Cambridge Elementary School

Summary:

Cambridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cambridge, Nebraska, serving 130 students in grades PK-4. The school is part of the Cambridge Public Schools district, which is ranked 75 out of 212 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating.

Cambridge Elementary stands out in several ways. It has a significantly higher percentage of white students (96.15%) compared to nearby Arapahoe Elementary (86.96%) and Southwest Elementary-Indianola (86.59%). Academically, Cambridge Elementary's 3rd and 4th-grade students outperform the state average in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. The school also has a relatively high spending per student ($18,172) and a lower student-teacher ratio of 12.7, suggesting a more personalized learning environment.

However, Cambridge Elementary's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, from a high of 85th out of 488 Nebraska elementary schools in 2014-2015 to a low of 270th out of 459 in the most recent 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, the school has seen a significant increase in the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, from 36.89% in 2021-2022 to 48.46% in 2022-2023, indicating potential economic challenges for families. While Cambridge Elementary has demonstrated strengths, the nearby Arapahoe Elementary and Southwest Elementary-Indianola schools have also shown notable academic performance, providing opportunities for the school to learn from its neighbors.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 1003 Nelson St
       Cambridge, NE  69022-0100


(308) 697-3322

District: Cambridge Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
270th of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,172 Help


Students who attend Cambridge Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Cambridge Middle School
High:    Cambridge High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7 Help
Number of students:  130

Racial breakdown:

White:
96.2%
Asian:
1.5%
Hispanic:
1.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cambridge Elementary School ranks worse than 58.8% of elementary schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.26. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (96.2%), Asian (1.5%), Hispanic (1.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cambridge Elementary School is 12.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cambridge Elementary School is $18,172.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cambridge Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cambridge Elementary School 270th of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Cambridge Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Cambridge Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Cambridge Public Schools 75th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cambridge Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Cambridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 88.06 1st 418 99.8%
2007 83.86 15th 430 96.5%
2008 64.08 175th 478 63.4%
2009 71.43 48th 471 89.8%
2010 56.54 232nd 502 53.8%
2011 59.40 186th 473 60.7%
2012 78.31 69th 480 85.6%
2013 62.28 167th 485 65.6%
2014 72.27 94th 483 80.5%
2015 77.16 85th 488 82.6%
2016 71.44 114th 480 76.3%
2017 63.59 159th 459 65.4%
2018 61.14 162nd 450 64.0%
2022 68.22 132nd 457 71.1%
2023 45.26 270th 459 41.2%
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Rank History for White students at Cambridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.68 184th 391 52.9%
2022 52.22 173rd 388 55.4%
2023 23.15 322nd 385 16.4%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Cambridge Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 270 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 270
1989 275 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1990 267 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 269
1991 264 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 266
1992 273 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1993 268 0 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 271
1994 252 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 255
1995 244 0 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 248
1996 244 0 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 248
1997 236 0 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 240
1998 218 0 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 221
1999 229 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 230
2000 225 0 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 228
2001 212 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 213
2002 210 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 210
2003 210 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 210
2004 214 1 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 217
2005 221 2 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 227
2006 209 7 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 220
2007 218 5 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 226
2008 208 6 0 8 1 n/a n/a 0 223
2009 170 0 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 172
2010 172 3 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 177
2011 172 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 176
2012 161 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 164
2013 161 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 169
2014 159 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 164
2015 161 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 166
2016 132 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 138
2017 134 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 141
2018 129 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 133
2019 125 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 130
2020 119 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 125
2021 123 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 130
2022 116 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 122
2023 125 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 130

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cambridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 270 16.9 15.9 12.2
1989 275 17.4 15.8 10.5
1990 269 18.5 14.5 9.3
1991 266 18.5 14.3 10.9
1992 275 18.6 14.7 8.7
1993 271 18.7 14.5 12.2
1994 255 18.8 13.6 12.5
1995 248 17.3 14.3 19
1996 248 17.3 14.3 19
1997 240 16.4 14.6 19.6
1998 221 16.8 13.2 19.5
1999 230 14.8 15.5 34.3
2000 228 14.9 15.3 42.1
2001 213 17.8 12.0 39
2002 210 18.3 11.5 48.1
2003 210 18.3 11.5 48.1
2004 217 16.9 12.8 46.1
2005 227 16.6 13.7 32.2
2006 220 16.8 13.1 36.8
2007 226 16.6 13.6 38.5
2008 223 16.1 13.9 42.2
2009 172 14.1 12.2 45.3
2010 177 16.0 11.0 48.6
2011 176 15.6 11.2 39.8
2012 164 13.5 12.1 34.1
2013 169 13.3 12.6 53.3
2014 164 14.3 11.4 50
2015 166 16.0 10.3 45.8
2016 138 13.0 10.6 48.6
2017 141 12.0 11.6 48.9
2018 133 11.2 11.8 44.4
2019 130 11.6 11.2 46.2
2020 125 10.1 12.2 40
2021 130 9.9 13.0 48.5
2022 122 9.6 12.6 36.9
2023 130 10.1 12.7 48.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cambridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 270 16.9 15.9 12.2
1989 275 17.4 15.8 10.5
1990 269 18.5 14.5 9.3
1991 266 18.5 14.3 10.9
1992 275 18.6 14.7 8.7
1993 271 18.7 14.5 12.2
1994 255 18.8 13.6 12.5
1995 248 17.3 14.3 19
1996 248 17.3 14.3 19
1997 240 16.4 14.6 19.6
1998 221 16.8 13.2 19.5
1999 230 14.8 15.5 34.3
2000 228 14.9 15.3 42.1
2001 213 17.8 12.0 39
2002 210 18.3 11.5 48.1
2003 210 18.3 11.5 48.1
2004 217 16.9 12.8 46.1
2005 227 16.6 13.7 32.2
2006 220 16.8 13.1 36.8
2007 226 16.6 13.6 38.5
2008 223 16.1 13.9 42.2
2009 172 14.1 12.2 45.3
2010 177 16.0 11.0 48.6
2011 176 15.6 11.2 39.8
2012 164 13.5 12.1 34.1
2013 169 13.3 12.6 53.3
2014 164 14.3 11.4 50
2015 166 16.0 10.3 45.8
2016 138 13.0 10.6 48.6
2017 141 12.0 11.6 48.9
2018 133 11.2 11.8 44.4
2019 130 11.6 11.2 46.2
2020 125 10.1 12.2 40
2021 130 9.9 13.0 48.5
2022 122 9.6 12.6 36.9
2023 130 10.1 12.7 48.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cambridge Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $849 (5.2%) $13,125 (80.3%) $16,353
2020 $873 (5.2%) $13,335 (79.0%) $16,881
2021 $876 (5.6%) $12,245 (78.2%) $15,659
2022 $1,381 (8.1%) $12,396 (73.0%) $16,970
2023 $1,242 (6.8%) $13,370 (73.6%) $18,172

Data source: Nebraska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cambridge Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Cambridge Elementary School)6464
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cambridge Public Schools)6464
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Cambridge Elementary School)7150
 21%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cambridge Public Schools)7150
 21%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students130130
African American11
American Indian00
Asian02
Hispanic42
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White125125
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46.2%48.5%
 2.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cambridge Elementary School

Students who attend Cambridge Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Cambridge Middle School
High : Cambridge High School

Cambridge Elementary School ranks 270th of 459 Nebraska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Cambridge Elementary School are 96% White, 2% Asian, 2% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 130 students attended Cambridge Elementary School.


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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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