Best Public Schools in Central City, NE


The Central City, Nebraska school district consists of three schools: Central City Elementary School, Central City High School, and Central City Middle School. The district serves a predominantly white, economically disadvantaged population, with high rates of free and reduced-price lunch recipients across all schools.

Among the three schools, Central City Middle School stands out as the top performer, ranking 66th out of 238 Nebraska middle schools and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school boasts strong test scores, with 57-81% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and 87% and 70% proficiency in 5th and 8th grade science, respectively. In contrast, Central City High School lags behind, ranking 152nd out of 215 Nebraska high schools and earning a 2-star rating, with ACT proficiency rates below the state averages.

The Central City Public Schools district as a whole is ranked 102nd out of 212 districts in Nebraska and rated 3 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger, suggesting a level of consistency in the district's performance across its schools. However, the significant difference in per-student spending between the high school ($24,487) and the middle school ($16,181) is noteworthy and may warrant further investigation.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Nebraska Department of Education.

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