Dorchester Public School


The Dorchester Public School district in Nebraska serves students from elementary through high school, with two schools in the district - Dorchester Elementary School and Dorchester High School. While the elementary school performs above the state average in some subjects, the high school has seen a significant decline in academic performance over the years, ranking 180 out of 215 Nebraska high schools in 2022-2023 with a 1-star rating.

Dorchester Elementary School ranks 300 out of 459 Nebraska elementary schools and has a 2-star rating, performing above the state average in English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5, but below the state average for grade 6. In Mathematics, the school is below the state average for grade 4 but above the state average for grade 6. The school has a relatively high percentage of students (36.81%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

In contrast, Dorchester High School has performed significantly below the state average in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science proficiency for grade 11, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The high school has an even higher percentage of students (43.96%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch compared to the elementary school, suggesting that socioeconomic factors may be contributing to the academic challenges faced by the district.

District Detail

 506 W 9th
Dorchester, NE 68343-0007

 (402) 946-2781

SchoolDigger Rank:
194th of 212 Nebraska districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 235

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

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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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