3833. - 38.
Ashland-greenwood High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
1842 Furnas Street
Ashland, NE 68003
(402) 944-2117
Rank: #33 - 3833. - 38.
Chadron Senior High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
901 Cedar
Chadron, NE 69337
(308) 432-0707
Rank: #33 - 3833. - 38.
Freeman High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-12
415 Eighth St
Adams, NE 68301
(402) 988-2525
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