Best Public Schools in Kearney, NE


The city of Kearney, Nebraska is home to 15 schools that serve students from elementary through high school, all part of the Kearney Public Schools district. While the district as a whole is ranked 44 out of 212 in Nebraska and rated 4 stars, the performance of individual schools varies significantly.

At the top of the district are standout schools like Meadowlark Elementary, ranked 5th out of 459 Nebraska elementary schools, and Windy Hills Elementary, ranked 17th. These schools boast exceptional test scores, with over 80% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics. In contrast, schools like Northeast Elementary, Bryant Elementary, and Emerson Elementary struggle, ranking in the bottom half of Nebraska elementary schools.

The data suggests a correlation between the socioeconomic status of a school's student population and its academic performance, with schools serving higher percentages of students from low-income families tending to have lower test scores and rankings. Additionally, schools with lower student-teacher ratios, such as Bryant Elementary and Central Elementary, appear to perform better than those with higher ratios. The West Kearney High School stands out as an outlier, with a much smaller student population and significantly different racial makeup compared to the other schools in the Kearney Public Schools district.

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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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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